The limits of not having limits to 40

Pau Blasco

20 April, 2016

Currently, it is becoming more and more fashionable to participate in amateur athletics events. That is why the career offer of running, swimming in open water, cycling, duathlon, aquatic and triathlon is on the rise. Linked to this fashion more and more reach ours clubs Customers from the age of thirty-five to fifty who have the objective of training to prepare them.

This interest is caused by changes in your imagination. Whether at a social level or in the family environment, they are considering resuming an abandoned sporting career during a considerable, sometimes noticeably long period of time.
Watch out for the 40 crisis
Certainly reaching the age of forty can make us ask questions about existential, philosophical and social, for example, if we are happy with our physical appearance, with our daily routine, if we are doing what we really like, etc. These reflections, combined with the healthy culture of sport that is present everywhere, tends to push us to recover some healthy and healthy habits we've forgotten.
With these concerns, many people start practicing sports without having a previous sports record or practically forgotten. But, do we know the risks that this might entail? With the statement "sport is health", we could conclude that there is no risk. But, all kinds of sports are healthy at any age? It depends. It depends on the previous physical condition, sports history, food, but above all, to mark real and achievable goals.
Sport yes, but with measure and pauta
For forty years, without having practiced sport for a relatively long time, marking an Ironman, a marathon or Ultratrail, is neither healthy nor realistic, nor prudent.
Our body, like any other machine, needs a continuous maintenance and a suitable training to deal with guarantees to a challenge. An example would be that of a car that has been stopped for more than 10 years. Would you make a long trip without passing a review? Common sense tells us that no. Therefore, we can say that before running we will have to walk.
For high-performance sports practice, and we understand high performance as long distances, you need to:
1. Make a proper training
2. Receive the advice of sports technicians
3. Have a medical check of our body (effort test).
The physical wear of these disciplines is extraordinary and the body needs days, weeks or even months to recover normal biological parameters.
Sporting is healthy, but playing with health is something very serious. There are too many negative news from athletes with cardiovascular accidents in long distance races so as not to be aware of the risks involved.
Above all, SIGN!

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Pau Blasco

Technician and personal trainer

Senior technician in physical activities

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