I am 56 year old, 6’1" tall, and weigh 250lbs. Most of that weight is in my upper half of body, and skinny legs. About 6 months ago I had my test tested by my family doctor, as around here there is no “age clinic” and besides, my insurance won’t cover it.
I work at a YMCA, and swim as much as I can, but no weight lifting. I also practice a little Martial Arts, as this was my lively hood until a few years ago.
Ok, now my test was 419, and that is a little less then half of “normal” the doctor won’t do anything as for my age he says it’s normal for me.
My diet isn’t the best, as I live alone, and I know that is part of my problem/problems, as I am tired all the time, seem to be putting on more weight as I go, and so on. My question is is there anything out there that I can buy(supplementation) that will help with some weight loss and help me build muscle, as I am going to start do some lifting.
I have to do this in my apartment, so what is the best way to go there to?? Thanks and feel free to comment as I’m sure I didn’t explain my situation fully. Thanks
Sounds like you have everything you’ll need to reach your goals at your disposal already. It’s been years since I’ve stepped foot in a Y, but surely there’s a weight room and a cardio area. Diet will be an important key, waayy too much to go into in a single post though.
Check out the supplements and nutrition forum for help there. You didn’t specifically say you wanted to get bigger legs only that they’re small. If you’re looking to put on size in your lower torso, do squats and deadlifts. Squats of all sorts, stiff leg dead lifts are great. Check out our logs and see what we do for legs. Eat clean with lots of quality protein.
By clean I mean ya gotta cut out simple sugars, most anything with refined white sugar, white flour. Well, start reading, I’m not big on supplements for loosing weight, hard work and a good diet will get you there. Best of luck and welcome!
Thanks for the reply.
I want to put size on my legs. I should explain my situation a little better. 4 years ago I went through a pretty bad surgery. It almost killed me and during recovery I pretty much melted away. I had a bigger natural build from good genes.
With a year of lay off and medication I ballooned up, but odd enough it was all in the upper torso. I still have to watch what I do, but is it possible at my age to put on size, and could I do that in my apartment without some help from supplements? Thanks again