Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Why It's Harder When You're Older

People seem to think the reason it's harder to get started in fitness when you are older is because your body is just broken down. That is not the case. If that were the case, all you would have to do is scale down the work out to meet the needs of the older athlete.

The problem is, as you get older, the further you are in life, the more things you've done; you feel like, you've already paid your dues. That is what is hard to overcome, because you have already paid your dues, why do you have to work out hard now? Why can't it just magically happen for you? Why can't this be easy? Don't they know you already paid your dues? It's really a form of entitlement, it's why you will sometimes see old people yelling in line that they've waited too long, because they have already paid their dues and they don't want to pay it again.

In fitness, the problem is normally not physical, its normally always mental. The symptoms of your mental health show up in your physical form.

About the Author:

Sam Y. is a Personal Trainer, Coach, Performane Enhancement Specialist, Corrective Enhancement Specialist, and holds multiple certifications. He is also an avid Martial Artist, training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing, Boxing, and MMA. He is also the author of the popular fitness blog All Out Effort as well as the popular martial arts blog Inner BJJ. You can find him in the Los Angeles area personal training his clients, or at home annoying his wife, or on Facebook at his personal fitness page.
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