Marc Perry’s Favorite Time-Proven Fitness Tips for 40+-Year-Olds

Marc Perry’s Favorite Time-Proven Fitness Tips for 40+-Year-Olds


“My hormones are all out of whack.”

“My metabolism isn’t what it used to be.”

“My body just can’t handle heavy weightlifting anymore.”

I get hundreds of emails, blog comments, and social media messages like these every day from guys and gals in their 40s (and some in their 30s), and they’re some of my favorite messages to answer.


Because in most cases, it’s just a handful of common mistakes that are keeping these people from achieving their goals, and after fixing these blunders the results come thick and fast. What’s more, many of these people thought they were at the end of the line for muscle and strength gain and more or less unable to lose fat, and would have been happy with any progress, much less getting the best shape of their lives.

In other words, they have a lot more room for improvement and low expectations, and it always brings a smile to my face when I get an email from them a few months later sharing their stories and showcasing their impressive physiques.

That said, I certainly don’t know all there is to know about transforming the aging body for the better, which is why I invited Marc Perry back on the podcast. In case you’re not familiar with Marc, he’s the creator of and specializes in helping men in their mid-to-late-30s and beyond create systems and habits that allow them to reach their fitness goals faster and enjoy themselves along the way. 

In this episode, we discuss . . .

  • The different stages of getting fit as you get older
  • The unique challenges of getting in shape especially with hectic work and home lives
  • Where to start if you’re out of shape
  • The benefits of crawling (seriously)
  • The importance of accountability
  • And much more . . .

So if you’re 40 or older and want some actionable fitness advice that goes beyond “tough love,” give this podcast a listen!

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13:10 – How would you start to form an individual program for a person?

16:39 – What do you with people who are in stage one and want to reach the next level?

18:27 – What are some common habits and beliefs you work on with people during stage one? What is the winning mindset?

25:56 – How can you change the mindset of “I can’t eat properly”?

27:38 – What are some common examples to eating properly and forming a habit?

51:07 – What type of workouts do you typically have your clients do?

52:33 – What are some of your favorite exercises to do and have your clients do?

55:01 – What are the benefits of crawling smoothly?

57:11 – What does the form look like to crawl correctly? Where can I find more information on crawling?

1:02:13 – Where can people find you and your work? 

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What did you think of this episode? Have anything else to share? Let me know in the comments below!

Mike Matthews is a bestselling fitness author of Bigger Leaner Stronger, Thinner Leaner Stronger, and The Shredded Chef, as well the founder of Legion Athletics.

His simple and science-based approach to building muscle, losing fat, and getting healthy has sold over a million books and helped thousands of people build their best bodies ever, and his work has been featured in many popular outlets including Esquire, Men’s Health, Elle, Women’s Health, Muscle & Strength, and more, as well as on FOX and ABC.

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