Your 40s

Men's Health (Australia) - - FITNESS -

THE UP­SHOT

Weight train­ing in your twen­ties of­ten felt like a com­pet­i­tive sport, but by now you should be past the point of try­ing to match the num­bers on your neigh­bour’s bar. That doesn’t have to mean tak­ing your­self out of the game, how­ever. In your for­ties, you won’t bulk up as quickly as you used to, so fo­cus in­stead on main­te­nance: staving off mus­cle loss and the ac­com­pa­ny­ing drop in me­tab­o­lism. Don’t be wary of work­ing at high in­ten­sity – your body can still han­dle it. Just en­sure that you give your­self a full day’s re­cov­ery time be­tween work­outs. You’re in it for the long haul.

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