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old guy trying to stay in shape

I'm now 41 and still fit. Although I suffer from my fair share of injuries.
I also have a full time job and two children aged 1 and 3, so I'm a busy man.

I used to train with weights in my teens, but a lot has changed. So I,ve got loads of questions.

When I stopped training with weights I was 19 and a real gym rat. Since then I,ve played many sports and still dabbled with the weights.
I've got more gym equipment than time. This week I,ve played badminton, football and done my martial arts twice. I look after myself, don't drink, smoke eat take away etc.

I would like to lose a bit more fat,maybe 7 pounds.
Is it possible at my age to gain more muscle? i understand I can't train like a teenager any more, I just don't recover as quickly.

I was in a shop today looking at recovery drinks, normally I use PHD 2.1. Anyway the shop owner recommended Testosterone booster due to my age.

What do you think?

Thanks in advance.
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    naththebeast
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    Re:old guy trying to stay in shape 2011/03/27 00:01:33 (permalink)
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    There is no reason why you cant gain muscle so dont worry about that, obviously it wont be as easy as it would be for a 20 year old say, but with some good comittment then you should get along nicely.
    Im not sure on the test booster as never bothered with them myself so will leave that to someone else to advise on.
     
    As for routines and diet then take a look at the articles section in the tip left of the page, loads of great stuff there whatever your goal may be and interesting reads too.



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    doggy
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    Re:old guy trying to stay in shape 2011/03/27 08:04:51 (permalink)
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    thanks. Diet and programmes I'm not too worried about.
     
    I've still got all my old books and loads of protien drinks at home still.
    my diet is pretty clean right now.
    Programmes, I'll keep things really basic untill I build some muscle stamina and endurance. I can't do loads of sets anymore, just don't have the stamina.
    I'll look at your suggestions incase I can pick anything up.
    Thanks again.
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    Al
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    Re:old guy trying to stay in shape 2011/03/27 09:34:22 (permalink)
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    I started bodybuilding for the first time at the age of 43. Since then I have added 3.5 inches to my biceps. It's never too late to add muscle.
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    doggy
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    Re:old guy trying to stay in shape 2011/03/27 09:52:43 (permalink)
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    What did you do to achieve the gains?
    What diet, training and supplements did you use?
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    Re:old guy trying to stay in shape 2011/03/27 23:51:35 (permalink)
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    Most of my gains were a long time ago (I'm 62 now).
    I think you should choose any beginner's routine from this site to start. All my gains have been from free weights. I wasted a lot of time following Nautilus bodybuilding programs which didn't work very well for me.
    I've used lots of supplements but the only ones which seemed to work for me were protein shakes, creatine monohydrate and possibly amino acids.
    I tried steroids when I was 55 for a short time but had to give up quickly because of high blood pressure.
    I'm not big (biceps 16.5 inches) but I just wanted you to know that you can gain muscle at your age.
    Don't overdo things at the start. Build up the weights slowly for a few weeks to avoid injury.
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