Is 26 to old?
- 04-17-2008, 01:22 AM
Is 26 to old?
To get in great condition? Is there really an age that it gets more unrealistic to get, in amatuer natural competition shape?
I was in great shape when i was 24, but ****ed up and quit for 1- 1/2 years just curios if being 26 will be any harder than say, 21-23 or whatever.
- 04-17-2008, 01:38 AM
04-17-2008, 01:40 AM
04-17-2008, 03:05 PM
You only live once and 26 is better than 36
I started again at 29, and I am kicking ass and taking names.
04-17-2008, 03:39 PM
04-17-2008, 03:41 PM
Never too old, it just might not be as easy.
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04-17-2008, 03:55 PM
Age ain't nothing but a number, it is the frame of mind. I'm old as the hills but I am in better physical shape (less BF and more muscular) than I was twenty years ago. You just have to work a little harder as you get older.
04-18-2008, 11:19 AM
If you've already been in shape, it shouldn't be hard at all. When you are in your thirties, if you are not already in shape it gets a little trickier, but it can always still be done.
04-18-2008, 12:06 PM
if anything i believe it should be even easier at 26 than 21.
muscle maturity (where you are able to develop better lines, striations, and vascularity) improves with age.
further, you metabolism slows with age which will make it easier to pack on mass - muscle mass if you are doing things right.
and hormones levels don't typically begin to decline until after 30. and even then, it's very gradual at first. so you can't use this as your excuse.
04-18-2008, 12:48 PM
Listen to these guys. Go for it, absolutely.
I only recently got back into training about a year ago. I trained from about age 17-24. Then due to some various things I trained off and on over the next 5 years. Last summer I started back up full force (proper eating, consistent training, etc). I'm 30 now and just deadlifted 545 (I'm 202lbs) last week. I've never been as strong/muscular as I am right now.
So, in my mind, age is no excuse. If anything, I think being older/ more mature helps you stay away from the teenage mindset of "Let's do barbell curls all day, every day" type of training that is a waste of time
Eat right, train hard, get your rest. That's it.
04-18-2008, 02:11 PM
04-18-2008, 02:18 PM
04-18-2008, 02:21 PM
04-18-2008, 07:08 PM
I'm 47 and I'm carrying around 30 more pounds of muscle than ever before in my life. You gotta do everything right when you're older though, sleep, eat, lift smart etc. A little Epistane pulse helped me out a lot too. I wouldn't have touched the Epi but my test levels were in the chitter. At 26, you got all the juice to be whatever you want in the gym amigo!
04-18-2008, 07:16 PM
04-19-2008, 02:11 AM
thats cool guys, ya i was doing pretty good toward the end of 06, but got a GF and frankly just all around took it for granted and quit progressing, when i show this pic to people now, they dont even beleive its me, thats how bad i currently look, +60 pounds
I really want to take this far though, i miss the lifestyle so much.
04-19-2008, 10:57 AM
By the way Easy, where are you at right now? Any cycles? Progess to report? Your picture progression is pretty damn impressive.
04-19-2008, 11:00 AM
I'm probably at around 14%ish, at 186ish. probably put up some pics tomorrow. Waist either at belly button or pants hasn't changed significantly in the last month, but the fat between them has still a bit off from abs, but at least now I don't feel bad in a compression shirt anymore Right now i'm runnning methyl masterdrol v2 from LG and liking it a lot as a recomp/leaning agent. definitely helping increase definition, hardness + vascularity
04-19-2008, 12:02 PM
Wow Is 26 too old? I'd have to say no sir! I just got back into it at 28 after some years off. I used to lift when I was younger tho and I just wanna say thank God for muscle memory. you should be good tho I don't even think I would say no to it even if u were 86 i'd just recommend talking to ur doc first.
04-26-2008, 05:34 PM
04-26-2008, 09:14 PM
04-26-2008, 10:22 PM
You got this bro, no sweat. I am 26 and it is DEFINITELY not too old to make awesome changes to your body in the gym. Just do it, you have no excuse!
04-26-2008, 10:28 PM
Im 28 and getting in better shape everyday. Look at the pro's, most of those guys dont hit their stride until there 30's. Can do a lot of great growth at 26.