Born in New Zealand, Mike Kameta is a super dad. He is protective, adorable, generous, loving and will make you laugh harder than anyone else. Plus, he is a CrossFit athlete since July last year. At 53, Mike is in very good shape. He’s also into boxing, rugby and living a very active lifestyle.
“I joined CrossFit to compliment my boxing training. I attended my first boot camp class and was handed my posterior on a silver platter. After that, I was hooked and couldn’t get enough. I just kept going back for more sessions.”, Mike said.
As we grow older, our muscles tend to weaken and this decline can eventually stop us from engaging into our active lifestyles. But study says weightlifting can help us prevent this even we’re on the top of our ages. It is never too late.
The American College of Sports Medicine now recommends weight training for all people over 50, and even people well into their 90s can benefit. A study in University of Vermont also said revealed weightlifting is beneficial to older adults. Some of these are:
- Improved walking abililty
- Ease in performing day to day tasks
- Prevention of broken bones
- Relief from arthritis pain
- Weight loss
- Improve glucose control
But for Mike, being a Super dad that he already is, the best part of training and weight lifting is being around with great people. He sees greatness from all his coaches and fellow athletes and it makes him feel great too.
“It is never too late to try Cross Fit. Be consistent. Age doesn’t matter, consistency does. Whatever your training maybe, be consistent, Just do it”, Mike concludes.