👉 8 Muscle Gaining Mistakes – Men Over 40 (FIXED!!) 2021



There are muscle gaining mistakes that can affect anyone of any age that lifts weights, and then there are those that are even worse when you get to be 40 years old. In this video, I’m going to show you the 8 biggest muscle building mistakes that you can make and how they are amplified when you get to be a little older.

The first is the warmup. This one is tricky since many people forget to warmup at all when they are getting ready to lift weights. On the other hand, those that turn their warmups into workouts themselves are doing far too much and it’s actually holding back the progress they should see on their workouts. Four sets working up to your working weight on compound exercises and 2 sets working up to your working weight on single joint exercises is a good recommendation of what is needed. A general total body core temperature raiser like jump rope or a bike is also important for overall prep.

When it comes to the actual training you can never forget to prioritize strength training. It doesn’t matter what age your are, training for strength via progressive overload on the big lifts should always be the base of your training pyramid. The issue comes when the pursuit of that strength comes at the expense of responsible training. This means that chasing numbers at the expense of your joints and muscle health is a big mistake. Ensure that you own the weight you’re lifting by incorporating paused lifts at every opportunity.

Not including enough of a focus on developing your mind muscle connection (and maintaining it as you age) is the next big workout mistake for men over 40. This is because the ego tends to get in the way and focusing on getting the weights from point A to point Z becomes more important than ensuring that the muscles you were trying to train to get them there are actually doing the job.

Since we focus on quality of reps, the way to expand this out to the entire set and the whole workout is to include some metabolic training into your plan. This is actually important for trainees at all levels since metabolic stress is one of the three known drivers of muscle growth (along with eccentric muscle damage and progressive overload) but it is particularly so for men over 40. The reason this works so well is that it doesn’t leave you with the soreness that makes it tough to recover between workouts and the joints are given a break by the lighter weights.

Next you cannot forget to do what we preach all the time on this channel, and that is train like an athlete. This not only means taking a scientific interest in the type of training that you do but to actually get out there and include some athletic activities in your workouts. Things like running, jumping and doing agility work are all things that your body will lose if you don’t use them. The old phrase of use it or lose it has never been more true.

This also brings about the importance of doing corrective exercises. Things like face pulls and band pull apart may seem like small and unnecessary exercises but they are not. Particularly when you get older, these exercises have a high value and allow you to get more out of the more commonly performed exercises simply by making sure there are no imbalances in place to get in the way.

As you can see, there are many things that you must make sure you’re getting right if you want to look your best not just in your 40’s but well past. This is what the ATHLEAN-X Training Systems allow you to do better than any other program out there. If you’re ready to start training like an athlete again and look better than ever before, click the link below and start training with me today.

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25 thoughts on “👉 8 Muscle Gaining Mistakes – Men Over 40 (FIXED!!) 2021

  • January 1, 2021 at 1:41 pm
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  • January 1, 2021 at 1:41 pm
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    Very Good Video and he's right on the money! I'm 64 years old and have been training since my twenties and the information given in this video keeps me
    feeling and training like my thirties. Focus on nutrition and keep training.

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  • January 1, 2021 at 1:41 pm
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    I'm over 60 and have been using the Tricon workout. It allows you to use less weight while still getting muscle burn. This is beneficial since my home gym has no dumbbell over 33 lbs (15Kg).

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  • January 1, 2021 at 1:41 pm
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    Put a shirt on. You are still gonna get to say your stuff.

    We can allready tell that you are in good shape and with low body fat. Even with a shirt on.

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  • January 1, 2021 at 1:41 pm
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    I'm 51, stopped training for a variety of reasons around 12 years ago. Been back at it a year with much less intensity but am seeing good strength gains with zero injuries. Everything he says in this video is spot on. Thanks

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  • January 1, 2021 at 1:41 pm
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    AthleanX is LOUD!!! in that empty gym ;-))) But his lessons are enthusiastic and very interesting!! Thx!!

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  • January 1, 2021 at 1:41 pm
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    I was a body builder and personal trainer back in my early 20s. I'm now 45 years old and still continue to workout. I can honestly say that everything this guy has touched on in this video is right on the money. I was very impressed by his accuracy on everything he talked about. Way to go man!

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  • January 1, 2021 at 1:41 pm
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    If I can do 6 reps of 100lb DB flat bench press, does that mean I should lower weight to do higher reps?
    165 lb, 5'8", age 35, male.
    Thanks for advice

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  • January 1, 2021 at 1:41 pm
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    I'm 50.
    I look 60.
    I feel 70.
    My strength is like I'm 80.
    My girlfriend says I act like I'm 90.

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  • January 1, 2021 at 1:41 pm
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    I started working out seriously for the first time in my life at 44. I don't know what flipped the switch, maybe realizing it was close to my last chance to build the body I've always wanted. I could see my muscles atrophy and could see my body aging. All I know is I've been super motivated for months and it's not going away. Even 3 lockdowns and gyms closing haven't killed my motivation. Five days a week at the gym and I love it. I make sure to warm up and listen to my body. It's already made a big difference and I'm looking forward to seeing where I get to in a year or two God willing.

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  • January 1, 2021 at 1:41 pm
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    I am a Deputy Sheriff for 32 years and your training after 40 makes
    a lots of since and l will give it a shot and get back to you.

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  • January 1, 2021 at 1:41 pm
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    They always leave out the primary fixed variable. Genetics. Duh

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  • January 1, 2021 at 1:41 pm
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    Jeff.. there is no such thing as pushing through the burn… it just keeps burning.

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  • January 1, 2021 at 1:41 pm
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    Diet, and nutrition are more important than the training after 40 in my experience. Kudos to Jeff for never deviating. I can stay on my healthy diet for long periods, but after several months I slip up for a while. When I see my body changing for the worse, I get back to what I was doing g before, and my family hates me again because I don't eat the same way they do, and they are certainly not going to eat like me.

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  • January 1, 2021 at 1:41 pm
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    That's my frustration! I have nagging injuries from the Marines and my mindset of wanting to add weight for strength gain.

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