People always say that 40 is the magic number when things start breaking down, but it does not have to be that way. Even though a lot of achilles, rotator cuff and back injuries seem to happen during this time, you can train to prevent this from happening. The type of training that you want to incorporate into your fitness regimen is functional training. We call it functional because you are going to be doing exercises that replicate the movements that you do in every day life. As soon as you can do the body weight movement with great form and technique, you will then progress on to using stability equipment, tubing and added weigh resistance to make the movements challenging, but to add strength, endurance and a little power. If you happen to hurt your back picking up a pair of shoes or just closing your car door, that is a good sign that we need some flexibility and strength training in order to prevent that from happening again. So if you are going to be working with a fitness professional at your local gym, ask them to incorporate this type of training into your routine.
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