Is it too late for 50 years old to start building his body?

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    Nov 06, 2008 3:36 AM GMT
    I will be 50 in few months. I wonder if it is too late to build my body. I have an average body.. (5'4" and 155 lbs) and would like to slim down my stomach and increase my chest... How long would it takes me to get there? Please advise. icon_redface.gif
  • reliable1

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    Nov 06, 2008 4:53 AM GMT
    It isn't too late. Slimming down time can vary. If you're trying to build chest size to a place you haven't been before, that may take a while. Best to get a fitness assessment and get some professional suggestions for the specific goals you have. Good luck with it.
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    Nov 06, 2008 5:06 AM GMT
    It will take longer than you expect if you are just hoping for superficial goals. Fitness, for me, is about lifestyle and not so much a quick fix. If your priority is to have a healthy and fit life, then it will take the right amount of time.

    Best of luck in your journey. Also, it is never to late icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 06, 2008 5:22 AM GMT
    Brady527 saidIt will take longer than you expect if you are just hoping for superficial goals. Fitness, for me, is about lifestyle and not so much a quick fix. If your priority is to have a healthy and fit life, then it will take the right amount of time.

    Best of luck in your journey. Also, it is never to late icon_biggrin.gif


    as he said, it's a lifestyle, not a quick fix,

    It will take a long time and you'll get desperate and anxious sometimes but hang in there baby.

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    Nov 06, 2008 6:14 AM GMT
    Do it, post pictures and let us see your progress. I know you'll have amazing results and I can't wait to see it.
  • Sparkycat

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    Nov 06, 2008 7:44 AM GMT
    Yes, you can do it. I'm 50. I finally got serious about working out. I lift weights five days per week about an hour each workout. Have lost about 25 pounds. My chest has grown noticeably, shoulders are more muscular and shapely, arms look much better, triceps look great. I'm been lifting seriously for about six months. For sure, it's a lifestyle change, and nothing that happens quickly. But, I feel very encouraged. I should not that because I have to do hormone replacement therapy (testosterone shots prescribed by an endocrinologist) my testosterone level is about he same as that of a guy in his 20's. I also take DHEA (over the counter supplement) that makes my T level even higher. It's harder to grow muscle with a low T level. You might see your doc about having your T level tested. Or go to the Life Extension Foundation and you can order test kits for T and other hormones. Good luck. It's never too late!!

    Cameron
  • Sparkycat

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    Nov 06, 2008 7:46 AM GMT
    You should also use the advanced search feature on this site to search for men 50 years and older. You will be amazed at hot those guys are, with no shortage of muscle.

    Cameron
  • josephmovie

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    Nov 06, 2008 11:04 AM GMT
    It is worth it for sure and completely achievable. I would say you will see results within three months, but it will take about 18months - 2 years to really see your body look completely different.

    I know that seems like a long time but thats how long it took me.

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    Nov 06, 2008 11:12 AM GMT
    I started at 48. It takes time but it's worth it. The positive 'side effects' alone are worth the effort. Gaining muscle is much slower than losing fat, but again, it's worth it, and when you start to see results, it will be far easier to maintain momentum.
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    Nov 06, 2008 11:28 AM GMT

    Just search that age on RealJock. You'll be impressed; just IM those guys for suggestions, I know they'll be more than happy to supply.
  • GQjock

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    Nov 06, 2008 11:36 AM GMT
    Absolutely you can do it

    It just takes some time and some sweat equity
    There's no limit on how much better you can be
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    Nov 17, 2008 6:31 PM GMT
    First thing, go get a blood workup done to make sure that you don't have any issues. Have a CMP with glucose tolerance along with T3/T4, and testosterone. If any of them need adjusted or you've got issues with glucose, then you should do whatever you need to do. If your testosterone is low, you should get it adjusted upwards. If you're currently on BP meds, and cholesterol meds, once you begin AAS / HRT, you should immediately see improvements in your BP, lean body mass, and cholesterol. Much of the aging process is that we don't adjust our hormones properly upwards to slow it down. Sooner is better than later. Hormonal adjustment (AAS, GH, T3/T4) along with diet and exercise, even when begun in middle age, can add years to your life, improve the qualities of that life, and prevent a long list of diseases.

    Remember to begin slowly, and not to be a "weekend warrior". For improving your cardiac threshold, and fat burn, cardio interval training is superior. Don't listen to quacks at the gym who have no clue, and who haven't dug into research and truth.

    Whether you're 13, or 85, you can expect a remarkable change in your overall fitness and strength in the first 18 months of training.

    Resistance training is the ONLY exercise that strengthens your bones, hypertrophies your muscles, and improves your cardiac threshold AS YOU GROW OLDER. With proper hormonal manipulation, you can do very well into your 70's and beyond. The important thing is to begin NOW, and to integrate it into a healthy life style of diet, exercise, rest, and proper hormone therapy. There's absolutely no reason to be over-medicated, and feeling crappy in middle age.
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    Nov 17, 2008 6:56 PM GMT
    Yes, it may take time. But I think it also depends on your body type and genetics. Some bodies respond to exercise quicker...some slower. Either way..I think it's important to keep at it. Visualize your body the way you want
    it to look. ( imho,working out is mental as well as physical. ) Pay close attention to what goes in your body. Like one of the other posters said, take pictures of your progress, This will help you with trouble spots and inspire you
    when you see the progress. You may want to hire a trainer in the beginning
    to make sure your doing the exercises correctly. They can also inspire you
    to push yourself further than you could on your own. Remember, yes it's work...but you can still have fun !


    JUST DO IT MAN !! icon_biggrin.gif

    Good luck !
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    Nov 17, 2008 7:00 PM GMT
    Sparkycat saidYou should also use the advanced search feature on this site to search for men 50 years and older. You will be amazed at hot those guys are, with no shortage of muscle.

    Cameron



    I agree ! There are some inspiring men over 50 on this site !
    You might also search for men that are the same height as you.
    It can be inspiring to see someone whom is similar to you in that way.
    They can give you an idea of what you can aspire to.