8 Exercises Men Should Still Do After 40 To Stay Fit

Lifelong fitness is a goal. Lifting weights has been a component of anyone who looks fantastic in their 40s, 50s, and 60s for years. Though many think of weight training as a young man's game, anyone can benefit from regular weight training.

Squats help preserve leg strength, balance, and mobility as you age. Bone health benefits from them. This exercise strengthens quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, lower back, and core.

1. Squats

Lunging requires standing erect with feet hip-width apart. Step forward with one leg and lower your body, turning your rear foot inward slightly as you lower your back knee for optimal biomechanics. Maintain an upright torso and align your front knee and ankle.

2. Lunges

Start a plank in a forearm position with elbows beneath shoulders. Maintain a straight line from head to heels by engaging your core. Breathe and visualize bringing your lower rib toward your pelvis and working your abs. Repeat the goal time.

3. Planks

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Stand with feet shoulder-width apart and a barbell in front of you to deadlift. Bending at the hips and knees, hold the barbell with both hands. Lift the barbell by straightening your hips and knees, squeezing the end range for one second, and keeping your back straight. Reverse the action to lower the barbell while keeping control.

4. Deadlifts

Grip a pull-up bar wider than shoulder-width to pull up. Hold hold it with your arms extended and feet off the ground. Retract your shoulder blades and imagine crushing a fruit in your armpit, squeezing at the end.

5. Pull-ups

The dumbbell shoulder press is done on a bench with back support and a dumbbell in each hand at shoulder height. Avoid shrugging while pressing dumbbells overhead. Pause at the top, then lower the weights to the start.

6. Dumbbell Shoulder Presses