Clayton Paterson, 63, is a man who enjoys his body because of his healthy lifestyle and fitness regimen. In this piece, he discusses his exercise routine with men over the age of 60.
“I try to do 200 pushups everyday, plus crunches, sit-ups and leg raises. I believe we should exercise every day. Our bodies were designed to be utilized.
“My warm-up consists of pushups and abdominal exercises. Then I go through a 5-day weight-lifting cycle, working on my chest, back, shoulders, arms, and legs/glutes. There will be a lot of bench pressing, pull-ups, pull-downs, squats, and lunges. Maintain simplicity while pushing relatively hard. Then reward yourself with some chocolate! It’s a nutritious food “He stated.
“I believe in the power of repetition. I understand that this goes against popular belief. However, I believe that repetition is beneficial to our bodies because it becomes accustomed to the movements, reducing the risk of injury.
“In a five-day cycle, I pretty much do the same thing, with minor adjustments every now and then. Daily 200 pushups, situps, crunches, stretching, and weights.
“The chest is flat, and the incline flys. Shoulders are raised in various ways. Pullups, lat pulldowns, and rows are performed on the back. Arms are bicep curls and bicep skull crushers (pushups with a narrow grip too).
“Legs include bodyweight squats, walking lunges with 25-pound dumbbells, weighted step ups, hamstring curls, and leg lifts. It takes about an hour in total. But only a little rest,” he concludes.