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Weight Training Over 50


#1

Hello, I have been a serious lifter since I was 30ish.When I turned 45 I have noticed that I am having a very hard time staying fit. I am now 51 and my lifts are weak and I don’t have that drive like I did back then any longer. This is very depressing but I will not go down without a fight.

Can you give me some guidance whether it supplements or routine?

Regards
Ben


#2

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#3

i am fifty. and i know what you are experiencing. i had to get smarter about working out.
what has worked for me is that i can’t go back to back days super hard workout.
i can lift 4 days per week. of those days, i can do 3 decent workouts, and one very hard (for me, anyway) workout.
i also pay MUCH more attention to flexibility and rolling out.
i do at least a few minutes of this every day.
my body is also more sensitive to food.
i cant eat like crap and max out in the gym
have to eat relatively cleanly.
also on heavy days, i need to avoid food 2 1/2- 3 hours before lifting.

it was tough for me to realise that the glory days were over, but, once i adapted to what my body was letting me do, i can still throw around some heavy weights- just as much as before, just not as often as before


#4

What does your program consist of?