How does a 40 year old male start getting into shape?
40-year-old males may want to start getting into shape for many of the same reasons as 40-year-old women do! We all want healthy bodies regardless of our gender, that feeling of being fit is like no other feeling in the world and that’s what we all strive for.
Why do 40-year-old males struggle to maintain weight?
40-year-old males just like females may start to struggle to maintain a healthy weight through inactivity, and as a result of lower metabolism, this increases the likelihood of further weight gain.
Sometimes being more unhealthy and overweight also lowers confidence and as we age this just stops you from doing things. Getting out and about seems a chore and being overweight can make you more self-conscious in certain situations.
How does a 40-year-old male start getting into shape?
So how does a 40-year-old male start getting into shape? Keeping it realistic is key. Similar to women, you must factor in daily exercise of at least 30 minutes, this can be anything that keeps you motivated which burns calories and boosts your metabolism.
Basic workout to help a 40-year-old male get into shape
A basic workout to help a 40-year-old male get into shape could be something like hitting the road for a 20-minute power walk, warm up on a local loop, then head home for 10 minutes of strength training.
This could be 10 squats into 5 knee press-ups repeated 3 times into a 1-minute rest.
After the rest hit your abdominal muscles and maybe do 10 crunches into a 30-second rest, 3 times through.
As the weeks go, increase the number of reps, before you know it you’ll start to see and feel a difference! Be consistent and disciplined and you’ll get there.
How can an online personal trainer help 40-year-old males get into shape?
Getting into shape for 40-year-old males as males can feel like a mountain to climb sometimes, that’s where an online personal trainer (like me!) can help.
I will keep you accountable and on track with a set regime and weekly 1-2-1 video call workouts. Sometimes you just need that extra backup.