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Over 40s training

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2008/05/16 14:36:22 (permalink)

Over 40s training

Hi all, im 44 and want to get back into training.


Well when i say get back into, ive outa training for about 10 yrs!!!!

I'm overweight 15 stone, and outa shape.

1st question, can a 44yr old make good muscle gains?

2nd, Cardio 1st or into the weights and cardio?

Very limited with time as a single dad, But can squeeze in an hour 4 x's a week, but not in mornings, only afternoons!

Any advice appreciated, treat me as a newbie, lol

Cheers guys!
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    andyb
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    RE: Over 40s training 2008/05/16 15:20:11 (permalink)
    1st question, can a 44yr old make good muscle gains?


    Absolutely, this might give you some inspiration -

    http://www.ronniewatt.com/begin.asp


    2nd, Cardio 1st or into the weights and cardio?


    I would include both, start off with cardio on non-weights days. Have a look at the beginners articles on here, and the routines forum.

    Good luck mate, and welcome to MT
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    RE: Over 40s training 2008/05/17 11:05:51 (permalink)
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    RE: Over 40s training 2008/05/17 13:37:37 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: andyb

    1st question, can a 44yr old make good muscle gains?


    Absolutely, this might give you some inspiration -

    http://www.ronniewatt.com/begin.asp


    2nd, Cardio 1st or into the weights and cardio?


    I would include both, start off with cardio on non-weights days. Have a look at the beginners articles on here, and the routines forum.

    Good luck mate, and welcome to MT


    Was this natural?
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    RE: Over 40s training 2008/05/17 14:36:37 (permalink)
    I'm not in Knorkopps class but please feel free to read my journal mate.
    I've been back in training for almost a year now after 15 years away and was in very poor shape when I started.
    I'm coming up for 42.
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    SAMfitness
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    RE: Over 40s training 2008/05/19 12:06:05 (permalink)
    Hi,

    Still plenty of Testosterone left in the old bod at 44 or 45!

    Go for it young 'un

    Combine weights and cardio, do plenty of research in the Beginners and Nutrition sections and enjoy - good luck.
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    RE: Over 40s training 2008/05/19 12:11:10 (permalink)
    Well done for getting back into training!
    Enjoy your gains as you start, and yes, 40 years olds can be in great shape!

    "Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true."
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    RE: Over 40s training 2008/05/25 14:49:19 (permalink)
    Thanks for the replies lads!

    Would it be best to hit the cardio only, to get rid of the excess weight, then concentrate on the weights?

    Looking at 4 days a week, 30 mins cardio, run /walk on treadmill and also cross trainer.

    Or would there be a greater weight loss combining the cardio with the weoights?

    Cheers
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    RE: Over 40s training 2008/05/25 19:48:31 (permalink)
    I started bodybuilding at 43.
    At 59 I have much more muscle that I had at 40 and somewhat less fat.
    I would suggest that if more muscle is what you want train for muscle now then get rid of the fat once you have made some muscle gains.
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