It’s no secret that as men age their testosterone levels begin to drop.  It’s a fact of life for men. However there are things you can do to slow that process down. It’s also no secret that exercise is one way to do that. However, when it comes to exercise for men over 40 there are some exercises that are more beneficial.

Push-ups: Push-ups are a great way to build strength for the upper body.  They also work almost every muscle group in the upper body. They work chest, back, shoulders and triceps, making pushups one of the best compound exercises.

Squats: Just as pushups work almost every muscle group in the upper body, squats work almost every muscle group in the lower body. Not only do squats work the glutes, hips, hamstrings and quads, they also elevate the heart rate due to the size of the muscles being worked.

Pull-ups: Pull-ups are another great way to work multiple muscle groups in the upper body. One good thing about pull-ups is by changing hand positions you can target more specific areas. Most people are not able to do very many pull-ups, however there are big rubber bands that can be used to do assisted pull-ups.

Add these exercises to your workout routine. They are very useful in building strength, increasing the heart rate and burning a lot of calories. The best benefit for men over 40 is the decrease in lost testosterone.