Things to Give Up in Your 20s, 30s & 40s

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By: Bradley Hasemeyer | Todd Covelli Posted: 9:54 PM, Nov 10, 2016

A new study of the UK tells us we should stop wearing jeans at age 53. Now that sounds like a big heap of dungaree, but experts say there are some things we should really stop doing in our 20s, 30s and 40s. Bradley Hasemeyer and The Fit Father Project’s Dr. Anthony Balduzzi are breaking down a timeline for graceful aging.

20s

Stop shopping like a broke college student and buying knockoff clothes. You can get good deals on real designer brands on discount sites.

30s

Stop overindulging! As you age, hangovers get more intense because your body doesn't metabolize alcohol as efficiently due to all the toxins that have built up in your liver.

40s

Too much cardio can actually be bad for you and cause a lot of free radicals to be produced which can lead to aging, sickness, low immunity. Instead, try short bursts of interval training.

WEB BONUS: The “5-5-5 Fit List Circuit Interval Training”

Created by: Dr. Anthony Balduzzi

Warm-up for 5-minutes (light cardio, stretching, & foam rolling before performing)

  • “5 min” Cardio Interval #1: 

    • Equipment: elliptical machine, bike, incline treadmill walking
    • How to do: 1 min high intensity, 3 min moderate pace, 1 min high intensity (again) for 5-minutes total
  • 20 bodyweight squats
  • 15 dumbbell shoulder presses (each arm)

    • if you don’t have access to weights, you can use small household objects
  • Rest for 1 minute before performing the next cardio interval
  • “5 min” Cardio Interval #2: 

    • Equipment: same as cardio interval #1
    • How to do: same as cardio interval #1
  • 20 lunges each leg
  • 15 pushups

    • Special Note: you can perform these on your knees if needed.
  • Rest for 1 minute before performing the next cardio interval
  • “5 min” Cardio Interval #2: 

    • Equipment: same as cardio interval #1 & 2
    • How to do: same as cardio interval #1 & 2
  • 10 Jump Squats
  • 15 bicep curls each arm
  • You’re all Finished!

Total workout time: 20-25 minutes

How To Properly “RKC” Plank

Created by: Dr. Anthony Balduzzi

Planks can be one of the safest and most effective core exercises. There are a couple powerful “tweaks” to a normal plank that can make this exercise much more effective for strengthening your core and developing lean, fit ab muscles.

 

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