Has anyone here ever come to the point in which these are the goals, and nothing else or more.
I was thinking of putting this in the Over 35 forum, but I think the topic can be used in either forum. Being that I will not compete anymore (one show wonder here) and have other priorities now, heath being a foremost concern, along with time and reduced risk of injury, I have made up my mind that for now, and possibly a long time or forever, I just want to “keep in shape” and “exercise”. I really never thought I would take on this mentality after becoming again so passionate about bodybuilding last year, but life does things to people, for me specifically, making me realize that I need more time in my weeks, more flexibility and spontaneity (in and out of the gym), and more energy as well.
As we all know, there’s no burning a candle at both ends with good results. And as I’ve said over and over, if I were younger I would compete again. But like, I can’t go back in time.
So, what do you all think of this idea of maintenance and health, and that’s it? Have you ever come to this point, for a long time or forever.
I plan on using very few or no barbell exercises and sticking with dumbbells, bodyweight exercises, cables, and machines. I no longer want to invest in 90+ minute session in the gym and take a toll on my body with gut wrenching exercises. I just plan on maintaining some muscle mass, perhaps even losing some, lifting three times per week on a full body or upper split, and light cardio topping it all off.
For those who’ve come to this point or did in the past, what did you do?