Recently, I was talking to an athlete, and she was lamenting to me that she felt like she was so far behind her age group peers because she started her active lifestyle just a few years ago.
I thought about it for a moment before I responded.
“But, when you started, you hired a coach.”
So while she was kicking herself for being a late starter, she should be patting herself on the back for hiring a professional to put her on the right path.
A lot of people start training when they are younger, however, they are often doing things incorrectly, with seemingly little rhyme or reason to their training methods. If asked why they are doing something in a particular way, they will often refer to some “bro-science” they got from the buff 23 year old who’s always doing curls in the squat rack.
Instead, she hired a coach right away, and learned how to perform exercises correctly. She learned why she was doing the exercises in a particular order, how it applied to her daily life, and has seen the benefits.
So don’t let age be a limiting factor when considering an active lifestyle. Instead, focus on doing things correctly. In the hands of a professional, you can achieve new heights, regardless, of how old or young you are.
And you don’t have to be the sharpest spoon in the drawer to figure that out…