As many people already know the older you get the harder it is on your body for you to work out such as running, or lifting weights. When you try to do sprinting or lifting heavy weights as a senior it’s very hard on your joints and bones. This is also because you muscles start to go away as you get older and you begin to get weaker, so performing these things at this age is almost impossible. This can make it very hard to gain muscle when you are old, which is why most older people know this and so when the do work out they work out to keep their body healthy and not to gain muscle or lose weight. So I will explain how to work out in a safe way especially when you do get older.
Now if you are interested in lifting weights how much you lift at this age will depend on how much experience you’ve had before and how much you already are capable of lifting. For example if you have already lifted in the past then you will most likely be able to lift more weight and be fine doing it and feel safe doing it. But if you never have before then you probably should just start out with light weights ranging from five to fifteen pounds. I would only go over that amount of weight if you do have a higher muscle mass then normal at your age and have lifted weights before in the past and can actually safely perform these with good form. If you are lifting to much causing you to swing the weights you aren’t building the muscle properly and maybe not at all. If you feel like you can’t lift the weight without swinging it then you need to use a lower weight.
Cardio is the option that most older people seem to go to for good reason such as speed walking with maybe an incline or swimming exercises. It seems to be easier for older people to go to a class and follow the things that someone is telling them to do because it can be hard to follow a structure at the gym when you aren’t sure of what to do.
Whatever exercise you chose to do then that’s fine, just make sure that whatever exercise that you are doing that you are performing them with proper form otherwise you will not gain any benefit from them.