Bodybuilding Tips for Over 40
Many of us have heard that life only begins at 40 years old and the increase in longevity that has come to the western world in the last two decades seems to prove this. Even though our body starts to reduce its ability to heal after the age of 30 there are ways of getting it kick-started again.
Science has now proven that we start to lose the amount of daily testosterone produced every year after the age of 30. This means that if we are training hard to gain muscle after the age of 40 we are going to find it a bit more difficult than we did when we were 20.
But that does not mean it cannot be done and the example of Chris Dickerson who won the coveted Mr. Olympia title at the age of 42 demonstrates this. There are also countless profiles of people seen on bodybuilding websites who have got incredible results from gaining muscle after the age of 40.
The are many good natural testosterone boosters on the market that are 100% natural resulting in no side effects and allowing you to produce a little more testosterone than you are currently producing because of your age. Many will also increase the amount of HGH (human growth hormone).
These natural testosterone boosters will also raise your body's sensitivity to insulin, which will immediately enhance the anabolic effect that you get from hard training no matter what your age. It also will decrease the estrogen levels and therefore reduce the fat storage.
The addition of lowing the cortisol levels in your body will speed up recovery and prevent any farther muscle loss. But gaining muscle after 40 years old does not need to rely on natural testosterone boosting supplements alone as there are other ways that your testosterone levels can be raised by training correctly.
Science has proven that the EPOC (Excess Post-exercise Oxygen Consumption) of after-burn effect that you get from pushing your workouts to the extreme of intensity will increase the amount of testosterone that you produce no matter what your age is. This is something that should only be done by people who have been training with weights for at least one year.