Don’t Let Age Stop You From Training: 7 Articles For Mature Athletes

Age shouldn’t stop you from training. Here are 7 articles that explain why, written by our writers and coaches, many of whom are considered “mature” athletes themselves.

“Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

Staying in shape doesn’t have to end with age. In fact, you might even find yourself enjoying your training more as you get older. Here are seven training tips from our coaches, many of whom are considered “mature” athletes themselves.

Guys Like Me: 4 Keys to Fitness For Mature Athletes (Andrew Read)

Getting older doesn’t mean you have to stop training, or even that you have to stop training hard, but it does mean you need to start training smarter.

Over 30 and Still Training: Advice For Adult CrossFitters and Grapplers (Traver H. Boehm)

Training takes a little bit more thought when you’re balancing it against work and a family life. Here’s some advice on how to stay on the mat and in the gym as you do both.

Respect Your Body’s Signs: Lifting Heavy and Listening Closely (Walter Urban)

I’ve been a powerlifter for 15 years, but recently I learned a lesson that I need to respect my body in order to grow it. Don’t make the mistake I did – lift heavy, but listen to your body!

Featured Coach: Andrea DuCane, Part 2 – Always a Student (Becca Borawski)

Kettlebell goddess Andrea DuCane’s thoughts on former athletes working out as they age, older clients just beginning to workout, and what it means to be a good coach.

Being Fit Forever: 3 Tools to Ward Off Injury (Andrew Read)

The question you need to ask yourself is what is important to you – looking tough right now, but ignoring those little aches and pains, or being fit forever?

Taking Up Tennis In My 40s: My New Sport (Danette “Dizzle” Rivera)

CrossFit advises to regularly try new sports, but in all my time training I never have. Until now. Now in my 40s, my husband of 14 years, who is also a tennis coach, is my new coach of my new sport.

Mature Athlete WODs (Tom Kelso)

Tom Kelso designed this program for older adults with prior training experience who seek a new option for general improvements in fitness and strength. If you haven’t been following along since the beginning, it’s never too late to start!