HELP...can't make any gains..45yrs old
09-10-2008 11:16 AM
I have that problem. It is so very hard not to overtrain. I would guess most of us LOVE TRAINING[me to] and it is hard to call it quits. I overtraind so bad last year that even after 1 week off my shoulders were still sore. But when you find that balence of doing just enough for your body to be able to recover sronger something MAGICAL happens GROWTH
Originally Posted by dg806
09-10-2008 11:42 AM
Thank you for the compliment.
Originally Posted by FrankJ
No, I am not on HRT.
Natural test boosters, serms for estrogen control and HPTA stimulation. This is also including AIs after using a PH, during PCT.
I feel better and look just as good when not taking any prohormones. My natural test levels are good and all I do is replace them from an endogenous source. Not a good way to go, in my opinion.
09-16-2008 09:39 PM
Hey Man - don't get discouraged - just takes hard work and a changed diet. i shook it all up about 2 years ago and am finally making some gains!!!! at 49 - so it's possible - just not as quick as those young bucks (of 30! hahaha)
09-21-2008 12:20 PM
I'd put my money on overtraining. 5 days in a row and you're working out with guys 10yrs younger so I'm sure that pushes you quite a bit. Probably too much for you right now.
11-06-2008 09:51 AM
Im 41 and have recently gotten back into lifting after laying off for about 11 years. It's definitely harder to get strength gains as the aging process takes it toll on us "old timers". I've been working out steady for just over 2 years and went completely stagnant and stale on strength gains last year for about a 6 month span of time. I eventually took some advice and starting taking pro-hormones to boost my test levels and since then I've been getting consistently stronger and obtaining much more definition and hardness. I strongly recommend Sus500 from Genetic Edge Technologies. If you aren't taking creatine, I think it would help you and you should start. You do seem to be overtraining in my opinion. At my age (41) I can only work each muscle group hard 1x per week.
11-06-2008 11:00 AM
I agree completely with the 1 X per week, per muscle group theory. I also believe that stacking Creatine and Beta-Alanine to boost our recovery as we age, is a tremendous help. For adding strength I use low rep 3 - 5 and high weight. Every couple months, such as now, I back off and change to a GVT ie 10 X 10 approach.
11-11-2008 11:30 AM
It is not at all possible to from this data to tell how many sets and at what level of intensity you are working. But if you are doing anything close to moderate to high volume in these workouts at even a moderately high level of intensity, then this frequency is way too much.
Originally Posted by mjonesjr8
If you are doing this with no good results, then you need to modulate one or two of those factors. At this frequency then be sure to reduce volume and monitor intensity closely.
11-11-2008 11:43 AM
As he stated in one of his few posts, his diet sucks. Therein lies the problem, not the training frequency. He eats poorly for the type of training he wants to do.
I was in my best shape on a 5 day straight, coupled with the right amount of reps, intensity, food and rest. Too little of any of those will hamper gains or achieve none at all.
11-19-2008 01:07 PM
He might want to slow up the training but the diet is whats really bad.
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