I have read alot of inspiring accounts on T-Nation of you guys still making good progress into your 40’s and 50’s. I have been reading up alot on T-Nation about the various programs EDT, OLAD, Staley, Dan John, Waterbury, etc, but on my slow dial-up connection sometimes it is tedious, at best, to download the various articles - so I would like to ask those of you in the 45-55 year bracket which program you might suggest - that you personally have experienced good results with - for hypertrophy. Either in your own words or provide links or articles you suggest.
That is not to say I don’t also want to be strong, but I am not interested in entering any PL, OL or StrongMan contests - just want to put more muscle on.
I am 50, 6’2", 215# with 40" waist (around the belly button) - obviously need to lose the middle and increase muscle mass with BW of around 225# or so. I have worked with weights since my early 20’s and I have been 'round the block so to speak; from HIT to Hardgainer routines - I have tried them all with varying degrees of success.
I focus my routines around squats, DL’s, MP’s, Chins, etc. No BB, bodyparts junk. I have to work (read eat alot) very very hard to keep weight on as I have a fast metabolism and have a tendency to over-do it even though I know better! (I weighed 154# when I first started lifting and have gotten up to a high of 240# many years ago.)
My extra-curricular activity (note the singular) is care-taking my 1.5 acres “estate” - and I walk around 5-10 miles at least 2 times per week as part of my job.
I have a nice home gym with power rack, oly bars and even a few kettlebells.
I thank you in advance for your suggestions!