Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Fit and strong as he wants to be

Chasing middle-aged man fitness and strength is still fun for me although the intensity of my cardiovascular and strength training has mellowed somewhat.

I still enjoy a giant-size serving of anaerobic cardiovascular conditioning seasoned with short-duration intensity.

I also still enjoy lifting heavier weights – as in heavier for me - but less often and for fewer sets and repetitions with several days between workouts for quality rest and recovery.

All this is good enough for me at this point in my life because how fit and strong does a middle-aged man need to be?

My answer is fit and strong as he wants to be.

Pax Domini sit semper vobiscum

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Agreed. I'm almost 58, and although I can't consistently push or pull the same weights I could in my youth, once in awhile I surprise myself (and fellow iron-pumpers)by wresting a poundage from gravity's grip that elicits a smile, a nod, or an appreciative "how old are you??" response. It doesn't happen on a frequent basis, but the confidence boost it provides enforces my stubborn belief that I am as strong as I want to be. Good post, Pierini