I wanted to get some advice from the over 50 crowd.
My father is looking to get back into fighting shape after years of a rather sedentary lifestyle with poor eating habits. He is former military and in the past has been in excellent shape.
He's always been abnormally strong but after the military he's got some bad discs in his back and poor knees. A childhood injury has ruined one of his shoulders so that it doesn't have full range of motion or power. Despite all of this he looks fantastic for his age, younger then his years and still strong.
He's informed on proper diet and what works for his body.
I'm unsure what exercises or training to recommend him because of his prior injuries.
And while he is dedicated to getting back into a healthy lifestyle, a lack of energy and testosterone are fighting against him every step of the way.
At that age what supplements are best to create an optimal environment to increase lean tissue, help fat removal, and provide energy?
He's not looking at unrealistic goals to suddenly transform into the cover of Muscle and Fitness. But 12-15% bodyfat and a toned body don't seem like impossible goals to me at any age. But I know that after 35 or so that your body begins to fight against those kinds of change.
And I don't want him to get swindled by someone saying to buy X or Y and take X amount.
If you've got advice or recommendations please respond to this post or PM me.