Can an old man get huge?
- 06-07-2010, 11:16 PM
- 06-07-2010, 11:38 PM
My biggest issue to getting "huge" at 36 is the fact that I do not cut weight from around my waist the way I did when I was 22. I could cut weight by thinking about it back then and now I cut weight everywhere except my abs. So, at 202 now, I wouldn't want to put my body through the gauntlet it would have to endure to reach, say, 225-245, with low bf. That would mean that I would have to be around 255-265 in order to cut down to 225ish and stay around 8% bf. That isn't going to happen, period.
On top of that, my joints are seriously killing me after each and every session now when back 10-14 years ago, I never had knee, back, ankle issues. That alone would keep me from getting "huge" right now.
I have decided to look the best I can at 200-215 with as low bf as I can achieve. I can look huge at this weight if my bf is low enough. When i was around 235, around age 20ish, I was kinda of miserable in terms of comfort.
But, of course, as the pic above shows, there are exceptions to all of these rules.---The internet is the father of the electronic lynch-mob---
06-08-2010, 09:24 AM
Cissus and Animal Flex and stretch stretch and stretch some more lifting will be so much more enjoyable. If ur an AAS guy stay away from Winny add NPP to any cycles
And for the belly carb cycling works like a dream for me
Taper those carbs off during the day get em in around WO and fasted cardio
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06-08-2010, 01:07 PM
I'm 35, stand 6ft 2in and weigh a pretty solid and lean 240lbs. I'm not "huge" by modern day bodybuilder standards, but certainly one of the beefiest guys in my gym. I have 18.5 inch arms to boot.
Now, to answer your question....I started bodybuilding at the age of 33 and my starting weight was about 195, so I gained a significant amount of lean muscle mass in the course of two years and in my 30's!
Make no mistake, genetics plays a major role in determining how "huge" one will get au naturel. I've never taken any juice, PH's, etc. However, I am leaning towards trying my very first PH cycle with something like H-Drol to see if I can pack on a few more quality pounds of muscle and increase my strength a tad.
I eat a very clean, high calorie diet and consume a decent amount of quality/complex carbs and protein. My supps include multi-vitamins, fish oils, flaxseed, creatine AKG, l-arginine AKG, glutamine, glucosamine, and ZMA.
06-10-2010, 08:23 PM
Sounds like you're doing everything right. I have started using PH's somewhat regularly, and I like the results. Some older guys (like DreamWeaver) get good results from herbs and test boosters, and some don't. I feel like all of the above work for me, and I just keep switching around to keep gaining. I personally like to pulse PH's 3 times per week on workout days, and I only use OTC PCT. I am working on shedding the extra fat right now, and will be using P-Mag next. I did feel like Prime worked well also.
06-11-2010, 03:48 AM
06-11-2010, 04:51 AM
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The pictures at the beginning show a tall lanky out of shapy 42 year old man, scroll down and you will see how far I have come in a short period of time and I'm still growing, I am ever conscioud of injury especially as I've come so far and would hate to be derailed by injury.
That being said nothing is slowing me down I just take every known precaution to man, take a look and if you wanna get big there's no reason why age should be a factor,
After a life time of being skinny I set out a very detailed plan and its working
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06-16-2010, 11:04 PM
06-17-2010, 12:02 AM
49 years old first h-drol cycle need help
just started my cycle monday it looks like this
first pill 7am second+third at 3pm
cycle assist 11 am &9pm pre loaded 10 days prior
also have some arimadex
need help with the proper dosege
gnc sport vita pak
pre workout dymatize xpand
post workout wheybolic 60 3 scoops & vitargo 2 scoops
also just pick up anmial pak traning pak
any help would be greatly appreciated
06-17-2010, 09:04 AM
Using Herbs can work but it takes a lot of discipline and planning. The advantage is the ability to take then for long periods of time and run them back to back. The only other reasonable alternative would be TRT and that is not easily done here in Canada, or so I hear. From what I have read and seen though TRT would make me a lot bigger and leaner than I do on herbs. My Natural test is still pretty high though so I don't want to depend on synthetic just yet, or maybe never....
Unremarkable is no way to go through life... Doug
06-18-2010, 06:50 AM
So whats the missing link?
I train 4x a week for approx 1 hour, Cardio is limited to walking and in the gym about 10 min on the bike.
I take creatine, bcaa, a preworkout -all the usual supplements but it s very hard work.
So do you reach a point in your life that all you can expect to get from a gym session is to maintain a decent shape,and stay in good health -i just dont know.
06-18-2010, 07:04 AM
06-18-2010, 07:27 AM
If you can convince your doctor then to take a blood test , youve moved forward. However the result of the blood test will tell you if treatment is justified.
06-18-2010, 08:11 AM
Unremarkable is no way to go through life... Doug
06-18-2010, 08:23 AM
06-18-2010, 08:30 AM
When did being in the 30s constitute oldness...especially when weight lifting or strength is considered? Arent most of the worlds strongest men in their 30s?
I would think a better question would involve guys in their 60s at least. Of course some guy, in the words of the OP "with a decent foundation", can get huge if hes in his mid thirties.
I have friends in their 40s who have never lifted a weight before who a lot of people would consider huge already, just from a lifetime of outside work, lots of food, and great genetics. Id love to get them in the gym.
(reposted....I deleted it because i was going to rewrite it, but the esteemed Dreamweaver quoted it so I reposted)
06-18-2010, 09:14 AM
06-18-2010, 09:23 AM
06-18-2010, 01:16 PM
I am 39 and my Test levels are low....Total 270 and Free 60.....but my libido is higher than it has ever been and I don't have any trouble gaining muscle. Other than injuries, I cannot tell a difference as fair as gaining muscle and losing body fat. My injuries are what holds me back now and that is related to wear and tear and age. But I honestly look better now than I ever have.
Seems like your Test levels are not the "be all end all" like people seem to think. Based on my Total T and Free T, I should be having trouble maintaining muscle mass etc. I think that how we feel, sex drive and the ability to gain muscle is way more complicated than it is thought to be by most people. Seems like if my test levels were really what determined all the above, then if my levels got up to 700 or 800 then I would be humping the couch and would look like a gorilla.......there just has to be a lot more to it than just Test levels.
Sorry I went off on a tangent.......
06-18-2010, 02:31 PM
Good point about Albert Beckles...
<-------------- Me at 51 and that pic is a year old i am bigger + more cut now newer pics to follow !!!
06-18-2010, 03:13 PM
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