weight lifting


Question by  lamasgrande (15)

What considerations do I need to make if I want to start body building over the age of 50?

I want to start body building and am over 50.


Answer by  Brett (7986)

I would first speak with your family doctor, and see what their opinion is on it, because they should know best.


Answer by  diane23 (1167)

It's always a good idea to have a checkup with a doctor before beginning any fitness program, especially if you need to lose any weight. Always do plenty of stretching before doing any exercise, and start with very light weights, especially if you have never weight lifted before. Build up gradually and slow down or stop if there's any pain.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

You are getting older so you want to make sure that you don't do too much too quickly. Write down a workout plan on paper and ease into it slowly.

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