Author, fitness model, and trainer Kirk Charles, NASM-CPT CES, knows that as you get older, life can get more complicated. But that shouldn’t prevent you from being on top of your game. He’ll help to answer the tough training questions that come with age so you too can be Fit Beyond 40.

By the time you get older, you just may have a few aches and pains. And one of the most common spots to deal with those pains is in your knees. You don’t need to have a serious injury to feel chronic knee pain, either; sometimes simply years of weak glutes, Achilles issues, or tough landings during playground basketball games can culminate in regular twinges during standard leg movements.

That doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with the movements. But it does mean you should tweak your training routine. And one of the best tweaks older men can make to leg day is swapping out the classic forward lunge for the reverse lunge.

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