Thursday, October 7, 2010

Why When It Comes to Looking Good, Older Really CAN Be Better...

Kareem, 80 Year Old BodybuilderImage by AdamCohn via Flickr

Older people sometimes get really frustrated when it comes to fitness. Unlike when they were in their 20's, they can't eat whatever they want and have terrible habits while expecting to look and feel amazing. But the truth is, just because you're in your 20's doesn't mean you should give up on looking and feeling in the best shape of your life.

In fact, scientifically speaking, you can actually look BETTER.

The concept of muscle definition and why older people can get it...

Do you ever wonder what causes muscle definition like really visible 6 pack abs? Or why some people who are incredibly strong don't have it while others do?

Well, what causes muscle definition is the act of flexing your muscles combined with a low body-fat percentage. In fact, the more you work out your mind-body connection with a muscle, including being able to get a "deeper" flex, the more you will begin to see definition in the muscles with time.

They key words here are..."with time"

They key words when it comes to muscle definition is with time. Something that young people haven't yet truly experienced. That's why some of the most defined guys and girls you see are actually OLDER. Some prime examples of this are Sylvester Stallone at 60 or Jennifer Aniston at 40. Unbelievable right?

Actually, it's natural. They've had years to build their mind-body connection, and their body continues to get benefits in how they look even when they're older.

So next time you're worried about looking good when you're older, just remember that you've just begun to reach your peak!

-Rafi

Rafi Bar-Lev is a fitness fanatic and founder of the community fitness site, Passionate Fitness - Fitness Tips. He recently wrote about the top 15 exercises to lose weight and the benefits of intervals training. Check it out!
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