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new at 40!!! any advice?

hi everyone,...i trained until i was 32 for about 5 yrs and due to moving abroad gave up. i am now back in the uk...18 1/2 stone a real lardy...when i was training i was about 14 st!!!..i want to get back in2 the swing of things..so a few questions if thats ok....1st..being 40 is it possible to still be able to get ''big''....secondly as im now a lardy!! whats the best way to get back in2 training? what kind of routine do u think would be best and 3rd how long til u think it would be ok to start training 'hard' ?..i would like to get back to my old mon teus....thurs fri routine doin 2bodyparts a day. any advice would be really welcome.......niceguy
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    dirtyvest
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    RE: new at 40!!! any advice? 2004/02/24 20:38:11 (permalink)
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    Welcome to MT Mr Niceguy

    Yes you can put on size at 40, maybe not as easily as someone in there 20s but you can do it (check out Knorkops photo's in General a day or 2 ago for inspiration, I'll try and find them)

    As you are now a Lardy (LOL) I would focus on your diet and cardio with a simple well structured weight routine, a simple Push/Pull/Legs routine would do - see FrankieNY mass builder in the routines forum.....

    You can train hard from the start IMHO, just go for slightly higher repitions if uncomfortable and don't try and lift the same weights you could 5 years ago.

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    RE: new at 40!!! any advice? 2004/02/24 20:39:23 (permalink)
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    http://www.muscletalk.co.uk/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=72788

    Knorkop's photos
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    niceguy2702
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    RE: new at 40!!! any advice? 2004/02/24 20:52:13 (permalink)
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    after seein those pics all i can say is fcukin hell!!!!!!....that is unbeleivable....gd 2 see there is some hope!!!!.....thanks for the replies
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    RE: new at 40!!! any advice? 2004/02/24 21:10:06 (permalink)
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    Niceguy, I'm about your age and there are people here a lot older doing very well, it's no problem really, bear in mind you might need a bit more recovery time than the 20 year olds posting up their routines here lol. I find a 2 day a week weight training routine is enough plus 2 or 3 cardio days but we're all different
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    RE: new at 40!!! any advice? 2004/02/24 21:19:16 (permalink)
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    i was thinking recovery would be a bit longer....as long as i can build shape, with definition..i'll be happy!!!i dont expect to become a monster now, but a bit of shape would be nice....lol
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    RE: new at 40!!! any advice? 2004/02/25 06:02:31 (permalink)
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    Always do cardio in the morning on an empty stomach. You'll build loads of stamina in no-time and burn fat like crazy!
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    RE: new at 40!!! any advice? 2004/02/25 10:38:49 (permalink)
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    Make sure you do squats bench press and deadlifts with free weights. Dont be tempted to use the Smith machine.
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    RE: new at 40!!! any advice? 2004/02/25 12:51:25 (permalink)
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    Go for it! It's never too late and remember 40 is the new 30 and 50 is the new 40, so you have loads of years of training left in you yet. Good Luck with it!
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    RE: new at 40!!! any advice? 2004/02/25 13:36:26 (permalink)
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    thnx for the advice and encouragement ppl...am going to be starting next week now i found a gd local gym.....will keep bugging you all 4 advice too!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    RE: new at 40!!! any advice? 2004/02/25 15:50:29 (permalink)
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    you could always read my beginners sticky at the top of this page that lists a nicely balanced routine. Don't forget the cardio and diet as well as already mentioned.
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    RE: new at 40!!! any advice? 2004/02/25 23:52:21 (permalink)
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    hi,welcome to the club,excelent advice from above posts,i think diet plays a big part in it all,keep us posted on your progress
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    RE: new at 40!!! any advice? 2004/02/26 02:00:24 (permalink)
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    [echo of tyrob]
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