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Re: Over 40's - Are you still working towards goals? 2017/02/26 03:55:43 (permalink)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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! 
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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)
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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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Re: Over 40's - Are you still working towards goals? 2017/08/26 07:16:49 (permalink)
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Having turned 50 it was time for me to face reality.
 
 
Reality 1. My body was done. It was broken & so stupidly out of shape & in constant pain. I needed to change.
Reality 2. It was time to face reality 1
Reality 3. I felt as though I was going to be dead within 2 years
Reality 4. My weight had ballooned to just over 190kg
Reality 5. It was time to set a new goal. That goal was to choose life over death.
Reality 6. My best mate happens to be an ex Mr Universe. He had moved over seas & started his own gym. Whats my excuse?
Reality 7. It was time to reach out.
Reality 8. Eight months later I am just over 45kg lighter. I will have soon lost 50kg.
Reality 9. It has been hell at times but I have reached half way. 
Reality 10. I want to live. There is no turning back now.
 
My new goal is to loose 90kg 
My goal is to ride fast motorbikes again - Fast
My goal is to see this journey through & thank the man who convinced me to save my own life.
I am now living in Bangkok close to his gym. I train daily & I follow a diet plan. We all have our reasons for getting out of shape but in the end the excuses for doing nothing to rectify the situation no longer makes sense. Goals are important. 
 
As this is my first post I hope to meet some good people in here. 
 
Zeb
 
 
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Re: Over 40's - Are you still working towards goals? 2017/08/26 08:29:02 (permalink)
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54 n still chasing that elusive 1st Olympia title 🏅🤙🏿
post edited by silent rep - 2017/08/26 08:30:13

Fortes Fortuna Adiuvat
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Re: Over 40's - Are you still working towards goals? 2017/08/26 09:08:00 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby Zeb 2017/09/02 05:14:41
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Having turned 50 it was time for me to face reality.
 
 
Reality 1. My body was done. It was broken & so stupidly out of shape & in constant pain. I needed to change.
Reality 2. It was time to face reality 1
Reality 3. I felt as though I was going to be dead within 2 years
Reality 4. My weight had ballooned to just over 190kg
Reality 5. It was time to set a new goal. That goal was to choose life over death.
Reality 6. My best mate happens to be an ex Mr Universe. He had moved over seas & started his own gym. Whats my excuse?
Reality 7. It was time to reach out.
Reality 8. Eight months later I am just over 45kg lighter. I will have soon lost 50kg.
Reality 9. It has been hell at times but I have reached half way. 
Reality 10. I want to live. There is no turning back now.
 
My new goal is to loose 90kg 
My goal is to ride fast motorbikes again - Fast
My goal is to see this journey through & thank the man who convinced me to save my own life.
I am now living in Bangkok close to his gym. I train daily & I follow a diet plan. We all have our reasons for getting out of shape but in the end the excuses for doing nothing to rectify the situation no longer makes sense. Goals are important. 
 
As this is my first post I hope to meet some good people in here. 
 
Zeb
 

Hi Zeb
It looks like you're making great progress already mate. Losing 45kg in eight months is some going and as your best mate "just happens to be" an ex-Mr. Universe, well you've certainly got the right trainer haven't you? Couple that with a good diet plan and you're on the right track buddy. Good luck
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Re: Over 40's - Are you still working towards goals? 2017/08/26 09:09:23 (permalink)
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54 n still chasing that elusive 1st Olympia title 🏅🤙🏿

There's no substitute for positivity mate. Though 'realistic' may be a better word tbh.
 
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Re: Over 40's - Are you still working towards goals? 2017/09/02 05:20:21 (permalink)
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Thanks guys. Stagnated for a while now so we have changed the diet. I am doing Keto again. So its back to no cheat meal on a Sunday. That kinda sucks... :)
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Re: Over 40's - Are you still working towards goals? 2017/09/28 10:53:55 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby chorleylad 2017/09/28 15:26:22
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Hi guys.
Well I am still in Bangkok & still in the gym daily. My 1st goal was to loose 20kg - Smahed it - 30kg - Smashed it - 40kg Smashed it errr 50kg??? Well only 1.6kg to go! Within 10 months I am confident I will have lost 50kg.
Yes. For all those who are "thinking about loosing weight" gyms are the place for you to get support & advice. Gym people know all about commitment & discipline. Let their positivism rub off on you.
If anyone wants to come over to Thailand for a training holiday let me know. I will help you get very cost effective accommodation right near the best gym in Asia. 50kg here I come!
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Re: Over 40's - Are you still working towards goals? 2017/09/28 12:02:29 (permalink)
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Cheers pal but there's a gym at top of my street. Cheaper than travelling to Thailand.
Well done on your progress, doing really good there!☺
post edited by Floydy. - 2017/09/28 16:44:44
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Re: Over 40's - Are you still working towards goals? 2017/09/28 15:27:58 (permalink)
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Zeb
Hi guys.
Well I am still in Bangkok & still in the gym daily. My 1st goal was to loose 20kg - Smahed it - 30kg - Smashed it - 40kg Smashed it errr 50kg??? Well only 1.6kg to go! Within 10 months I am confident I will have lost 50kg.
Yes. For all those who are "thinking about loosing weight" gyms are the place for you to get support & advice. Gym people know all about commitment & discipline. Let their positivism rub off on you.
If anyone wants to come over to Thailand for a training holiday let me know. I will help you get very cost effective accommodation right near the best gym in Asia. 50kg here I come!


Where about in Bangkok do you live mate?
 
I used to live in Sutthisan, but that was before I got well and truly bitten by the iron bug.
 
Big respect for the impressive weight loss.
 
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Re: Over 40's - Are you still working towards goals? 2018/01/18 13:17:46 (permalink)
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At 45 when I started my goals were to just get into shape.
I wanted to lift heavier and heavier, building strength and size.
 
To be honest I have a way to go, but I am in the best shape ever.
I may have been fitter, due to the mountainbiking I was doing in my 20's but body shape wise I am the best ever.
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