A new study just released found that going overboard with exercise as you age slows or even stops progress. How’s that?
Inflammation. Too much from exercise over-exertion can eat away muscle, slowing your metabolism to a crawl. And that can cause fat loss to stall.
Here is the researchers’ conclusion: “We show for the first time that human aging is associated with muscle inflammation susceptibility… that is present in both tissue and isolated myogenic cells and likely contributes to the impaired regenerative capacity of skeletal muscle in the older population.” [Merrit, E.K., et al. (2013). J App Physiology. In press.]
That is why our F4X method from Old School New Body works so well for those 40 years old and beyond. You use a moderate poundage for each exercise and short rests between sets. Only the last set is all-out, so cumulative muscle fatigue prevents too much damage…
You start with the basic 4-exercise LEAN program so you don’t trigger too much muscular trauma. You ease into quick results, then you can add an exercise or two, tack on one of the Midsection Makeover programs and/or graduate to the SHAPE workout.
Gradual, ease-into-it progression is the key, and excess soreness means too much muscle trauma. If you’re sore to the touch, you did too much. Mild soreness from your workouts is okay and should be gone by your next workout day.
So don’t rush. Take it easy, but not too easy. What’s too easy? Well, sometimes if our daughter wakes up in the morning sweating, she thinks she must’ve been working hard in her sleep so she can count it as a workout. Lol. That’s taking it too easy…
You need to work out with weights two to three times a week–and hard enough to keep it challenging. It’s the best way to get in shape, lose weight and feel great!
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