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2011/03/27 20:29:16 (permalink)
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44 yr old newbie-where to start

Hi everyone,as the title says i'm 44 yrs old male and looking for some advice on where to start and what to expect any help would be most appreciated,i'll try to give as much info about myself as possible and what i.hoping to achieve,so here goes...
5'11  15st  frame size i'd say well built but not huge,body fat 31%  lean tissue 34% most of my weight is belly fat the rest of my body is quite lean my arms are quite small muscle wise in relation to the rest of my body. oh' and lets not forget my man boobs visible but not massive.I drive for a living so i'm quite sedentary for most of the day,but i go runnning a couple of times a week 2.5 -3.5 miles a time.My diet is usually porridge/muesli for breakfast,tuna salad sandwich on wholemeal for lunch, with chicken/fish with veg/jacket potato for my evening meal.It hasnt always been this sort of food though hence the belly,basically i've been eating too much c***p and boozing too much for years,now i've kicked the booze and lost nearly 2 stone i'm looking to get myself into a decent shape,i'm not looking to train for competitions or anything i just want to lose my belly and get some definition.So if anyone can help on where to start,and what sort of progress i should be looking to make,i would be very grateful,
 
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    dvdman69
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    Re:44 yr old newbie-where to start 2011/03/28 13:04:43 (permalink)
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    Hiya, Best way to start is some AM un-fuelled cardio, keep your heart rate moderate, so as to try and not go catabolic, Avoid carbs after 4ish if you can and simple carbs totally if at all possible. Train weights later, try some high rep with medium weights to help burn some more fat. 

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    Re:44 yr old newbie-where to start 2011/03/28 16:19:00 (permalink)
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    Hi dvdman69,  thanks for taking the time to reply,and for your advice,now i,ve got some idea where to start i can hopefully push on from here.
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    Re:44 yr old newbie-where to start 2011/03/28 16:50:28 (permalink)
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    Welcome to MT PL26!
     
    Both Diet and Routine section are a good place to start posting to get feedback on both.
     
    Have a read through, most questions will have an answer somewhere
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    Re:44 yr old newbie-where to start 2011/03/28 17:29:50 (permalink)
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    cheers mate,i,ll have a good look through them this evening.
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    Re:44 yr old newbie-where to start 2011/03/31 20:43:49 (permalink)
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    No probs mate, i started at 40, its worked for me, now 8 years later I'm kinda happy with the results, can never be fully happy tho' 

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    Re:44 yr old newbie-where to start 2011/04/08 19:09:22 (permalink)
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    I can confirm that dvdman has made some major gains over the age of 40.
    He is also abnormally strong and used to break cables at my gym with too much regularity.
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    Re:44 yr old newbie-where to start 2011/06/07 07:11:05 (permalink)
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    I'm new to this place, but been a gym user and occasional runner for a while. 46 in 2 weeks time. My problem isn't so much age though, as ... other things...
     
    I'm trying to get more serious about it now, and hope my avatar pic can count as a "before" picture, at some point
     
    Anyhoo, All I wanted to point out really, is that one of the key points is MENTAL strength. Being in the right place ... committed, but without getting SO obsessed and impatient, that you can't think right. Looking around at different options, testing and trying them out, keeping what works and moving on from what doesn't. Going at a certain pace, but not so fast that you never consolidate your gains, or your learnings. Listening to other people's experience and expertise, but not seeing one person, or one routine, or one supplement, as a "silver bullet" solution. What will work for some people will not work as well for others. Everyone needs to explore and build their own way.
     
    Good Luck - how's it going now ?
     

    post edited by DavidofAscot - 2011/06/07 07:13:20
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