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Training in your 50s requires more knowledge than your day job

When you want to train in your 50s, or even start training in your 50s, there can be many things to consider.

The first thing that your personal trainer should recommend is to go and see your doctor to make sure that you are fit and well. There are essentially no contraindications standing in your way to train but some exercises might need modifying in order to make them more suitable for you if you have something like arthritis which is more prevalent in someone in their 50s than someone in their teens.

Your personal trainer might also want to adjust some exercises in case you have something like osteoporosis which can be managed, again, by exercising at lower impact.

‘Whilst I have mentioned people with osteoporosis and arthritis, I haven’t yet mentioned clients who struggle with high blood pressure. This could be quite prevalent in their 50s. However, it can be easily managed. All that needs to be done is to not lift heavy weights as this can cause further difficulties. One can lift lighter weights but more regularly. Once this regularity occurs, results really start to occur.

By exercising regularly personal trainers can help older adults combat age-related muscle loss, improve bone and joint health, lower cardiometabolic risk factors, fight chronic diseases and improve mental health and cognitive functioning. Perhaps most importantly, exercising as you get older can help you maintain functional independence and improve your quality of life. This is particularly important as it helps bone and muscles become stronger and more maintained.  

Whilst I have mentioned people with osteoporosis and arthritis, I haven’t yet mentioned clients who struggle with high blood pressure. This could be quite prevalent in their 50s. However, it can be easily managed. All that needs to be done is to not lift heavy weights as this can cause further difficulties. One can lift lighter weights but more regularly. Once this regularity occurs, results really start to occur.

Your personal trainer should guide you through the entire process of this.

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