How to Build Muscle for Men Over 40

How to build muscle after 40 Life is no sprint, but rather a marathon. As you’ve aged, you’ve never really stopped growing. New jobs, new hobbies, new outlooks, you’ve always been one to add to your life. Why stop now?

Over the years, staying active may have taken a backseat. You want to get back and you want to be able to build muscle, be strong, and be fit, and why shouldn’t you? You haven’t settled thus far. But, with your age, is it possible?

As we age, testosterone levels decrease, even more so once we reach our 40s. If you want to know how to build more muscle after, read on.

Eat a Muscle-Building Diet

The building blocks of muscle remain the same: macronutrients which are fats, carbohydrates, and proteins. However, more than just getting these pivotal nutrients from any source, helping a body in the 40s by being more mindful of where these nutrients are coming from can be key.

Protein from various sources from animal to plant products can provide auxiliary nutrients and minerals that can bolster the nutrition you receive. Eating a variety of both complex and simple carbohydrates can provide your body with a diversity of sugar sources that’ll keep you properly fueled.

Fats of varying types can create proper hormonal functioning, needed to keep your body performing at its absolute peak.

Take Rest Days

As we age, the biggest hindrance to building muscle is our recovery process, which slows considerably. Regardless of your exercise routine, make sure you take rest days. By this time in your life, you know that it’s more important to work smarter, not harder.

Get a Testosterone Screening

With low testosterone levels, you may suffer from disruptive symptoms such as fatigue, decreased libido, decreased motivation, and more. In order to ensure the cause of your symptoms, a testosterone screening can help determine the levels of the hormone in your body. By knowing your levels of testosterone, a provider can best determine a course of action for you.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy Can Help

If you feel you may have low testosterone, schedule an appointment with The Oregon Man Clinics today. With three convenient locations in Oregon, we are ready to help you with your men’s health needs.

Please call our Bend, OR location a call at 541-508-4858, or connect with our Springfield and Eugene, OR, offices at 541-505-8773.

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