Floating Leg Lifts
This ab exercise has you laying flat on your back with your palms pressed on the ground. From there you raise your legs straight up toward the ceiling before lowering them once more. This exercise is tough and really targets your core but it can be problematic for older individuals. Floating leg lifts are particularly hard on your lower back and can result in muscle pulls or strains if performed improperly. You can look for many other ab workouts from a variety of other fitness training programs, just make sure to skip this if your back is already prone to injury.
As you get older your knees are going to start wearing down. While cardio is definitely an important part of your exercise routine as you age, you can’t really overdo it. Chronic cardio can wear down your joints and lead to an increase in cortisol, the stress hormone. The last thing that you want as you workout is for your cortisol level to rise and for your belly to start getting wider as a result. Stick to lower impact cardio, such as swimming, in order to keep your joints in good health. There are many online personal training courses out there that focus on low impact cardio.