7 Strength-Building Exercises Every Man Over 40 Should Be Doing
The deadlift is an excellent total-body exercise that considerably enhances muscular strength and growth.
This compound exercise focuses primarily on the quadriceps, hamstrings, and cor
Lunges are excellent for exercising the quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, and cal
f muscles of the entire lower body.
To perform a lunge, maintain a tall posture with your feet hip-width apart.
3. Barbell Back
The barbell back squat is a lower-body strength-building exercise that targets
the quadriceps, hamstrings, buttocks, and calf muscles.
Barbell Back Squats
To execute a barbell back squat, position a barbell at shoulder height on a squ
at rack, with the safety pins at waist height.
Pull-ups are a fundamental upper-body strength exercise, engaging the lats, bic
eps, and back and shoulder muscles.
As you retract your shoulder blades and compress at the end range of motion, visualize crushing a piece of fruit in your armpit.
5. Overhead Presses
The next exercise in this series for men over 40 is overhead presses.
In addition to targeting the upper back, lats, and triceps, bent-over rows enga
ge the core.
As you pull, imagine crushing a piece of fruit in your armpit while retracting y
our shoulder blades and compressing at the end of your range of motion.
7. Glute Bridges
This list of the most effective exercises for males over 40 to build strength c
oncludes with glute bridges.