Books for Martial Artists over 50 Years Old
This section looks at books for martial artists who are over 50 years old. These martial arts books looks at issues such as injury prevention, improving flexibility, balance training, self-defense, etc. Also, please be aware that people over 50 take up many different types of martial arts… not just Tai Chi. 🙂
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Most Popular Books for Martial Artists Over 40
- Martial Arts After 40 – This martial arts book looks at “How old is too old start a marital art?; What type of exercises are best (and which ones are dangerous) for the over-40 martial artist?; What are the effects of ageing and how can martial arts combat them?; How can baby boomers keep up in a martial arts class full of gen-Xers?; What types of injuries are most prevalent after 40 and how can they be prevented?”
- Solo Training 3: 50 And Older (Volume 3) – This martial arts book focuses on “developing speed, power, flexibility, good health, and street savvy past the age of 50, and continuing to train and progress for many more years”.
- Ultimate Flexibility: A Complete Guide to Stretching for Martial Arts – This stretching book is specifically aimed at martial artists. It provides “detailed instructions, workout planning guides, goal setting tips, difficulty levels, injury prevention and recovery, and over 400 photos”. This book is perfect for middle aged martial artists… because when compared to our younger days, we are usually a tiny bit less flexible! 🙂
Additional Books for Martial Artists & Athletes Who Are 40+ Years Old
- The Anatomy of Stretching, Second Edition: Your Illustrated Guide to Flexibility and Injury Rehabilitation
- Cane Fighting: The Authoritative Guide to Using the Cane or Walking Stick for Self-Defense
- Capoeira Over 40: How to Be Successful When Starting Capoeira at a Later Age – As you probably know, Capoeira is a martial arts that requires a lot of flexibility.
- Core Strength for 50+ – This 4 1/2 star book provides “workouts ranging from basic mat work routines to unstable training with foam rollers and stability balls, Core Strength for 50+ provides more than 75 exercises that build and maintain strong muscles”.
- Fight Back: Self Defense for Senior Citizens… And Everybody Else
- Fitness After 40: Your Strong Body at 40, 50, 60, and Beyond
- Fitness Over Fifty: An Exercise Guide from the National Institute on Aging
- The Martial Artist’s Book of Yoga: Improve Flexibility, Balance and Strength for Higher Kicks, Faster Strikes, Smoother Throws, Safer Falls, and Stronger Stances – This books focuses on how yoga can improve your martial arts flexibility.
- Self Defense for Seniors: A Special Self Defense System for Seniors
- Senior Fitness: The Diet and Exercise Program for Maximum Health and Longevity
- Stretching: 30th Anniversary Edition – A very popular stretching book.
- Stretching for 50+
- T’ai Chi for Seniors: How to Gain Flexibility, Strength, and Inner Peace
- Weights for 50+: Building Strength, Staying Healthy and Enjoying an Active Lifestyle
- Yoga Over 50