If you are an older man who wants to see some results from your exercise efforts, you have come to the right place. As a personal trainer in the Pacific Northwest, I have helped many men to reach their exercise goals. I’ve helped many people to get healthy, get fit, and live a better quality of life. I can help you, too!
Exercise is a beautiful thing. When you stick to it and are committed, you will see some great results. Most of the time, when people are not seeing results from their exercise efforts it’s because they are not sticking to them, being committed, or at times challenging themselves. That’s where I come in and help to kick things up a notch.
Here are some tips for ways that exercise for older men can help them see results:
First, it’s important to make sure you are in okay health in order to have an exercise program. Before starting a program it’s always ideal to check with your doctor just to make sure you get the thumbs up to get started. If there are concerns, the doctor can address them, and then you can get started exercising.
Set goals. Often times people will not have any goals and then wonder why they don’t reach them. Determine what you want to do. Maybe it’s to be able to jog a mile straight without stopping, maybe it’s be able to ride your bike for five miles throughout your neighborhood. Set some goals on how often you want to exercise. You should aim for getting at least 2.5 hours of moderate intensity exercise per week, or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity exercise per week.
Hold yourself accountable. It’s important that if you want to see results from your exercise that you hold yourself accountable. When you have a list of excuses as to why you can’t stick with the program regularly, then you are not likely to see results. But keep plugging away and sticking with your plan and you are going to see some results from your efforts. You have to be honest with yourself about the effort you are putting into the program.
Always warm up before beginning your exercising and do a cool down and stretch when you are finished. This is a good way to help protect your muscles and reduce risks of injury, so that you be able to stick with your program.
Always start out slow and ease into the program and then increase as you go and get stronger. If you try to jump right into a high intensity program you may feel too sore and be burned out. Find an activity you like to do and start small, building as you go along and get stronger and become more fit.
To see results, you really need to make sure you are including strength training into your routine. This will help you become stronger, improve balance, and will make everything else in your exercise program easier and more comfortable to do. It’s never too late to exercise, so find what you can do and enjoy doing it, and get started. Stick with it long term and be patient as you wait to see the results, which will come!