The Age Of Training

At the ripe age of 25, some may refer to me as a Spring Chick, a Youg’un, or most recently a Baby.

The Age of TrainingAnd yes, I still get ID’d when I try to order a drink, or rent an R-rated movie. At this point in my life, however, I can still blame this on my five-foot-two stature and baby face. But, when they are still asking for a second piece of ID at the age of 32, I am going to have to associate this social misconception to physical activity.

Thus is the age of training.

I often try and imagine life, training and my body when I am into my 40s and 50s. Ideally I imagine it still running similar to a diesel system. Worst case scenario, I will be small yet efficient like a Fiat. I, of course, consider this all possible because I plan on remaining active and well nourished far into senior living. I think I have essentially equipped myself with the tools and knowledge required to avoid the post-40 spread.

But let’s face it, regardless of how fit you are, as you age parts of your body and its many internal systems begin to fail. Our metabolisms begin to simmer, our digestion begins to slow, and our hormones begin to run amuck, as if we were 15 again.

With all of this, staying active well past middle age is essential in the maintenance of good health. Continued active living will help maintain cardiovascular health, ideal body composition and efficient digestions and metabolism.

But what about the hormones?

Men often scoff at the hormonal imbalances of women exiting their 40s. The mood swings, the hot flashes, the inconsistent appetites and consequential weight gain. But they can snicker all they want because hormonal changes that occur with age are not unique to women. The hormonal changes that men experience are much more discrete and can even catch them off guard. For men, their levels of testosterone should be at the top of their list of priorities, if they intend on remaining physically fit.

Testosterone, the hormone that is primarily responsible for regulating sex drives in both men and women, is also essential in building and maintaining lean muscle. As men age, their body’s ability to produce natural testosterone lowers. As a result, maintaining lean muscle becomes much more difficult.

Remaining active and consistently performing complex movements such as the squat, deadlift and bench press can help elevate testosterone levels slowly. But even with proper nutrition and resistance training, keeping your body anabolic can be difficult when the pituitary hormone Luteinizing Hormone begins to send fewer and fewer messages to the brain to produce testosterone.

On the bright side, there are many natural ways in which you can help promote free testosterone in your body. Test boosters like TestoFX LOADED work to increase your body’s levels of free testosterone, while limiting cortisol and estrogen, two hormones responsible for deteriorating lean muscle.

TestoFX LOADED also comes complete with 240 mg of Tribulus Terrestris, a potent yet completely natural plant extract responsible for increasing testosterone levels.

Tribulus has only recently become a popular supplement to the athletic community.

Benefits of Tribulus Terrestris

•    Improves libido and sexual function in both men and women.
•    Increases energy levels and aids in the treatment of diseases affecting the kidneys, liver and urinary tract.
•    Lowers cholesterol.
•    Naturally boosts the body’s levels of free testosterone without artificially stimulating hormone levels.

But Tribulus is not only beneficial to aging gym enthusiasts. Young, agile athletes can also benefit from Tribulus Terrestris. This natural herb can also help alleviate unwanted water retention as it acts as a mild diuretic, and helps to cleanse and revive the body. Moreover, it also acts as a precursor to Nitric Oxide (NO), which can help with muscle contractibility and nutrient delivery. Finally, increases in lean muscle mass directly translates into decreases in body fat and Tribulus is a useful tool in any dieting cycle.

Allmax Nutrition’s TribX90 contains a whopping 90% of Tribulus Terrestris and is two times the potency of other Tribulus Terrestris products on the market. Just  1-2 Capsules per day will keep your testosterone levels high and will produce added energy, a higher sex drive, and more lean muscle than ever before.

ALLMAX has stacked their Tribulus with pure ariel (above ground) Bulgarian Tribulus, which is believed to be the most potent source available. It is also contains protodioscin – the most potent ingredient in Tribulus itself – that has been found to boost testosterone precursors such as dehydroepiandrostrone.

So regardless of age, training, strength and physique, supplementing with an effective T-booster is a safe way for both men and women, young and old, to boost their strength, size and energy. With a little bit of Tribulus, maybe training has no age.

 

Sources:

  • Hurst, Mandel G. DSc, Ph.D. Tribulus: A Real Anabolic Alternative, Prosource, Supplement Articles. February 22, 2007.
  • Nutritional Supplement Review. Tribulus Terrestris. www.nutros.com June 3, 2011.
  • Williams, Melvin. Dietary Supplements and Sports Performance Herbals, Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 2006: 3, 1:1-6
Valeria Fazio

Valeria Fazio holds a B.A. Honors degree in history from Carleton University and a diploma in professional writing from Algonquin College. She has been competing in amateur fitness and figure competitions for three years, and has recently qualified for the 2011 Ontario Provincial Figure Championships. As a certified personal trainer and nutritional coach, Valeria helps others in her free time to achieve their fitness goals.

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