As mentioned earlier... the common advice you'll find with workouts for men over 40 is to workout less in an effort to promote recovery. That's just lazy advice. Of course the less you workout the less you'll need to recover. But the less you workout, the less you progress.
The solution to getting jacked after 40 isn't to workout LESS. The secret to getting jacked after 40 is to apply strategies that allow you to recover faster while you workout MORE.
Advances in bodybuilding science have shown that training a muscle group two to three times per week is optimal for men over 40 with a desire to sculpt a ripped and muscular physique.
But how you workout the muscle each of those times will have a significant impact on how your body responds.
The above quality, efficient, and focused high volume workout will challenge you, while giving your body no choice but to progress.
But if you were to repeat the workout twice in one week it would be way too much volume and your muscles will never have a chance to fully recover.
This second and/or third workout should NOT fatigue your Central Nervous System (CNS) or place too much demand on your energy reserves.
This workout is short, sweet, and uses moderate to high rep sets to trigger the growth signal without causing a lot of muscle damage.
Recent research has revealed that light weight high rep sets are just as effective for muscle growth as heavier low-moderate reps. This is great news for us “experienced” lifters, because lighter weight and higher reps is very easy on your joints.
With this workout you only need to perform one high rep exercise. Two at the absolute most.
If you’re sticking with one exercise you can even perform an advanced muscle building tactic such as a 100 rep set for the target muscle as demonstrated in this video…