Are you beating up yourself?
Activities that place tons of stress on joints
Plyometrics, Jumping, Sprinting, Explosive throwing, boxing, kicking
Plyos are drills, many times that incorporate JUMPING. High explosive drills meant to created better Athletic performance. Why are we trying to train like we want to become a pro athlete? Seriously do you think you have a chance? LOL! I don’t see too many 40 year olds being drafted into the NFL!
Be smart about your training, you need recovery between those high intensity workouts, as you age you may need even more. Please take an honest look at your workout program…are you CAUSING joint injuries?
2 or 3 plyometric style workouts a week is about the max you should ever incorporate.
Explosive hard movements are only done once or twice a week using boxers as example.
Track athletes don’t SPRINT HARD every day, an average of 2 or 3 hard workouts a day…
If you are doing BURPEES every day, you are going to end up with joint pain!
A proper training program is a mix of things, you need to train to your goal. If you are not training to be a sport specific athlete, don’t train for that sport, train for your goals.
I am a big fan of strength training programs, BUILDING up your body.
I do sprints and some plyos to stimulate testosterone.
The base of what I do are workouts that in the long run keep my joints strong. Please enlist a good personal trainer that will help you come up with a good program so that you can be in the gym with me at 100 years old looking buff and squatting!!
Michelle “BuffMother” Berger coaches you on how to become your best