Will I still be able to build an awesome body by the time I'm 26?

  • rogerfederer

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    Feb 03, 2013 2:57 AM GMT
    Right now I'm 20 and in college. With finances being really hard, I don't have money nor the time to workout. I'm always studying and working and even if I did have together time I can't afford to feed myself to eat enough to put on weight or to use supplements and a gym membership. So I'm just gunna stop trying. I'm gonna let myself go. But I'm hoping when I graduate and get a job that pays pretty well and I'm in a set routine, I'll finally be able to work hard for that body I want. The only problem is by the time I graduate I'll b 24 and I'm scared I will have waited too late to put on muscle. I might have to wait even longer like 26 perhaps. By that time I'll b only and it might b too late and I will have missed my chance at that gorgeous body. So will it b too late?
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    Feb 03, 2013 3:15 AM GMT
    Yes you will, assuming you're not overestimating how "set" your daily routine will be after you graduate. For all you know it may be even more chaotic - a lot of people think they'll have more free time after college when in fact they wind up with less - so I'd try working on trying to fit it in now. Because you may be thinking that your career will be dependable but your life may not be.
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    Feb 03, 2013 3:24 AM GMT
    rogerfederer saidRight now I'm 20 and in college. With finances being really hard, I don't have money nor the time to workout. I'm always studying and working and even if I did have together time I can't afford to feed myself to eat enough to put on weight or to use supplements and a gym membership. So I'm just gunna stop trying. I'm gonna let myself go. But I'm hoping when I graduate and get a job that pays pretty well and I'm in a set routine, I'll finally be able to work hard for that body I want. The only problem is by the time I graduate I'll b 24 and I'm scared I will have waited too late to put on muscle. I might have to wait even longer like 26 perhaps. By that time I'll b only and it might b too late and I will have missed my chance at that gorgeous body. So will it b too late?


    If you're not willing to discipline yourself and put in the time in the gym and the nutrition then it is already too late.
    You've failed before you've even begun.
    You might as well eat fried butter and corny dogs with white gravy made from bacon drippings.
    You might as well enjoy your journey as you turn into into Jaba the Hut.

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    Feb 03, 2013 3:26 AM GMT
    rogerfederer saidWill I still be able to build an awesome body by the time I'm 26?
    Nope. You have to wait till you're 39 like I did...and work to keep it.
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    Feb 03, 2013 3:31 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    rogerfederer saidWill I still be able to build an awesome body by the time I'm 26?
    Nope. You have to wait till you're 39 like I did...and work to keep it.


    And time just keeps ticking away...

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    ...you're dead before you know it.

    Eat funnel caek and boudin NOW!
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    Feb 03, 2013 3:47 AM GMT
    "Fried butter and corny dogs with white gravy made from bacon drippings" sounds almost as good as the Dominos pizza last night with double-everything on it. icon_cool.gif
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    Feb 03, 2013 6:46 AM GMT
    If anything, things only get worse after you're out of school - Just learn how to cook and use your campus gym to work out. If you can't find time now, you'll never find time ever.
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    Feb 03, 2013 7:00 AM GMT
    paulflexes said"Fried butter and corny dogs with white gravy made from bacon drippings" sounds almost as good as the Dominos pizza last night with double-everything on it. icon_cool.gif


    Is that the shit that comes with that garlic-style cholesterol dipping sauce made from diesel oil?
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    Feb 03, 2013 9:03 AM GMT
    first of all, you don't need gym membership to have a nice body. i did the gym thing for 6 years and at some point i felt it doesn't do my as good as it used to, so i've been out of it for over a year, now all that i do it simple push-ups, pull-ups, sit-ups and other simple exercises with my own weight. true that i also do yoga, but that's not regularly...
    so switching to it, i think it was the best thing i have ever done in that area of my life. LOL
    with you, i think you're in a fine shape now, so you'll have to only maintain what you already got by exercising, pushing onto certain parts you'd like to improve and it will get to where it needs to be in terms of size and shape. see, only the push-ups will work out on your chest, your triceps and some of your back, wings.
    gym membership is overrated, workouts at the park near your house are underrated. icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 03, 2013 9:38 AM GMT
    rogerfederer saidRight now I'm 20 and in college. With finances being really hard, I don't have money nor the time to workout. I'm always studying and working and even if I did have together time I can't afford to feed myself to eat enough to put on weight or to use supplements and a gym membership. So I'm just gunna stop trying. I'm gonna let myself go. But I'm hoping when I graduate and get a job that pays pretty well and I'm in a set routine, I'll finally be able to work hard for that body I want. The only problem is by the time I graduate I'll b 24 and I'm scared I will have waited too late to put on muscle. I might have to wait even longer like 26 perhaps. By that time I'll b only and it might b too late and I will have missed my chance at that gorgeous body. So will it b too late?


    All these excuses!

    Get that skinny body over to the computer and type in

    www.bodybuilding.com/fun/becker20.htm and get your sorry ass moving

    And get a new attitude and work out why you WANT to do this rather than HAVE to
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    Feb 03, 2013 10:27 AM GMT
    When most people say they don't have time, what they really mean is "I don't think that's important enough". It can definitely be done. Last year, I was working full time, studying 15 hours a week for the GMAT, working out 4.5 hours a week (not including the time it took to get to and from the gym), and cooking my own meals. It really just depends how much priority you give it. Good luck.
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    Feb 03, 2013 10:30 AM GMT
    Ask Tony Little, no Tony Horton! They got banging bods! Or you could start sweating to the oldies!
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    Feb 03, 2013 11:21 AM GMT
    I would be surprised you can't find cheep sport activity in college.
    You don't need money to watch your diet.
    You don't need supplement to stay fit.

    And you can use the time you spend on Real jock to keep a minimal physical activity.
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    Feb 03, 2013 11:38 AM GMT
    I would say OP isn't making excuses about everything.
    When you are at university every other day you have to complete some assignment, do some lab work and then prepare for some quiz next day. It was only in last year at my university when I started going to gym because I had fewer classes and less course load. As far as taking part in sports etc goes, its hard for everyone to maintain a balance between Sports and studies. If you involve yourself into too much of Sports you do screw your academics unless you are super duper smart who just goes through his notes just before exams.

    May be not everyone has such hectic life at university but I had. So I can understand what OP is going through. Only saving grace was gym at my university was really really cheap but then there were hardly any good equipment.


    Yes OP you can make good body at 26 and its not that late. Focus on your studies and grades so that you can have a well paying job later. You can try not to get fat or out of shape by doing some running, swimming etc. Gym shouldn't be as such your priority if you can't manage your studies.
  • EricPrado

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    Feb 03, 2013 12:15 PM GMT
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    rogerfederer saidRight now I'm 20 and in college. With finances being really hard, I don't have money nor the time to workout. I'm always studying and working and even if I did have together time I can't afford to feed myself to eat enough to put on weight or to use supplements and a gym membership. So I'm just gunna stop trying. I'm gonna let myself go. But I'm hoping when I graduate and get a job that pays pretty well and I'm in a set routine, I'll finally be able to work hard for that body I want. The only problem is by the time I graduate I'll b 24 and I'm scared I will have waited too late to put on muscle. I might have to wait even longer like 26 perhaps. By that time I'll b only and it might b too late and I will have missed my chance at that gorgeous body. So will it b too late?


    If you're not willing to discipline yourself and put in the time in the gym and the nutrition then it is already too late.
    You've failed before you've even begun.
    You might as well eat fried butter and corny dogs with white gravy made from bacon drippings.
    You might as well enjoy your journey as you turn into into Jaba the Hut.

    JabbaPromo.jpg


    Where is that hideous monster from? I keep seeing it everywhere but don't know if its from like a show, movie, etc.
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    Feb 03, 2013 12:46 PM GMT
    ^^ Star Wars, episode VI
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    Feb 03, 2013 12:52 PM GMT
    Fitness doesn't have to be an all or nothing endeavor. I think the key to staying fit and healthy for the long haul is to not make excuses and if you can't do as much as you'd like to do in a perfect world, do at least what you're able to do at the time. 26 isn't too late to build an awesome body but it's going to be much harder if you don't do anything for the next five to six years and then try to start up.
  • Sportsfan1

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    Feb 03, 2013 12:59 PM GMT
    Doesn't your college have a gym or a small workout area? How about a pool? Or tennis courts or handball/racquet ball courts? Are there any jogging areas? The point is you do not need a lot of money to take advantage of the resources you have available. Of course the sooner you start the easier it will be but even if you started at 26 that is still plenty of time to build the type of body you seem to want.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Feb 03, 2013 2:08 PM GMT
    If you make it a priority, you can build a great body at any age.
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    Feb 03, 2013 2:22 PM GMT
    Baby, it's never too late to build muscle. Concentrate on your current priorities, eat healthy, run, and be physically active. You can do all the bodybuilding you want when you're ready physically, emotionally, financially and otherwise. You're very young and you will have tons of opportunities to sculpt a banging body. You're a very attractive guy so don't sweat this stuff. Good luck.
  • musicdude

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    Feb 03, 2013 2:32 PM GMT
    i wonder how many of us here also juggle university, a job, extracurricular activities, a life and still manages to MAKE time for the gym. don't think that you're the only one here who's super busy. if being healthy is really important to you, it won't be a question of finding the time but one of making the time. don't get me wrong, it is difficult, but it is also worth it. and the whole budget excuse...yeah, getting the good stuff can cost a few extra bucks but there are ways of doing it on a dime. you just need to get creative
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    Feb 03, 2013 2:44 PM GMT
    Perhaps you could try a build-up method? For now, just once a week, spend an hour doing a full body routine as others have suggested. You must be able to find just one hour, even if it means eating while you work or spending less time doing something else. Once that has become a habit, maybe after a month or two, find another hour window of time. This will help to focus on slowly, but surely, building a routine and finding the time.

    My current routine is mark ripptoe's Starting Strength. I lift every 3 to 4 days and im seeing the fastest gains I've ever seen.

    And congrats for posting here, it shows that you do have desire.
  • calibro

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    Feb 03, 2013 3:17 PM GMT
    if you're not in shape by the time you're 21, hot gay people put you on an ice flow and say "later, gurl..." i.e., you have to move to cincinnati
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    Feb 03, 2013 7:00 PM GMT
    Haha. It's so cute that some of these kids still think that college is busier or harder than real life.
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    Feb 03, 2013 7:09 PM GMT
    Sorry to say this man, but it may be too late already with that sort of mentality. Home workouts are effective ways of getting workouts in (Herschel Walker usually does weightless workouts), and if that doesn't tickle your pickle, and the gym is really that important then I am sure that there has to be a cheap gym in your area. Heck, your school probably has weight training classes, zumba classes, yoga, Pilates, circuit training, and a bunch of other fitness classes which will allow you to at least get a two to three day workout in. I know it can be a bit overwhelming with school, work and everything else, but if now isn't a good time to implement at least a thirty minute three day a week routine then chances are that there will never be a good time.