As much as we’d all like to relive our glory days when we could eat a whole Domino’s pizza and drink a 12 pack of Bud Light and then actually go to work the next day, it ain’t happening for us now.

As we get older and up into our late thirties and forties, things start to change. We get fatter, balder, stiffer, less energetic, and more stressed out.

The bad news is that these things are common and byproducts of the typical American lifestyle. The good news is that they don’t have to happen at all.

Yes, our bodies do change. We lose muscle mass, our metabolisms slow, and we gain body fat easier. But we can combat these things and the only reason we aren’t is that we use our age as an excuse to stay fat.

There is no physiological reason we, as men in our forties, cannot be in the absolute best shape of our lives. None.

I’m not going to sit here and blame you for where you are today. Maybe you’re a few pounds overweight, maybe you’re looking to shed that spare tire, or maybe you need a full on overhaul.

Whatever the case, there are things you are doing (and not doing) that are wreaking havoc on your results; Things that may not have affected you 15 years ago, but now are holding you back and you don’t even know it.

Today’s video shares 5 mistakes I believe you’re making when it comes to getting fit. I am specifically referring to men over 40 (or close) and know that if you make changes in all of these areas, your results will dramatically improve. Seriously.

Here they are:

  1. Using your age as an excuse.
  2. Not changing up your workouts.
  3. Letting your experience work against you.
  4. Not focusing on the basics.
  5. Not training for your age.

Take a few moments to watch the video and let me know in the comments which of these you are going to work on first.

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