A woman’s body goes through many changes when she grows older, and the body you’ve at forty may be drastically different from the one you had at twenty.
Rather than ignore these changes, women over forty can perform certain kinds of fitness routines and exercises strength-training and lifting weights in particular to stay in great shape, maintain bone density, increase muscle mass and reduce the effects of aging.
Strength training for women over forty is very different from the typical workouts most youngsters follow. With age our bodies are less able to hold up to the rigours of running and jumping, especially on the joints and bones. Bootcamps are highly competitive and tend to involve high-impact movements, resulting in sore knees, back pain and other strains.
If you are in relatively good shape with no joint problems, then by all means, go for the hardcore bootcamp but if you suffer from bad knees, sore hips or other joint problems, you may want to try more isolated and gentle movements than a bootcamp would typically offer.
Burpees are an full body strength training exercise With every rep, you will work your arms, chest, quads, glutes, hamstrings, and abdominal muscle.
- Stand straight on your feet shoulder-width apart.
- Squat and place your hands in front by your feet.
- Jump back until your legs is fully extended and your body are in plank position.
- Do a push up and jump forward, push through the heels and return to the starting position.
- Repeat until set are complete.
Do 3 sets of 10 reps.
Squats help to build your leg muscles (iquadriceps, hamstrings, and calves), also help you to burn more fat, as one of the most time-efficient ways to burn a lot calories
- Stand tall on your feet hip width apart and your arms down of your side
- Start to lower your body back as far when you can of pushing your hips back and bending your knees and pushing your body weight into your heels
- As you’re lowering into the squat your arms will begin to raise out in front of you as balance
- Keep a neutral spine at all times and never let your knees go over your toes
- The lower body should be parallel on the floor and your chest should be lifted at all times not rounded.
- Repeat until set are complete.
Do 3 sets of 15 reps.
- The plank are one of the better workout for core conditioning but them too works your glutes and hamstrings, supports proper posture, and ameliorates balance.Get into pushup position on the floor.
- Now bend your elbows 90 degrees and rest your weight on your forearms.
- Keep your torso straight and rigid and your body in a straight line from ears to toes with no sagging or bending.
- Your head is relaxed and you should be looking at the floor.
- Hold the position for as long as you can.
- Remember to breathe. Inhale and exhale slowly and steadily.
- When your form begins to suffer, pull the plug. You’re only benefiting from the plank by actually doing the plank.
Do 1 minute.
The lunge aids to sculpt strengthen and tone your legs and glutes, and improve the flexibility by the hips.
- Place the hands with the hips, pull the shoulders back and stand tall
- Step forwards on your right leg and slowly lower the body until the front knee are bent to 90 degrees
- The back knee should never touch the floor
- Push yourself back up to the starting position for quickly but safely for possible
- Repeat on the left leg
Do 3 sets of 20 reps.
5. Straight Leg Raises
Aids to increase the strength and definition of your abdominal muscle and too ameliorates your overall flexibility and stability.
- Lie on your back with your hands by your sides or underneath your glutes. Keep your legs straight or just slightly bent.
- Raise your legs until your body is in an L shape.
- Pause, lower both legs slowly and then return to the starting position.
- Repeat until set is complete.
Do 3 sets of 15 reps each leg.