I have retired on Feb 28, 2009 - I am 52 years of age and have committed to getting back into shape. Many say I am too old to be lifting heavy and should be taking it easy at my age.
I have started hitting the gym daily, walking daily, I have upped my protein, dropped my carbs and logging my workouts. I can not do barbells since I have had 5 surgeries to rebuild my right arm after I was ran over by a drunk and that combined with a surgeon butchered me trying to fix a broken wrist. My right radial head has been removed, both wrists have been crushed, my wrist literally breaks every time I twist it as if opening a door knob. I have to wear gloves with wrist wraps - they serve as my wrists.
I am currently pressing on a hammer machine, using free weights - 505lbs… I squat 520lbs, leg press 1100lbs… my focus is getting back into shape and then I will focus on my stomach. This should start around the first of April after 30 days working on getting back in the gym.
I am 5’6 and weigh 225lbs - I turn 53 this coming August and my goal is to have a 6 pack with some quads and pecs to accent it!
I have never read a book that tells me I have to lay down and play dead at 50… you will find me either on a bench press or squat rack!
I hope to find more guys my age that are dedicated to make another run at an older age - someone needs to be there to show the gym weenies the real way to respect others in a gym and that squat racks are not curling areas!!