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Just Starting Weights at 64


#1

Just retired and have no excuses to not try and get into shape. I just started an all body workout every other day. Power walk a few miles on off days. I am 6 foot with a lanky build, except for all of the fat that I have put on over the years. Just started a 1500 cal diet until I loose the fat. I would like to do this for 60 - 90 days to get the body use to the weights, then start some kind of split routine. I have never been athletic or strong. I want to set myself up for a successful adventure! Any thoughts or advice will be appreciated. Thank you. Gary


#2

Welcome aboard!
1500 sounds really low to me. You may have to adjust this.


#3

Great , never too late! I am new to T-Nation as well, but was interested in your post, because my father is around your age and has been doing well with his workouts.


#4

Welcome fresh start, Congrats on retiring. Lots of time to get healthy now. I found a bike was much easier on my knees and I did not get as board compared to walking. If you have a gym close by they can be a lot of fun look for one with guys/gals your age great way to meet new friend that are also looking to improve their health.


#5

Congrats for joining the swole patrol. My best advice is to keep it fun somehow so that you stick with it - it’s a marathon, not a sprint. Avoiding injury is key.