Yesterday’s email on heavy weight lifting NOT being a good idea after age 40 might be the closest thing to “the shot heard round the world” in a long time.
This morning our company email box was filled with stories from men and women in their late 40’s, 50’s and 60’s who wholeheartedly agree. Most said they would have been better off stopping sooner by
As you might imagine, there were also a great many emails from those caught in the thick of hell. On the one hand they’ve been sold the heavy weight training myths so long their brains are wired wrong – yet, on the other hand, despite bigger muscles and greater strength, the other part of reality is they are BANGED up – and banged up bad.
Just as I stated yesterday. Lower back pain, knee pain, shoulder pain and so on.
Getting up in the middle of the night is a potential hazard – and not for the toilet bowl. For those whose bodies go snap, crackle and kapop with every move.
Not good, my friend. Not good.
Last night, in a conversation with Eddie Baran – author of Gymnastic Abs – himself a convert AWAY from weights after getting my book in Y2K – he said, “After age 40. Hell. Most of the people I’ve seen in the gyms, myself included are banged up in their 30’s.”
Right he is.
I told Eddie that based upon observation of other lifelong athletes and martial artists, you’ll see that those with the greatest longevity, as well as those who do NOT ignore their body’s warning signals – are willing to
change how they train at a certain stage in their career.
In Chinese martial arts, for example, only the dummies would keep training in “hard-style” styles after the age of 40. Sure, they may do the “external” style of training once or twice a week – but they simultaneously begin to train in the “internal” arts MOST of the time. To their amazement, over and over again, these martial arts discover their greatest strength comes from training in the softer internal arts.
Without the hard-core training, they master their level of energy to the point in which they can physically render a hard-stylist humble in a matter of milliseconds. I have been on the receiving end of an energetic strike – and let me tell you, it will strike fear into your heart FAR faster than getting whacked full force.
A full force hit can do damage – no doubt – but a hit directed with internal energy can drop you in your tracks with no visible explanation.
And this is my point when it comes to training after the age of 40. You can keep trying to be a hero to impress others – only to lose your health in the process. Or you can harness the power of the Universe for internal purposes. Ironically, without trying to impress anyone but yourself – others will be shocked at the changes they can observe in you.
This is true if you follow my Combat Conditioning program – an international best-seller for nine straight years.
It is even MORE true, though, if you follow the programs I brought to the U.S. straight from the heart of China. Those two clock rewinding programs, the The Chinese Long-Life System
and Dao Zou – are astounding people across the plains, prairies and oceans.
How can these simple energetic exercises contribute so much to your mind, body and soul.
Well, we can speculate as to the reasons – and there are many – but more important than speculation is action. This means “getting” the program and using it.
Mark my words, if you follow the programs I brought to the U.S. from China, your life will change in numerous ways.
You’ll destress. You’ll rewind. You’ll recharge, rejuvenate and rebuild.
You’ll start feeling like a young child again – not an old, clanky and clunky machine that’s almost ready for the scrap heap.
Then write me and let me know how well they’re working for you.
I expect nothing short of miracles.
P.S. I’ll work some of your questions about back pain, shoulder pain and so on into the mix very soon. Keep ’em coming.