Workout: 5 Things You Shouldn’t Do In Your 30s
Once you’re in your 30s, your workout time and plan can’t be the same as it were in your 20s. At 30s, you start feeling tired earlier than before, you starting having different looks and more signs of aging. When these things start happening, here are the things you should change.
Not Progressing Your Workout
If you’re not new to fitness, your 30s can be a time to push yourself. During each workout, set a small list of intentions. This will help you make sure you’re getting the most of your workouts and that nothing is wasted. Try adding time, weight or intensity.
For example, add 10 minutes and a small incline to your treadmill session, add five to 10 pounds every two weeks to your strength training, push a little bit harder during your cycling class or add an extra lap to your morning swim.
And don’t forget your core strength training. Add in a small ab circuit to keep your abdominal muscles tight and toned. This also helps your balance and strength.
Not Resting/Recovering Enough
Even in your 30s, your body can become a tight little ball of tension directly after a workout. A proper cooldown and foam rolling is essential for releasing this tension and returning your muscles to a resting state.
In our 20s, you might have happily walked around with knots in your shoulders and thought nothing of it. As you get into your 30s, these knots can become the cause of some nasty little headaches. So take time to stretch.
If you find yourself with a constant ache post-workout, find a sports massage therapist, voice your concerns and they’ll assess your tension level and help you out. It’s not the most comfortable massage on earth, but it’s the most successful way to relieve deep knots and balled-up tension.