A woman's body goes through many changes when she grows older, and the body you've at forty may be drastically different from the one you had at twenty.
Rather than ignore these changes, women over forty can perform certain kinds of fitness routines and exercises strength-training and lifting weights in particular to stay in great shape, maintain bone density, increase muscle mass and reduce the effects of aging.
Strength training for women over forty is very different from the typical workouts most youngsters follow. With age, our bodies are less able to hold up to the rigours of running and jumping, especially on the joints and bones. Bootcamps are highly competitive and tend to involve high-impact movements, resulting in sore knees, back pain and other strains.
If you are in relatively good shape with no joint problems, then by all means, go for the hardcore bootcamp but if you suffer from bad knees, sore hips or other joint problems, you may want to try more isolated and gentle movements than a bootcamp would typically offer.
Follow along with these demonstrations at home and get better every day!
1. Stand straight on your feet shoulder-width apart.
2. Squat and place your hands in front by your feet.
3. Jump back until your legs is fully extended and your body are in plank position.
4. Do a push up and jump forward, push through the heels and return to the starting position.
5. Repeat until set are complete.
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