40s anyone?

fit_chickx Posts: 571 Member
Nothing happens overnight. The change in my body has suprised me. I'm 48 and have a better fitness level than I did in my twenties. It has taken me two years lifting to get where I am. I'm always learning. Raise a glass to older women who lift!


  • giusa
    giusa Posts: 669 Member
    edited September 2017
    Wow! Major MFP issues here. It keeps throwing me off!!

    Champagne flute in hand to each of you!

    Now let's see if this post disappears
  • dulcitonia
    dulcitonia Posts: 278 Member
  • dulcitonia
    dulcitonia Posts: 278 Member
    How many days week do you 40 somethings strength train?
  • bizgirl26
    bizgirl26 Posts: 1,808 Member
    I usually do arms twice a week and legs twice a week . I do cardio on off days
  • DancingMoosie
    DancingMoosie Posts: 8,586 Member
    I usually do full body twice a week, then at least one workout DVD of cardio/ dumbbells another day, to get in some accessories.
  • yogibella
    yogibella Posts: 321 Member
    I’m 43 and hoping to only get better and stronger as I get older! It’s all uphill from now on ladies! ;)

    That being said, have any of you noticed any changes or challenges in recovery times and how you plan your workouts? Or something you are more mindful of? I most likely just need to plan refueling, rest, sleep etc. better but I go through lulls in energy and now learning not to push too hard, all the time. I wonder if any of it is *ahem* age-related or just all part of training. I also recently switched to a HIIT & circuits type training and maybe it’s more taxing on my body atm than I realized... Nobody said you necessarily get smarter as you get older lol

  • dulcitonia
    dulcitonia Posts: 278 Member
    Thx for the responses. I've strength trained twice a week for a year. I was thinking of going to change a cardio day to another one but I still get way sore 2days after..
  • l3long
    l3long Posts: 153 Member
    I do heavy weight training only twice a week. I also run once per week, do interval training twice a week and swim once a week. Sometimes I insert a short swim after the weights as well as it really helps prevent injury. As I have gotten older I have noticed that lots and lots of warm-up/stretching ids the key to injury prevention and also that I need to alternate heavy and light days to prevent burn out.