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40-Something Looking for Advice on Areas to Focus On


#1

Stats:
Age: early-to-mid 40’s
Size: 5’9", 170 lbs
Background: Never trained or dieted really for aesthetics, and have focused on sports and probably 80% BW training over the last 25+ years. Last couple of years have tried some barbell-based, progressive programs from this site and others. Can BP 275, DL 385, but think I could go higher with more training. Also, my favorites are weighted pull ups, muscle ups, and easier OL variations (hang and power versions only).

Question: what sticks out as areas I should focus on? What’s lagging? I’m not looking at gaining a lot of weight and bulk at my age, but to get leaner, more athletic, and more balanced. How should I be training to get there? I don’t have legs pics, but those have always been my most muscular feature and I’m not looking to get bigger in that area.


#2

You got most guys 30 plus beat, with your build.if you were to replace 10 pounds of fat with 10 pound muscle , you would look , athletic