I did everything in my career. I fought at an extremely high level, got into 2nd place in the world kickboxing, I was a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champion and I fought in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Did I mention that I worked religious twice a day for the past 25 years? That's over 18,000 workouts. In my current condition, I stand 6'3 ", weigh 240 pounds and be under 10 percent body fat.
Why am I telling you this? That's because I've been able to overcome any obstacle that has been put in my way – except for getting older.
I do not want this article to talk about how great you can be later in life and how any man over 40 can look and feel like you're 20 years old. That's nonsense.
I would like to say that I'm just as fit today as I was when I was 20 years old. But that would be a lie. I would also like to tell you that my training did not have to change. That would be a lie too. I did not find the fountain of youth, I did not figure out how to beat Father Time ̵
There are many things promised by promising men who can use their youthful energies as they get older. There is an infinite list of dishonest programs, books, infomercials and supplements. However, the reality is this: do you see many 40-year-old athletes just about to reach their peak? Does not happen When an athlete competes in the 1940s, he usually just tries to stay.
I'm not trying to overthrow or rain you at your parade. You can be extremely fit at the age of 40. They can look and feel relatively good – but it's not free, it's not easy and there are real costs.
Here are three of the most important areas I've noticed as I grow older and how I try to deal with those changes.
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