High-intensity workouts such as HIIT and High Intensity Training are popular for their promise of quick fitness results, but author and coach Chris Davidson advises that they may not be suitable for those over 40. Instead, he suggests adopting a ‘minimalist workout plan’ that incorporates the effective elements of these intense routines without the commitment that often leads to abandonment of the workout program.
- Chris Davidson argues against high-intensity workouts for those over 40, stating that they are unlikely to enjoy, progress, or adhere to these demanding routines.
- Despite the alluring promise of quick results from minimal time investment, such workouts often result in older adults quitting exercise altogether.
- Davidson proposes creating a ‘minimalist workout plan’ that takes valuable principles from high-intensity workouts but is tailored to be more sustainable for individuals over 40.
- The approach aims to balance fitness with work, family, and life responsibilities, ensuring that exercise remains a consistent and manageable part of one’s lifestyle.