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Re: Over 40's - Are you still working towards goals? 2017/02/26 03:55:43 (permalink)
I'm 52 and my goals this year are to achieve a 650 PL score of DL 250kg, Squat 200kg and Bench 150kg. I'm about 20-30kg off them all right now so it's certainly achievable and those would all be PBs as I only started strength training about 5 years ago.
 
My other big goal for this year is to lose some weight. I'm stuck around 130kg right now (6'3" height) - and a lot of that is fat. And a lot of that is round the belly. I figure I could lose at least 10kg of fat and still have the same amount of muscle (if I did it properly).
 
Honestly, the goal-driven nature of strength-training is really what keeps me going at it 4+ times each week. Let's face it, it's a pretty boring choice of activity (well, I think it is) but I like ticking off my reps and sets in my workout journal and tracing my progress on an excel sheet!
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Re: Over 40's - Are you still working towards goals? 2017/04/11 14:42:54 (permalink)
I do have strength goals. I have only been lifting for four years, so I may be 45 in chronological age, but I am young training-wise.
 
I just clean & pressed (strict!) 220 lbs (100 kilos) and snatch-grip Deadlifted 475 (215 k) last Saturday, wrapping up my last training cycle. I stand 1.85 m and weigh 118 kilos; I have always aimed at strength goals only. Since I quickly put on a lot of muscle early on in my training, I never really worried about how big my arms were nor anything about my looks. I just keep training to improve my numbers. I am still noticing some new muscle from my arms & shoulders to my thighs, glutes and back (everywhere!), but this is collateral (I mostly do singles, doubles and triples in training).
 
I am very fond of the clean & press and the deadlift; they are my two main lifts. After setting a new PB in the snatch-grip variant, I am now turning back to conventional pulling with a set goal of exceeding 550 lbs (250 k). As for the press, since I am already power cleaning 100 kilos effortlessly, I would be foolish not to push my press to 110 k!
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Stats.: 1.85 m, 117 kg
Short-term goals: Deadlift 250+kg; Clean & strict Press 100+kg
Longer-term goals: Deadlift 300 kg; Push Press 140 kg
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Re: Over 40's - Are you still working towards goals? 2017/04/12 09:06:26 (permalink)
I am 51 now and have been working towards a specific goal for the last 30 months.
 
To drop bodyfat (starting weight 119kg) and become competitive in the world of masters bodybuilding.
 
I have just achieved this on 8th April with a 3rd place and invite to the IBFA British finals (Masters over 50)
 
I started a thread yesterday here:https://www.muscletalk.co...-a-while-m5489986.aspx

Age is just a number, not a barrier or excuse.
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Re: Over 40's - Are you still working towards goals? 2017/04/14 12:11:24 (permalink)
It had better be possible. I've just started training in March aged 46 and I've boasted that by the end of May I'll be fitter and stronger than when I was 25! 
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Re: Over 40's - Are you still working towards goals? 2017/04/14 12:49:35 (permalink)
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It had better be possible. I've just started training in March aged 46 and I've boasted that by the end of May I'll be fitter and stronger than when I was 25! 


Anything is possible with the right application and dedication 👍

Age is just a number, not a barrier or excuse.
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Re: Over 40's - Are you still working towards goals? 2017/04/19 12:29:19 (permalink)
strength can continue to grow into middle age.
 
 
2 years ago in first PL comp, aged 41, i benched a tough 182.5kg at around 104kg on the comp day.
3 week ago pressed 195kg pretty easily, just missing 207.5kg easily 10kg lighter on day.
this was also a GPC british open-age record under 90kg (207.5kg would have been all-time, all-fed record)
 
i've also taken my squat and deadlift from mid 200's to over 300kg for both in that time frame.
 
look at masters lifters like ricky goodyear, joe ladnier - putting up huge totals into their late 40's, early 50's
back in the 80's fred hatfield set the squat all time record (any weight class, any age) with 1014lbs at only 255lbs bw aged 45.
 
 
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