How To Get Fit After 40
Do this 10-minute exercise now
Before we get started, let’s make it clear: it’s definitely not easy, especially when last time you were fit was in your 20s. Back then, you could also get away with lower quality food, which certainly isn’t the case now.
Don’t lose hope though — losing weight and getting that muscle tone is quite simple if you manage your training and diet the right way. And no, steady-state cardio is not the answer. Neither are low-calorie foods that taste like cardboard.
Do this workout to defy aging, burn fat and build muscle definition
You can achieve the same results as a regular gym goer, through time-tested, quick workouts that you can do anywhere.
- Perform mountain climber for 20 seconds
2. do 8 laps and Rest for 10 seconds between each lap
3. rest 1 minute after the 8 laps
4 . Perform squats for 20 seconds
do 8 laps rest for 10 seconds between each lap
You just burned 336 calories
SEEMS DOABLE, RIGHT?
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HERE’S HOW MUCH IT WORKS YOUR BODY:
Why is it so effective?
Tabata is a High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), which alternates between intense exercises (e.g. jumping and squatting) to keep your heart rate up, but allow periods of rest to keep you going.
What are the main benefits?
1. You burn more calories
After an intense workout like HIIT, your body will burn fuel like crazy. If you are performing these exercises at a very high intensity, your body will have to work much harder to keep going. This will cause your heart to pump fast and your metabolism to spike. This is ideal if your goal is to lose fat. Your metabolism will stay high not only during the workout, but after the workout as well. Which means that your body will be burning fat between 24-48 hours after.
2. You can do this anywhere without equipment
Life distractions won’t get in the way of your fitness. Your body is your own gym. Anytime, anywhere, you can perform these functional movements, gain strength and improve your fitness. No excuses! Even when you’re traveling, are on holidays or when access to a gym may not be possible – you can exercise. You don’t need a gym membership if you can exercise in the comfort of your own home. Additionally, body weight exercises can be regressed or progressed to match all fitness levels.
3. You achieve new limits
The breaks you get are timed to give you the extra boost to reach new levels. The short breaks allow your body to recover a little in order to prolong the length of time you can continue your maximal effort without a dramatic decrease in performance. You’ll be tired, but it’ll be over before you know it. Which means in less than 10 minutes you can check off that you did your workout for the day and do it again the next day and again the day after that.
So it doesn’t matter if you have a tough week at work, or if you’re traveling, all those excuses you make for not going to the gym don’t apply here. What will you do with all your extra time you’re not in the gym?