Life still exists after 40 guys! No need to hang up the towel just yet. Bodybuilding over 40. Start building muscle today!
Do you know how common it is for bodybuilders to be in the best shape of their life past 40? It's true! And tell you what, starting today, you're going to join the club!
How2MuscleGuide.com has put together some of the most effective workout routines, nutrition plans, muscle building tips, and effective bodybuilding programs you don't want to miss!
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Bodybuilding over 40 workout techniques when just beginning
Building muscle and staying lean after 40 is not impossible, but each person has their own situation; Are you just beginning bodybuilding? Or have you been at this for years, and results are beginning to slow down after 40? Check out our bodybuilding for beginners section to know about bodytypes, muscle building sets, reps, the whole 9 yards...
No matter what your age is, you'll find useful tips there! Come back after you've had a look.
Starting out for the first time, or just not having a lot of experience under your belt, calls for 'feeling out the weight' and letting the muscles become acquainted with the 'feel' of the muscle contraction.
With that being said, to effectively begin building muscle, work out your entire body when you are just getting started. Yes you heard that correctly. Whole body workouts are great to do when getting started.
Most bodybuilders would recommend doing a 3 or 4 day split workout routine, where you devote each workout day to only a couple muscles groups per workout, done a few times a week, but hitting a new set of muscles each time. But...
When beginning, especially at 40 and beyond, it's a good idea to do full body workout routines. To see a list of How2MuscleGuide Workouts, you can check them out right here: Free Workout Routines.
What this means, is to work on every muscle group, say around 1 exercise for each muscle group. This will help your muscles get used to the physical demand.
Over-time, you would begin to isolate the muscles further, by devoting more time to each muscle group rather than dividing your attention to the entire body within a single workout.
Here's a simple workout routine for the whole body:
Then after that, you could try something like this:
And then eventually move on to an extreme muscle building workout like this:
(All three of those workouts are highly recommended)
The point is, you introduce the muscles to the workout load, slowly. Now that we've got that out of the way, How2MuscleGuide.com introduces you to...
Bodybuilding over 40 workout techniques, to take you to a whole new bodybuilding level.
Want to look better than you did when you were 25?
Here's our tip to you...
Combine free weights, cable exercises, bodyweight exercises, and cardio!
No joke! This is the ultimate muscle builder/fat burner out there. This is what is going to make your muscles bulge, and have your skin conforming. But how, and why?
It's all about variety my friend! Not only that, but it's about targeting every muscle fiber along with delivering more oxygen to the muscles along with better nutrient delivery!
Bodybuilding over 40, the plan that works!
By introducing NEW ways to workout, you continue packing on muscle.
You can do this many ways, but let's say you're pressed for time... Well can you spare 40 minutes a day? Let's get right to it.. Here's our recommended program to try out: Weight Training System.
If you are serious about building muscle and getting in shape, you will not even hesitate to do this workout program.
Bodybuilding over 40 meal strategy. How to keep muscles looking full, but keep the fat down for that lean waist line, and the ideal V-taper.
Don't miss our Bodybuilding nutrition plans right here. Plenty of nutrition tips. (This takes you to How2MuscleGuide's nutrition sections).
High protein foods, you've heard it a million times, yada yada, we know... But, what about carb cycling? Or carb rotating?
The secret to lean mass. Here's what you'll do:
Intense cardio interval training first thing in the morning, 3 days a week, or every other day. On those days of doing interval training, you will be eating non-starchy carbs with high proteins.
Non-starchy carbs are foods like fruits, vegetables, salads... On the other days that you are training with weights, 3 days a week or every other day, you'll be eat starchy carbs.
Foods such as rice, oats, breads.. etc are considered starchy carbs.
Check out our list of top muscle building foods here.
Cardio = 20 min
Weight Training = 40-60 min
Some people wonder how the heck they can get a good workout from only working out 40 min??
Well, if you're going from one exercise to the next and keeping your rests between sets low, you can get a lot done in 40 minutes!
Bodybuilding over 40 Nutrition Plan
Aim for about 20 to 50 grams of protein per meal. Eat every 2 to 4 hours
Eat approximately 4 to 6 smaller meals a day. If you're someone who would typically eat 3 big meals, break those meals up... This is much better for your metabolism, and will help keep your body fat under control.
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