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Adaptations Of Athletic Performance With Age - Infographic

Posted on 2017-03-14


Adaptations Of Athletic Performance With Age - Infographic

We’re all aging, even if we don’t notice until our late 20’s as our knees start to ache and our waistlines expand. It can be disappointing when you reach your mid 30s and realize that speed doesn’t come so readily and sports injuries seem to happen from the smallest of accidents. Don’t fret though, friends. Thanks to technology and tons of expensive research, staying fit into our golden years and beyond isn’t something left up to chance anymore. Maintaining substantial physical strength as we age is more within our control than we once believed.

All the research and theory testing about how our bodies change as we age is being done for us by studious minds across the nation. A substantial chunk of it has been compiled below into a tidy infographic for easier absorption by your brain. Now all we have to do is apply the knowledge to take control of our inevitable age-induced decline in athletic performance.

Getting Older is About Adapting to New Skill Sets and Physical Routines

The decline is going to happen, but it’s totally okay. Having the appropriate expectation will soften the blow some. Knowing what adjustments to make as we age and approach our athletic decline will provide much more cushion to that blow. How quickly you decline can be largely manipulated by implementing the following 7 concepts:

  • Train Regularly: This will help you to develop and strengthen more muscles. Your stamina will improve and your bone density will increase.

  • Eat Well: Avoid processed foods and consume nutrient dense calories. Few things will contribute more to your health and your energy levels than the foods you’re putting into your body. You will perform at a higher level for a longer amount of time if your body has the right fuel.

  • Train Fast: Utilize workouts that improve your aerobic capacity. This will help your body to maintain efficient use of oxygen and increase your endurance.

  • Train Your Brain: Stay sharp in your mind by regularly putting it to use. Limit the amount of tv and web searching in your day and stay busy with activities that cause you to think: puzzles, reading, social interaction, and other mental stimuli.

  • Get Quality Sleep: Sleep deprivation is a form of torture and causes us to be forgetful, tired, and irrational. Adults need 7-8 hours of sleep each night.

  • Supplement Consumption: Supplement your diet with fiber, necessary vitamins, and even calorie drinks if you’re lacking in appetite. However, be cautious and do your homework. The supplement industry is saturated with fluff and fillers that are a waste of your money and can even hurt your health. Go with trusted companies when selecting your supplements.

  • Be Sure To Stretch: Being able to really move and twist while you’re on the go will help prevent injury, improve your flexibility, and increase your agility.

Review the infographic we created with the team at Breaking Muscle below for an extensive breakdown of what’s happening to your body as you get older, why it’s happening, and what you can do about it to slow down the decline we all so unnecessarily fear.

Adaptations Of Athletic Performance With Age - Infographic

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Breaking Muscle