Came across this interesting article by Bryan Krahn that I wanted to share with you. Before I do though I just wanted to share my thoughts on the article. I don’t agree with everything that Bryan says in the article but I do with his general message. Bodybuilding has been a true blessing in my life and I am so excited to be back at it. Sometimes we all need to focus on other areas of our lives, the key though is once things are back to “normal” that you don’t forget to go back to the things you had set aside. I think fitness and our health is just one of those areas that is so easy to set to the side and never get back to, even more so if you never even got started.
The other aspect in all this is just because you’re older doesn’t mean you can’t do what the young guns can, especially when it comes to strength. Just cause you’re older doesn’t mean you have to go easy. Mental attitude stops many people from achieving all that they can when it comes to their potential. It’s no different then the girl who says she does not want to lift heavy because she doesn’t want to get bulky. Someone with that mentality will never develop their body to its true potential because mentally she has already limited herself.
Just because you’re older doesn’t mean go easy, be a warrior, kick some ass! Show people what is possible if you don’t limit yourself mentally.
HOW TO WIN OR LOSE AT MID-LIFE
LIFE TEACHES YOU THINGS.
The longer you get to live, the more you typically learn, provided you don’t program your life around a “must-see TV” schedule.
It can also teach you a lot about what’s worth living for. And what’s not.
A recent email on my way to the airport set the tone for this post. It was a link to an article called “Workout Guidelines for Men over 40.”
Most articles and advertorials of this ilk are painful for me. This one was no exception, with “start at one full body workout a week, and go for a walk every day” earning much of my pre-flight disdain.
Getting older and more beat up brings undeniable limitations, not to mention demands on your time. But it doesn’t mean you must completely check your goals or balls at the door.
Now I could go on and on about how condescending this particular article was and how those who might follow its lead will accomplish sweet dick all, but it wouldn’t be fair.
Because for a large segment of middle-aged men, this program would actually be challenging.