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Muscle mass over 40 & beyond

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2014/10/23 23:47:06 (permalink)

Muscle mass over 40 & beyond

All those years of training, whether you started in your 20s or 30s. Can you still keep the muscle mass in your 40s and beyond? All natural of course.
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    WhiteSnake
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    Re: Muscle mass over 40 & beyond 2014/10/24 07:45:02 (permalink)
    45 in June and I haven't loss any muscle mass yet. Although that could be cos I never really had that much to start with lol.
    Of course I'm expecting it to occur soon enough. No one beats father time and nothing lasts forever but you just gotta try and be in better shape than your years.
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    huxley
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    Re: Muscle mass over 40 & beyond 2014/11/08 19:18:21 (permalink)
    Started 36 20st, currently 40 15st 3lb and leaner than my avatar shows.
     
    Im all about the gaining, not just the maintaining it's just how committed you are to wanting it.
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    Re: Muscle mass over 40 & beyond 2014/12/12 00:40:21 (permalink)
    At 50, I'm keeping most of my mass and if I keep pushing myself, actually adding some on really good days too
    It's much harder these days but that's only down to energy levels I reckon. The strength is still there, it's just takes a little more effort to maintain.
     
    Joined MT earlier this week and I've only just noticed this sub-forum. Suits an old fart like me just fine
     
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    Re: Muscle mass over 40 & beyond 2014/12/27 14:21:35 (permalink)
    Age is just a number guys. Im 47 now and still going strong.
    I accept im never going to be massive now but you can still look good.
     
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    Re: Muscle mass over 40 & beyond 2015/01/11 19:02:39 (permalink)
    Yes, well into your 50s

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    Blub2abs
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    Re: Muscle mass over 40 & beyond 2015/01/13 14:31:18 (permalink)
    I think a much more important factor in getting/staying big is staying injury-free.  Especially the shoulder/elbow/knee joints - all neighbouring bodyparts really will be up sh1ts creek if they can not be flexed.
     
    Thankfully I've been fortunate enough to find the time and discipline for training since I was 18.  The best investment I ever made in my life. 
     
     
     
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    Re: Muscle mass over 40 & beyond 2015/01/13 14:33:55 (permalink)
    Seem to be still doing ok....so I'll yes you can
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    Re: Muscle mass over 40 & beyond 2015/01/13 14:33:56 (permalink)
    Seem to be still doing ok....so I'll yes you can
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    Re: Muscle mass over 40 & beyond 2015/01/13 18:54:07 (permalink)
    Yeah trying to hold off those little niggles seems to be more common the older you get.
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    Re: Muscle mass over 40 & beyond 2015/02/08 16:01:10 (permalink)
    I will always train because it's my way of keeping fit and it's a hobby.
    Of course we must be realistic and not too delusional as to think our gains will not be too great anymore, but they can be achieved and there is absolutely no question of giving in to age.
    It's just a case of being a little more sensible these days - it's not the muscle which will suffer, it"s the bones which become weaker.
    Then again, I hammer my body like Hell in my sessions and feel great after every session even though there is a risk of impending deathly doom.

    We do this at our age because we are compelled to and it's inbuilt into our fauna in a similar way that a trainspotter is always on the lookout for Engine Shunter #30417.
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    Re: Muscle mass over 40 & beyond 2015/02/17 10:12:52 (permalink)
    I am still making gains at nearly 50, I would say as quick as when I was younger too. I am trying to not stray too far away from 100kg so have to be careful.
     
    Bench PB: 161kg
    Age: 49
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    Re: Muscle mass over 40 & beyond 2015/02/17 17:45:06 (permalink)
    I suppose everyones different, cant see me loosing muscle mass for a long time, keeping lean will be another story.
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    Re: Muscle mass over 40 & beyond 2015/03/18 16:08:52 (permalink)
    You have to be more consistant with food and training but, yes you can still make very good gains.
    I have turned 52 came 2nd at British in October with a lot of people saying I was as good if not my best
    to date, so keep at it.....
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