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Your age and fitness

More often than not, you hear someone mention how their achy-breaky-body is due to being [insert age]. This broken record begins at the ripe age of 26 years old. Heck, I've heard it from a 21 year-old before.

I'm here to rip off the band-aid and tell you, it's not age.

Yes, aging has an effect, but not in the way you think.

At this point in my career, I've trained hundreds of humans.

I've trained people from ages 13-84.

I've trained people who have experienced constant discomfort and minimal proprioception (bodily awareness).

I've trained people who have never felt better in their life.

If I said, "only young people feel good and only older people feel pain", I'd be lying.

I've trained 16 year-olds who feel uncomfortable in their mobility and strength.

I've trained 65 year-olds who can safely deadlift over 300 lbs.

Age means nothing.

I won't let you use it as an excuse.

Take Joan MacDonald for example. She didn't start training until she was 70! SEVENTY!! She's now 76 years old and in the best shape of her life. And before you say, "well she has 1.6M followers and is an *~iNfLuEnCeR~*, not every 70 year-old can do that".

You're partially right, but I'll challenge you and say, not every 70 year-old WILL do that.

It is a choice.

You can start changing your life at any point, whether you're 30 years old or 55 years old.

If you're 30, 40, 50, 60 years old, you likely have another 30-50 years of life left. Do you want to continue feeling like shit for that many years?

Strength training is single-handedly one of the best ways to live a longer, healthier, and more enjoyable life.

Harsh Katharine, out.

[spoken in a Schmidt from New Girl voice]

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