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The 3 Keys to Workout Motivation After 40 *

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The hardest thing about getting older is when we start to lose the motivation to do things, because, while 40 is not over the hill when it comes to physical fitness, there is certainly a big difference between training at 40 in comparison to training at 25. Whatever you want to do, whether it’s the motivation to run a 10k or to lift stronger, your fitness motivation is vital.

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What does it really take to ensure that you can get fit at the age of 40 and over? 

Diet Diet Diet! 

We’re not talking about losing weight here, but the fact is that you’ve got to have the right diet and supplementation in place to ensure that you can deal with the rigours of whatever training regime you have planned. The professionals at can certainly help with specific types of supplements in terms of getting bulk and strength, but this should never be at the expense of a poor diet. 

If you are training for strength or muscle size, you’ve got to make sure you are putting in good quality calories. Likewise, if you are trying to run more or train for endurance, carbohydrates are always going to be your friend. Like they say, you can’t outrun a bad diet.

Find Something You Can Come Back to Again and Again

In your 20s and 30s, you can easily go to the gym and just get it out of your system. The fact is that in your 40s and beyond, there’s a lot more in your life that you need to pay attention to. You might have family and a busy career, and the fact is that when you start to think about getting fit as a chore, you’re not going to have that motivation. 

Find something you are passionate about and it’s going to ensure that you do return. This is why many people choose martial arts later in life. This guide on will show you why you could start martial arts training later in life, because it’s not just about developing that confidence and fitness, but it’s something that can help you in real-world situations.

Change How You Perceive Yourself

The most important thing to remember when you are undergoing any change in life is that you may come to the conclusion you are either stronger than you thought or you are weaker than you thought. Therefore, altering the dosage might be key to ensuring you stay motivated. 

Many people over the age of 40 find themselves overtraining, which means they end up getting unwell which knocks them off course. The reality is that you’ve got to understand that if you are embarking on a new training regime when you are older, you may need to build in more time to recover, especially if you have a high-stress job.


If you want to improve your health, fitness is the most important thing. It changes your VO2 max, which affects your cardiovascular output, increases your strength, and is going to have a proper impact on your life. But as we get older, we need to have the motivation to do it.


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