Age 50 can and should be an exciting time in the life of any man. Often it's a time when your kids are growing up, you've established yourself in your job, and you're looking forward to some of the great adventures that are left in your life.

Sometimes getting to the other side of 50 also means that you're carrying along some extra baggage.It's the unwanted extra few pounds that clings stubbornly around your waist and jiggles when you move. It's one of the things about getting older that you really don't appreciate. It's the reason that many men are looking for fat burning workouts for men over 50.

It seems so simple, but as with many things, easier said than done. If you want to lose some of that extra baggage then take in fewer calories and burn up the ones that you are taking in.

One of the other issues that often times accompanies men as they age is the fact that their metabolism slows making it more difficult for them to burn the calories that they take in. A slower metabolism means that the fat burning furnace isn't working to full capacity.

So what do you need to do to get your furnace stoked to the point where it's ramping up its fat burning capabilities to maximum capacity? It's important to eat a well balanced meal and it's also important to combine that with a fat burning workout that can get the job done.

Weight training and speed work of some sort are a few excellent workouts to help you burn some of those extra pounds.

Weight training can involve free weights or machines or it can also involve body weight training programs. Body weight training is becoming more and more popular because it doesn't require any equipment and you don't need to go to a gym or make room in your house for weight equipment.

Speed training as in hill sprints, martial arts training, punching and kicking a heavy bag, and just generally increasing the speed of the movements that one does and taking less of a break in between your sets are great ideas to ramp up that metabolism and start the fat burning fire going at full blast.

One of the fat burning workouts for men over 50 that is continuing to grow and gather up followers is the Combat Endurance Training workout. Developed by a Special Forces captain this workout offers elements of cardiovascular fitness, core and upper body strength work, and flexibility. The workout can also be ramped up to any level that the individual desires to achieve the maximum fat burning results.

Life after 50 can and should be invigorating. You've earned your stripes. It's a good idea to move into your golden years with a high level of energy, strength, and powerful attitude.

Your time would be well spent to search out and find one of the fat burning workouts for men over 50 and make one of them a regular part of your daily routine. Your health is a gift that can serve you well. It's a gift that can help to make your golden years magic. Take time to make a choice about your health that will make your 50 plus years spectacular. Best of luck in your search

Fred Nicklaus is a National Champion martial artist who has also trained other National and World Champions in his martial arts schools. After total hip replacement surgery in 2005 he found the Combat Endurance Training program and it has helped him maintain his health and fitness. He teaches local Combat Endurance Training classes to adults and children in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Visit his website to find out more about Fat Burning Workouts For Men Over 50 and Combat Endurance Training.