Can an old man get huge?
- 05-20-2010, 10:07 PM
Can an old man get huge?
Pretty much, what I want to see is opinions if a 35-40-45-50 year old with a decent foundation can get HUGE with the right training/diet/drugs/supplements.
I see old guys who are kinda big, and old guys who are ripped and old guys who are in good shape, but can one get huge, I mean really huge at that stage of life?
Before anybody takes offense, I fall into the above mentioned age categories, and only use the term "old" to distinguish the parameters of my question.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.PHF Rep
- 05-20-2010, 10:58 PM
05-21-2010, 01:23 PM
Without roids i think it would be very hard to do. Even keeping test levels high would not make you huge. Some of the otc supps would help.
05-21-2010, 02:43 PM
05-27-2010, 12:32 PM
05-31-2010, 09:02 AM
IDK. I'll be 42 this fall. stats: 5-6 170 lbs. Bench 335, squat 400, never maxed out. Only a few PH cycles...otherwise just lots of good food/protien shakes, and herbal supps+my vitamins.
I'm trying to get huge, but the size of my stomach just wont let me. Can't eat enough to get to 185lbs.lol
05-31-2010, 09:10 AM
yes and its not that hard if you have had a good workout history.in many cases i think its easer at 35 then 25 when it comes to diet nutrition and not drinking.the bigest problem i have is joints they do not hold up as will as they did at 25
05-31-2010, 09:31 AM
05-31-2010, 10:49 PM
06-01-2010, 10:10 AM
Damn it !!! why didn't I think of that.... at 56 I guess I'm old, you are as old as you feel...lol. Just kidding, there is only one difference, we have to lift a lot smarter not harder. At 32 I was 241 at 5'7'' I never thought as being large, now I'm 181.5 and still growing..again. I do believe that diet and correct supplements can make all the difference. It's easier today to stay on a strict diet and workout, than it was years ago. I see us older guys getting bigger all the time, healthier and stronger.
06-01-2010, 11:06 PM
06-01-2010, 11:16 PM
06-02-2010, 12:33 AM
I'm taking some downtime from the gym and I still have to eat 4x to 5x per day. I worked out with a guy who did the am/pm one meal and it was working for him. I would have withdraw doing that.
06-02-2010, 03:22 AM
06-02-2010, 03:23 AM
06-02-2010, 06:24 AM
06-02-2010, 07:17 AM
I think its a lot easier to get big at older age if you used to be big in your youth then if you never worked out much.
Muscle has memory.
Im 41, lifted hard until my early 30s, then stayed in fair shape. Then woke up last christmas and realized somehow fat-pigness had creeped up on me. Busting my ass now to get back to my prime levels, and Ive found its coming back quick....but Im thinking that actually passing any lifts that I had in the past is going to be far more difficult then regaining what I lost.
We shall see. Im certainly going to try.
06-02-2010, 05:02 PM
Being smarter has its advantages, but I get injured more, have lower test levels and my insulin has had years of sugar. I used to never get hurt from lifting. Although being smarter keeps test high I'm still no 25yr old. Also I dont think my insulin is working as well as it used to when I was young. Trying to reverse the insulin damage. I'm 36 and still trying to get large but I've accepted the fact that I'll never be 6'0 240 with abs.
06-03-2010, 09:37 AM
I can not set limits, I set goals. I have to agree with edwitt, he wants it and he is going after it. I'm getting my cruise controll fixed, 16 wk cycle planned start July 1st may be delayed but I have a workout and 7x per day meal plan. The wife took it to work and her nutritionist is reviewing the meal plan. ( she works at a rehab center ) Three bases now are covered, next is what to stack with test e during the 16 week run. At the end of cycle it is what it is, 200 maybe 205, no new injuries goal complete whats next, g2g again!! In short, set a goal and go for it, just one goal after another.
06-03-2010, 11:01 AM
Didn't mean to step on anothers thread, anyone can put their .02 in on cycle thread. We just have to review our health issues and set new goals. My goals are smaller and well planned, I have had enough gym injuries and it takes alot longer to recover.
06-03-2010, 07:56 PM
Ageless now 65
Just does TRT levels of Test that it and a good diet
Big enough for you
Eat clean, piss dirty
06-03-2010, 10:38 PM
Wow - he still has hair! Congratulations to Ageless on looking great. At 46, I am currently bigger than I have ever been. I started lifting 30 years ago, although I was not really consistent until about 2 years ago. I still use a lot of weight, and have been fortunate to avoid injury so far. I am working on losing some BF, and am shooting for 190 lbs at 8% BF by the end of the summer. To compare, I competed at age 21 and weighed 165 lbs.
06-07-2010, 01:39 PM
One other comment I forgot to make - I have 2 friends here in town, and all 3 of us are 46 years old. Both of them are also in the peak condition of their life, and both became IFBB pros last year at age 45. They motivate me every day. The bottom line is that there are many examples of older guys reaching new heights in physical condition all around us.
06-07-2010, 01:41 PM
06-07-2010, 09:24 PM
06-08-2010, 12:16 AM
06-08-2010, 12:38 AM
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.
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06-08-2010, 10:24 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
Id be glad to go into further depth
Stop by my log anytime and ask away
06-08-2010, 02:07 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, 09:23 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.
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