30 too late to start????????
- 06-17-2012, 05:04 PM
30 too late to start????????
I am 30 yrs old and been working out for the past year.... I am hooked now and wanna try and get into pro bodybuilding... Think it's too late to start?????? I seem to be able to lose fat and gain muscle easily... And have always been a very athletic person all through my school days and college days.... Any one know of any pro bodybuilders that started in their 30s?????
- 06-17-2012, 05:13 PM
Definitively not to late to start. You wont win Mr Olympia but you can still be successful. And its all about making yourself feel and look the best you can.
06-17-2012, 05:13 PM
I don't think it's too late at all man. Sounds like you have good genetics. With the right motivation and willingness to constantly learn I believe it can be done.
06-17-2012, 05:18 PM
Thanks guys.. Would have loved a crack at Mr O title... Lol... I definitely would love to get into the big leagues someday... So far I've been pretty disciplined with my diet and training... I was thinking train hard for two years and have a go at the natural bodybuilding league and then may be go for the big boy league...
06-17-2012, 05:20 PM
06-17-2012, 05:33 PM
I stick to 6 meals... Sleep 8 hrs... Workout 5 days a week... I eat Clean... Oats, chicken breast, brown rice, white fish, egg whites, veg and salad are my everyday food items, along with two whey protein shakes a day... I do early morning cardio 5 days a week on empty stomach...
06-17-2012, 05:33 PM
Post pics and we'll let you know. At 30, there is only SO MUCH MORE you will gain. 35 is about the PRIME for nationally COMPETITIVE bb'ers
Just keeping it real. Doesnt mean you cant bust your bump, prove the naysayers all wrong and eclipse ALL expectations
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06-17-2012, 05:49 PM
06-17-2012, 06:05 PM
[QUOTE=gregg1494;3441930]if your trying to bulk i would suggest not doing cardio that many times a week 3 at most. and don't do cardio on an empty stomach.
I figured I'd lose fat and get ripped before I start a good bulk... If I can manage to keep my fat Levels to single digit then it would be a great help when trying to bulk... Hence the regular cardio.... And clean eating...
06-17-2012, 06:46 PM
You have a better chance of getting struck by lightning AND winning the lotto at the same time, than becoming an IFBB pro if you just started lifting at/near 30 years old. If you are 6ft that is another strike against you, and if you are really under 200lbs that is yet ANOTHER strike against you. And we haven't even seen pics. You might not even have the insertions, muscle bellies, etc to be pro even if you got to pro size.
Train, enjoy it, don't get too wrapped up in the whole pro thing. JMO.
06-17-2012, 07:17 PM
06-17-2012, 07:33 PM
Having goals is great but letting other areas of your life go to **** to try and accomplish a pipe dream is not good. Not saying this is you but I've seen people soo consumed by becoming pro that they literally do nothing but live for it.
You gotta be realistic. It's like me at 30, and 5'8 deciding i wanna play in the NBA. It's just not a reality.
Good luck. Train your ass off, enjoy the ride, be the best you, you can be.
06-17-2012, 07:47 PM
06-17-2012, 11:35 PM
you better have some crazy genetics to go a long, pro bb is not a glamorous sport most guys do it just to feel good about them selves, it does not pay much either unless you are a sponsor elite athlete, then you gotta consider the cost of the drugs they take to look that massive, you will end up broke oh and yes you have to eat like a horse
06-18-2012, 12:24 AM
So pro bb is expensive cuz guys take a lots stuff .. Understandable... Natural bodybuilding is filled with guys who take steroids.. I guess I'll stick to my workouts and see where I end up in the next 2 yrs... I haven't taken any steroids and won't for at least another 2 yrs... I wanna see what I can do as a 30 something yr old.. Lol..Originally Posted by Delta Force
06-29-2012, 09:12 AM
06-30-2012, 03:08 AM
07-01-2012, 09:18 PM
Gear being legal is one thing... Getting good gear is one thing... Too many people out there that would rather sell poison to people to make money ...Originally Posted by Delta Force
07-01-2012, 09:21 PM
Thank you brother... I don't intend on giving up... If I can surprise myself in the year that I have been training... Guess I could surprise some pros at some point...Originally Posted by 16dawg23
07-02-2012, 03:05 PM
Never to late I started at 30 weighing 175 lbs now at 42 I'm 210 all naturally now I'm looking into for that edge to help with my gains. Main key is diet diet diet.
07-02-2012, 03:50 PM
I hear you about the diet... I cleaned out my diet and it's been amazing... Was tough to start with but now it's tougher to eat junk... I currently weight close to 190... Funny how when I started I was fat with 27% bf at183lbs... And now I'm abt 17% bf close to 190 lbs... I wanna try and get to abt 210 - 215 and then look into something for that extra push...Originally Posted by Vegastex
07-02-2012, 04:00 PM
I here you there!!! I look at a soda and I think that's one hour on a tread mill if I drink that. I eat a lot of chicken and sweet potatoes and keep my water intake up, I'm at that point now I need a little push to get bigger currently at 210 to 215 lbs my goal is to hit 240 to 250 somedays are tough I feel older I get my goals are harder to hit. This week I'm going to up my protien,calorie,carbs and see if I can get any increase.still doing my research on Test C almost impossible to get here.
07-02-2012, 04:35 PM
I really wanna try and get my bf to abt 12% and then gonna do 3 month period for mass training... Currently I am going through a cutting phase... So it's all egg whites, chicken breast, brown rice, broccoli, and tilapia....Originally Posted by Vegastex
Planning my diet for mass cycle.. Changing tilapia with steak and potato... And may be change brown rice with white rice... Weight gainers are full of sugars.. So gonna stay away from them... May be a good meal replacement shake... To squeeze in an extra meal...
07-02-2012, 04:39 PM
07-02-2012, 06:49 PM
One of my friends started at around 30, he then spent the following years working his ass off and won the Emerald Cup this year the first time he ever competed. In the over 40 division. Was his journey easy not at all he worked incredibly hard, and had the diet of a champion.
These are his pics. (sorry about the bb link but it is the only pics that are free)
07-02-2012, 09:10 PM
07-02-2012, 09:11 PM
07-02-2012, 10:15 PM
[QUOTE="Gerbil"]One of my friends started at around 30, he then spent the following years working his ass off and won the Emerald Cup this year the first time he ever competed. In the over 40 division. Was his journey easy not at all he worked incredibly hard, and had the diet of a champion.
This is all the inspiration I need... Too many guys who think if u didn't start training at 10yrs of age ur never going anywhere...
07-02-2012, 10:45 PM
If you learn anything from Carey, learn that dedication and humility can bring you to greatness. He is the most modest person I know and is incredibly nice.
When people asked him how he did at the emerald cup he merely replied "I did well."
[QUOTE=Mkspillai;3470302]Originally Posted by Gerbil
07-02-2012, 11:51 PM
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