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Old Man Gains?


#1

As a weak college kid (5' 8" 175), who's seen some celebrities blow up like Dr. Dre and busta rhymes

I was wondering if there's hope for me yet as I grow older.


#2

Nope. You're screwed. Might as well fucking quit.


#3

I'm 44 and I went from 12.5" arms to 16 3/8" arms, gained 50 lbs. in the process.

The limitation on being older though is you can't go crazy when bulking, if you eat a lot of pizza buffets and gain too much fat during a bulk, you can screw with your cholesterol and blood pressure.

I did this and decided to knock some weight off, I lost 37 lbs. this year and look a lot leaner and feel better than when I was at 207 lbs.

I also realized, I'm not trying to be a bodybuilder by a long shot, I'm just trying to build strength and conditioning while maintaining good cardiovascular health.

Since you're younger, your goals will likely be very different.


#4

You're in college and you're wondering if you can be strong?

Don't they have athletes where you go to school?


#5

Dorian Yates didnt start lifting until he was in his 20's I think. He did alright by T-Nation standards, I think.


#6

Dude, presuming you don't have a significant physical handicap, there's no reason for you to even be considering this kind of defeatist mindset.

Go check out the Over-35 Lifter forum and you'll see plenty of guy's making consistent, badass progress while being full-time workers, bosses, husbands, parents, and grandparents.

You want more relatable goals? Find holymacaroni, hungry4more, or Alpha's post history and check their progress. I think they're all out of college and serving in the military while being in genuine beast-mode.

Out of curiosity, what are some of your current best lifts?


#7

Alpha is a freak. That physique is enviable. Makes me sick. :slightly_smiling: