One of the greatest sporting upsets in history was confirmed on May 2nd, 2016.
That was the day Leicester City won the Premier League for the first time.
They started the season as 5000 to 1 outsiders for the title after almost getting relegated the season before.
Other events that bookmakers rated more likely to happen include Hugh Hefner admitting he’s a virgin (1000 to 1) and Elvis Presley being found alive (2000 to 1).
Few people gave Leicester any hope of finishing in the top half of the table, let alone winning the thing.
They were a team of cast-offs and bargain buys managed by a guy who’d been sacked in five of his previous jobs.
Pretty much everyone had written them off.
I see a lot of people do the exact same thing to themselves.
When they hit a certain age, usually one that ends with a zero, expectations are lowered.
Excuses are made.
Goals are quietly abandoned.
I’m not saying that someone of 40 can get in shape as quickly as someone 20 years younger.
The number of times you’ve travelled around the sun will affect both the size of your results and the speed at which those results come.
But the basic principles for building muscle and losing fat are much the same at any age.
So don’t write yourself off just because you’ve hit 30, 40, 50 or whatever.
Muscle can still be gained.
Fat can still be lost.
Joint aches and pains can be worked around.
New exercises can be mastered.
Time for your workouts can be found somewhere.
There’s nothing to stop you “doing a Leicester” and proving everyone (maybe even yourself) wrong.
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ABOUT CHRISTIAN FINNChristian Finn holds a master's degree with distinction in exercise science, is a former personal trainer and has been featured on BBC TV and radio, as well as in Men's Health, Men's Fitness, Fit Pro, Zest, and Perfect Body magazine.