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Over 35

Hi guys what’s been going on with you–all. For me its been king of rough. i’m in a mud pool or runt. im not looking for sympathy its not me. i hit the gym hard like the most of you and some.i even injured my self in the process to stay at that level were i was competting. any how know its been on and off due to work,home, 22month old boy–handfull.so help me out if anyone has something good to suggest,if not dont say a dame thing! im wroking on a program that will work for me and changing my diet and supp’s. i brought some reg creatine powder-5,000mg monohydrate, a lot of fruit. supp are multi-vit,bioten,zinc,folic acid, fish oil,wheatgrass,flax seed. to support hormone-17hd(17-halo-methyl-dianadrone),halo-50. any sugges on a good hormone supp that works. will see what the resultes will be along with training.AT 42 IM JUST BEGINING CHAPS.SO LETS DI THIS.

Welcome to T-Nation. I think life begins at 40 - but then again I am a little baised.

Good to have you with us.Put on your belt,chalk your hands and TRAIN HARD!Best of training to you.Jimmy T

Welcome Boxalarm

welcome to the site, train hard, lift heavy and show the little ones how to do it, at 40 we are just starting, well 45

You are still a kid at 42.

Hell, life begins at 50 and don’t you forget it. Keep in mind you can train hard, build strength, muscle, and power even as old as I am. You just gotta use your brain for something other than a safe deposit box for porn.

Welcome aboard and now get to work.

[quote]boxalarm wrote:
hey guys im new to this site. its pretty cool and there’s a lot of good topic’s. im 42 going strong. i have to be. looking forward to learning and improving my lifting and health.[/quote]

i’ll be 39 in january… and i’m the best shape of my life… isn’t funny how some of us REALLY DO GET BETTER WITH AGE? 40 HERE I COME!

[quote]Senseial wrote:

You are still a kid at 42.

Hell, life begins at 50 and don’t you forget it. Keep in mind you can train hard, build strength, muscle, and power even as old as I am. You just gotta use your brain for something other than a safe deposit box for porn. SWEET! ON THE MONEY PALLY

Welcome aboard and now get to work.
boxalarm wrote:
hey guys im new to this site. its pretty cool and there’s a lot of good topic’s. im 42 going strong. i have to be. looking forward to learning and improving my lifting and health.

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I was 42 once, I think.

At the age of 42 you have plenty of years of lifting still ahead of you.

Great to have you here.

Zeb

I just turned 44. Thanks for the encouragement.

I hit 41 next week and I’m still kicking. I laugh at some of the guys I see in the gym tryign to figure out what else they can do for biceps (since they’ve walked around and curled every bar, DB & cable in the place…) and am just dying to tell them I’ve probably been lifting longer than they’ve been alive…

I’m still having trouble getting my parents on the EAT MORE PROTEIN wagon, but they may in fact be in better cardiovascular shape than I am – they are 65 & 67 yrs old, walk 5 miles/day in any weather (they live in N. Minnesota), do pilates & step aerobics at least 3x/week and sort of do some resistance training. I’m workign on them for more weight lifting too, but anything that looks like traditional “bodybuilding” sort of freaks them out. But they do get the whole “never too old” thing and its fantastic. I personally don’t think they look older than 50 and they definitely dont’ have a stodgy “old people” attitude about life.

hi boxalarm,

I’ll be 43 in a couple of months. I’ve been lifting weights and watching my diet seriously staring at age 39, after a bit of a mid-life awakening. All I can say is that this was the beginning of a huge change for me, and it can be for you, too. I’m now the best shape that I’ve ever been in my life. I recently completed my first major milestone – being able to benchpress my weight and deadlift twice my weight. It took a while to get there, but it was worth the wait.

My advice to you is to read all you can about lifting and nutrition and to do your best to follow a good plan. This site is an excellent resource, and there are many others. Some good reference books that I’d recommend:

  • The Testosterone Advanatage Plan (by Lou Schuler and others)
  • The Book of Muscle (also by Lou, and Ian King)
  • The Zone (by Barry Sears)
  • Protein Power (by Eades)

cruncher


I have lurked around here for awhile but new to posting. I’ll be 43 in December. Besides weight training, I play golf, water ski, run, and still chase my wife on a daily basis :] I think attitude is # 1. A good weight training program, some cardio activity, and clean eating will keep you going for years to come. What better example than Jack Lalanne? He’s in his 90’s now and the epitome of healthy living. You have definitely found the right website. Welcome aboard and lift for life!

&(#&)@#)#*$ I posted with Namaste - my wife’s profile!! She always forgets to sign out. Definitely new to the posting… Oh well, welcome aboard again and Jack is the MAN!!

Again, thanks guy’s for havin me a board. I like powerlifting but, I think that i’m going to mix it up a bit. Iv’e been powerlifting for about 4-5 yr’s done some meets. Im thinking bodybuilding too. At 42 it’s a little more challanging. I look ok feel ok. But i want to feel a lot better.

My eating need a make over. It at night or after 9pm that @#@##@%#%#% me up.Also i have a sweet tooth at 2am.Any how. I cant seem to find a solid program. theres so many! i write one down.try it out for a 3to 4 weeks and re-write the plan because it feels like its not enough. I eat ok and supp with pro-hormone. ie halo-50, methyl 1-p. and for now 17HD(17-HALO-METHYL-DIANADRONE).

Drink lots of water and rest. maybe i get too frusterated. but man hearing you guys at 40 and above keep me positive. any solid suggestion let me know!!! boxalarm.

[quote]boxalarm wrote:
hey guys im new to this site. its pretty cool and there’s a lot of good topic’s. im 42 going strong. i have to be. looking forward to learning and improving my lifting and health.[/quote]
welcome and don’t get caught up in all this hrt horsecrap…just eat right and take vitamins and bcaa’s…i dont understand how some of these guys can take hrt…do they realize it is something you have to take all the time
do you want to have to tell your wife oh honey did you pack my needles and my testosterone…or having to make sure your kids dont see you injecting something in yourself…your better off on just trying to do the best you can for natural levels…let nature take its toll dont be a slave to the needle…stick to hardcore solid training like i have been off and on for the last 17 years in my basement in
third world suppressed massachusetts…no fancy machines just bare steel bars and plates…

And don’t take synthroid if your thyroid is hypoactive. And God forbid if a diabetic takes his insulin. All they should do is let nature take its course, go into their basements and lift weights like the above nut case suggests. Ignorance is alive and well on the east coast.

LOL - let nature take its toll.

Oh, but train hard, take vitamins and bcaa’s to stop nature taking its toll. Did you know you have to take bcaa’s and vitamins for life?

Stay in your basement mate or at least learn a bit about this site and the people on it before providing ignorant comments.

[quote]david.civil wrote:
boxalarm wrote:
hey guys im new to this site. its pretty cool and there’s a lot of good topic’s. im 42 going strong. i have to be. looking forward to learning and improving my lifting and health.
welcome and don’t get caught up in all this hrt horsecrap…just eat right and take vitamins and bcaa’s…i dont understand how some of these guys can take hrt…do they realize it is something you have to take all the time
do you want to have to tell your wife oh honey did you pack my needles and my testosterone…or having to make sure your kids dont see you injecting something in yourself…your better off on just trying to do the best you can for natural levels…let nature take its toll dont be a slave to the needle…stick to hardcore solid training like i have been off and on for the last 17 years in my basement in
third world suppressed massachusetts…no fancy machines just bare steel bars and plates…

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[quote]swerven wrote:
LOL - let nature take its toll.

Oh, but train hard, take vitamins and bcaa’s to stop nature taking its toll. Did you know you have to take bcaa’s and vitamins for life?

Stay in your basement mate or at least learn a bit about this site and the people on it before providing ignorant comments.

david.civil wrote:
boxalarm wrote:
hey guys im new to this site. its pretty cool and there’s a lot of good topic’s. im 42 going strong. i have to be. looking forward to learning and improving my lifting and health.
welcome and don’t get caught up in all this hrt horsecrap…just eat right and take vitamins and bcaa’s…i dont understand how some of these guys can take hrt…do they realize it is something you have to take all the time
do you want to have to tell your wife oh honey did you pack my needles and my testosterone…or having to make sure your kids dont see you injecting something in yourself…your better off on just trying to do the best you can for natural levels…let nature take its toll dont be a slave to the needle…stick to hardcore solid training like i have been off and on for the last 17 years in my basement in
third world suppressed massachusetts…no fancy machines just bare steel bars and plates…

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hey buddy, who are you crocodile dundee,
now go wrestle your crocodile