As we get older, we can’t get away with certain things we may have when we were younger, like going out 5 nights in a row, and not working on our flexibility. Here are a few things I’ve learnt from training people who are 30+.
Learning how to perform movements is invaluable
Many do group exercise for years without really becoming technically better at performing movements, especially with resistance. Learn HOW to perform movements properly so that you can target specific areas, as well as avoiding injury and getting stronger. We may have got away with dodgy technique in our younger days; however as we get older we lose this luck…
The right environment
Training with, or amongst the right people in the right environment can improve you in the short and long term.
Think, are you around people or in an environment which pushes you outside your comfort zone sometimes, so that you don’t stagnate?
To a point, this becomes more important than what you do, especially for longer term goals where for much of the time consistency outweighs short bursts of intense training.
A few other points…
Keep working on mobility – boring, yes, beneficial, yes. Your body will thank you down the line for this.
Stay on top of injuries and knocks. Recovery may be slower, but don’t rush things.
Always have goals which are out of, and in reach!
A big plus is, getting older means we must train smarter. Priorities in life change, and unlike earlier days most cannot dedicate the same amount of time to training, therefore the when we do train the sessions must count!