An active life is typically a healthy one and that is why gyms are so popular. However, you need to realize that the workouts you did as a kid won’t be the workouts that you need as an adult, especially as you eclipse that 40 year mark. So if you are over 40 take a look at these 10 exercises and make sure to avoid them if possible! We’ve included alternative options for those gym goers that need to get their lift in, irregardless of age!
The leg press is easily one of the largest cornerstones of the dreaded ‘leg day’. As you get older and hit that 40 year mark you certainly are going to start beginning to feel the effects that working out has on your knees and legs. So when we get older and still see the infamous leg press in our fitness training programs, we get understandably worried. The leg press, as it stands, is pretty terrible for your knees and the small of your lower back. The pressure you put on both of those body parts only echoes louder with age. Yeah, you’ll feel the burn after you work out and likely longer if you keep doing the exercise. Opt for kettlebell squats as an easy alternative.