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Title: 40 and lifting again...
Post by: at home dad on January 28, 2009, 08:45:28 AM
  Okay so I used to work out sporadically since high school. The last time was about 10 years ago. Just when I and everyone I worked with was beginning to see results, I cut back on my work outs and eventually stopped. I know...shame on me. I've always wanted a tone, well defined body that I could be proud of. Month and a half ago my wife got us a deal on a gym membership and suddenly ....it was like a switch was thrown in my head. Now I'm in the gym 4 to 5 days a week. My workout buddy is 15 years younger than me and I'm trying to keep up with his weight. I've hit a wall and am now being reminded through aches and injuries to take it easy at first. I've always said I wanted to be in the best shape of my life when I turned 40. Now I have the time and support to make this a reality.
   I'm enjoying protein shakes twice a day, eating smarter, and moving more around the house. I'm losing fat and gaining muscle although too slow for me and am considering adding creatine to my daily routine. Do I substitute one creatine drink for one protein shake? or keep up with the same shake schedule and simply add my creatine drinks in there with it?


Title: Re: 40 and lifting again...
Post by: Paul on January 28, 2009, 09:41:10 PM
Glad to hear you are enjoying yourself.  No don't substitute creatine for protein.  You can take the creatine with your protein shake.  Make sure you have done a creatine loading phase, if you are taking the form of creatine that requires loading phase.


Title: Re: 40 and lifting again...
Post by: HealthyEating on February 22, 2009, 07:51:47 AM
Weight lifting is a good form of exercise. I saw it in our TV health program that people lifting these "kettle" weights get rid of their backaches & feel a lot better generally. I'm thinking of getting 1 of those.
As we age, we need various forms of exercises to stop us from getting aches & pains.


Title: Re: 40 and lifting again...
Post by: Paul on February 22, 2009, 03:44:15 PM
Yeah, my dad is getting back aches.  Its because he is older and doesn't lift weights.   He doesn't understand that unless you lift weights and build up your strength you will have a weak back that bothers you.  People with strong backs from lifting weights don't have back problems (unless they have an injury or some kind of arthritis problem).


Title: Re: 40 and lifting again...
Post by: heck on March 24, 2009, 12:22:12 AM
at home dad,

Your post is really inspiring. It is good to know that you have ultimately realized the importance of exercising and are motivated to gain those muscles!



Title: Re: 40 and lifting again...
Post by: seepia on March 29, 2009, 05:40:46 AM
Weight lifting is good for healt.
And it is never too late to start!


Title: Re: 40 and lifting again...
Post by: RussCan on April 17, 2009, 03:41:23 AM
A non-athlete needs about 0.8 grams of protein per 2.2 pounds of body weight per day.

An endurance athlete needs about 1.2-1.4 grams of protein per 2.2 pounds of body weight per day.

A strength athlete needs about 1.4-1.8 grams of protein per 2.2 pounds of body weight per day.

Most positive training adaptions occur while sleeping. Adults who get 7-8 hours of sleep are healthier than those who get less than 7 or more than 9.



Title: Re: 40 and lifting again...
Post by: parapejuang on August 24, 2009, 08:06:01 AM
Nice informatin


Title: Re: 40 and lifting again...
Post by: Clive on September 14, 2009, 11:14:48 AM
Wow...thats great and you must be an inspiration to all of us....way to go!


Title: Re: 40 and lifting again...
Post by: Alexander on September 23, 2009, 10:32:37 PM
I admired your courage and determination. You are truly an inspirational and a great encouragement to people who aspire to go to the gym


Title: Re: 40 and lifting again...
Post by: Paul on January 12, 2011, 11:43:45 AM
Haven't heard anything for a while.  A lot of people give up too easily.  :(


Title: Re: 40 and lifting again...
Post by: veler on May 27, 2014, 06:30:47 AM
The post really sounds inspiring, though you should not be blinded by the positive results, remember about your heart, at this age it's a need to check if it works properly, so don't remember to wear heart rate monitor every time you workout ( visit https://www.beetsblu.com/ if interested)