At 42 trying to gain muscle/weight.

  • 4149024

    Posts: 2

    May 17, 2009 8:25 PM GMT
    Hi... Im 42, 158lbs, 5'9", 32 waist to give you an idea of my condition... I usually run for 20 mins, do some weights (dumb bells) for 20 mins, do this 4 days a week.

    I would like to gain some muscle, I know is a combination of diet and exercise, but how do I start getting the right amount of food, etc..

    How much protein is too much or too little... I drink a protein shake (about 25 grams of protein powder before and after my workout, total of 50 grams) with bananas, strawberries, and other fruits before/after the workout.

    In particular I would like to build my upper body and strengthen my midsection.

    Any tips, ideas would be appreciate it.

    Thanks

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    May 17, 2009 11:40 PM GMT
    Eat.

    Get on HRT if you aren't already.

    Rest.

    Lift.

    Do HIIT.

    Repeat.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    May 18, 2009 12:00 AM GMT
    Might want to explain to him what HRT and HIIT are. Can't assume he is versed in the lingo.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    May 18, 2009 12:05 AM GMT
    He is old enough he need not be spoon fed every last detail.

    He has the vast Internet at his disposal.

    If he's so lazy as to not investigate further, then, most clearly, he was a waste of my time.

    The idea is to provoke the learning process, and not to coddle.

    If he has an interest, he'll apply himself.
  • twentyfourhou...

    Posts: 243

    May 18, 2009 2:46 AM GMT
    ?HRT
    Hormone replacement therapy?
    At least in the medical field.
    Guess i should look this one up.
    Dare i ask HIIT - guess i will look that one up.
    The medical field does not have an equivalent..............
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    May 18, 2009 2:52 AM GMT
    4 starters u need more than a twenty min. workout 4 times a week, bro...u need minimum 2.5 hrs 5 times a weekicon_eek.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    May 18, 2009 3:15 AM GMT
    twentyfourhourslater said?HRT
    Hormone replacement therapy?
    At least in the medical field.
    Guess i should look this one up.
    Dare i ask HIIT - guess i will look that one up.
    The medical field does not have an equivalent..............


    I think HIT means High intensity training?
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    May 18, 2009 5:05 AM GMT
    [quote][cite]Buffyfan84 said[/citeI think HIT means High intensity training?[/quote]

    HIIT is High Intensity Interval Training. Admittedly, I have no clue what HRT is aside from Hormone Replacement Therapy. High-Intensity is right, but the key is the interval training.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    May 18, 2009 5:24 AM GMT
    Oh, I can't stand it.

    HIIT = High Intensity Interval Training
    HRT = Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    May 18, 2009 9:21 AM GMT
    Hi,

    Train hard - and you need 1.5 grams protein per kg body weight per 24 hours and 6 grams of carbs.

    Keep you CV sessions to not more than 30' high intensity training twice a week - interval training is best with a mean heart rate at 80% + of maximum heart rate.
  • 4149024

    Posts: 2

    May 18, 2009 8:37 PM GMT
    Thanks to all of you who replied... I knew about HIIT but not HRT, glad I was not the only one learning new stuff. I will look it up and do some additional research on Hormone Replacement Therapy, I need this due to my age I guess (http://advancetherapynetwork.com/hrt/index.html)

    Agree, I need to do more exercise and be consistent with the diet and workout.

    Devon thanks for your advice, useful information.

    Thanks again


  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    May 19, 2009 4:47 PM GMT
    Search The Internet on anti-aging, geriatric wellness promotion.