Jun 03, 2012 3:44 PM GMT
Any advice on building muscle? Mid 40's and looking for something that will help me gain. Not sure what supplements are best or what else is out there that can promote muscle growth. any ideas will help. Thanks!
farmerJoe saidAny advice on building muscle? Mid 40's and looking for something that will help me gain. Not sure what supplements are best or what else is out there that can promote muscle growth. any ideas will help. Thanks!
orthojock said"Also, if you want to build muscle, limit cardio to 2-3 times a week for no more than 30 min. Low to medium intensity seems to work best for me. Everyone is different though. Hope this helps"
Above statement is absolutely true...and even 3 times per week might be pushing it depending on how many days per week you plan to lift.
Unfortunately, it is difficult to gain signif. muscle while maintaining an intense cardio regimen. Cardio = stimulate catabolism; Body building = anabolic process (though via breakdown of muscle fibers to be rebuilt)
SteelCityMuscle said You don't need any supplements...get on a good lifting program and push yourself to get stronger at each session up the weights when you can, get enough protein and good carbs/fats and you will gain muscle...Whey protein can help you get in all your calories and protein if you don't have time to eat solid meals, creatine is beneficial also, along with maybe a multi and omega 3's for general health, those 4 are what I take myself but thats all...but you don't 'need' it to gain muscle. it just helps a bit.actually supplements are good for him. they can help recover faster and help go a lot longer during his workouts. he needs whey protein for recovery. anyhow, you need to work each muscle group twice a week or kill them once a week. if you have the time
CaseyCasey saidRef to how to get stronger when lifting.
Stay clear from supplements, any supplements. All they do is bloat you, fill you up with crap and make tons of money for companies with their deceptive advertising. Florida orange juice or any orange juice is like eating a pk of sugar. it will taste good but will add pounds of unwanted fat. So no sugary drinks at all. Eat real food, eggs, chicken, fish, steak, rice, potatoe whole wheat bread. You do not need to eat all that protein they say you should eat. Why? Because
the carbs and fat in your diet prevents you from breaking down protein. So the protein you actually take in is used up by the body. It never is burnt as fuel.it's so fucking expensive at Upper Midwest prices. Aye yey yey... You can only train hard and short hence the sprinter having bigger muscle opposed to training long as easier hence the marathon runner having much less muscle. Folks keep it simple. if you are over 40 a good anti-aging supplement will be the best investment you will ever make in your life. It is a miracle, Contact me for further infor. If you want to burn body fat then watch your diet and do cardio.. The gym is anaerobic and is not a good choice to burn body fat. But the gym is where you build muscle.