Progress at 49
- 09-16-2008, 08:53 PM
Progress at 49
I am addressing this to those of you 45+ who are in great shape - and i've seen there are alot of you out there!
I've been lifting for 7+ years and got serious 2 years ago. I revamped my diet totally cut out sugar, bad fat, alcohol, junk ingeneral. I've gone from 27% bf to 15% and am alot stronger - Big question at 6-2, 185 - I want to pack on some muscle and then cut to 10% next year. i have a big frame so can handle 215-225 if it's lean.
I've trained on the conservative side - high reps for 6 sets for a long time. Should I switch to 5 x 5 training?
BTW tested the test and it's on the low end of normal for my age (and that was good news?) so my doc says no to HRT./
Thanks in advance bros!
BTW _ I know - alot of people think I look like arnold... ;-)
- 09-16-2008, 08:56 PM
- 09-24-2008, 11:20 AM
i just turned 40 and you look great for 49. gaining mass is hard for most at any age and gaining mass over 40 naturally is tough. i push as hard and heavy as i can ... sometimes i have to take a day off or 2 because of recovery and joints sore. but 5x5 and other lifting programs similar are my choice. i don't go to failure or forced reps often.
09-24-2008, 12:18 PM
09-24-2008, 01:08 PM
Search for posts by a guy named DreamWeaver. He's been at this a long time and has great training info. I'm thinkin he's gonna tell you to do less sets with higher intensity to gain muscle mass.
JMHO: anabolic compounds are tailor made for older lifters with low test levels. Go read some of the Dutchman's posts on using Epistane and Formestane.
09-24-2008, 03:23 PM
If you find a good answer to your question, I want to know.
I have a very hard time gaining muscle, If I ramp up my calories I can pack on some weight, but most of it isn't lean.
So I'm always trying to find ways to improve.
10-27-2008, 04:45 PM
Hey Guys thot i'd post some progress pics -I'm almost 2 months into a 3 month cycle of Test C
here's where i'm at. What do you think I should work on in the mext month? I wanna finish with a Bang!
BTW - starting wt 188
cut to 210 in spring
Fourty ****in nine!
11-02-2008, 10:18 AM
Have you tried Dermacrine to boost your Testosterone/energy/strength? Luv the stuff, plus a couple of pulse cycles of epistane per year works wonders.
11-02-2008, 05:10 PM
11-08-2008, 02:23 PM
11-09-2008, 08:35 PM
making some good progress bro, keep up the good work!
11-09-2008, 09:48 PM
Thanks dudes; makin some progress - still bulking and feeling strong as hell - trying my best not to do anything stupid and injur myself. Will post pics again in a few weeks!
Up to 213lbs now. Going for a hydro dunk BF test on the 18th.
11-10-2008, 11:15 AM
Hey, if your looking for a new routine, check out this site!
11-10-2008, 01:36 PM
Thanks for the info. i have checked that out and it looks great - i'm not going to try it now but will def in the near future. Have you done the DC training? did u have good results w/ it? how long did it take you to shock your body w/ the new routine/ BW what is your age? did u do it w/ gear?
11-10-2008, 03:00 PM
I'm on my 2nd blast and loving every minuet of it. I started a workout/vid log on it. I have a full one in IM but I'm starting this one from the 7th.
V1hyp Dc & Vid Training Log
11-12-2008, 03:44 PM
I think every workout method I have used has worked. I think the key is to shock the muscles by changing routines once they have adapted. I recently tried the nickel and dime workout and I really enjoyed it. Sore as heck after the dime portions, though. I have no idea what test-c is, but it looks like you're making good progress.
11-15-2008, 06:54 AM
True, I think the main thing is to just amke sure your getting in there and hitting it!
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