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    Cool 48yrs old and back in gym

    Hi everybody I look forward to everybodys advice and suggestions! i hurt my back twenty yrs ago now back in the game my goal is to gain muscle. on a tight budget any advice on supps and diet and also tips on getting back would be greatly appreciated. ive lost thirty pounds now muscle time

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenc View Post
    Hi everybody I look forward to everybodys advice and suggestions! i hurt my back twenty yrs ago now back in the game my goal is to gain muscle. on a tight budget any advice on supps and diet and also tips on getting back would be greatly appreciated. ive lost thirty pounds now muscle time
    Welcome back to lifting kenc. I stopped lifting with any regularity about 10 years ago and started back about 3 years ago and to my surprise I've made some decent progress. I'm also 48 and recovering from a shoulder injury.

    Hopefully it's okay to link other sites on here as I found this article to be beneficial in helping me come up with a solid routine.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jason-..._b_968675.html

    Nothing there on diet or supplements though. Personally I just try to eat decent and throw in some protein shakes when I'm not near food as my goals are just staying fit and strong and trying to keep up with my teenage boys as long as I can.

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    My 2 cents...Im 51 and I disagree with all 5 points in that article...
    I Squat and deadlift as heavy as I can.
    Squat 2 times a week.
    I press 2 times a week.
    I use all kinds of low rep training
    Over the last year I have greatly reduced my warmups and have seen no ill effects.

    All this after having a stroke 3 years ago at 280 lbs, losing 110 lbs in 5 1/2 months, THEN taking up weight training after no physical activity in over 20 years.......

    Like I said....jus my 2 cents
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    Quote Originally Posted by moeheep View Post
    My 2 cents...Im 51 and I disagree with all 5 points in that article...
    I Squat and deadlift as heavy as I can.
    Squat 2 times a week.
    I press 2 times a week.
    I use all kinds of low rep training
    Over the last year I have greatly reduced my warmups and have seen no ill effects.

    All this after having a stroke 3 years ago at 280 lbs, losing 110 lbs in 5 1/2 months, THEN taking up weight training after no physical activity in over 20 years.......

    Like I said....jus my 2 cents
    That's an awesome story moeheep, very inspiring. I'm sure we will each have to find what works best for us and it sounds like you've found a routine that's working well for you.

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    Thanks alot mcjohn i really appreciate it!

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    awesome moheep very inspiring ,you totally motivated me keep up good work!

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    Have to agree with Moe on this one. That article was apparently written by a man who is ready to accept retirement to the pasture.
    You are not too old to pack on some strength AND size Ken. I started lifting at 46 (I'm now 49). You can see where my lifts are presently in my signature.

    Good luck and smash on!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenc View Post
    Hi everybody I look forward to everybodys advice and suggestions! i hurt my back twenty yrs ago now back in the game my goal is to gain muscle. on a tight budget any advice on supps and diet and also tips on getting back would be greatly appreciated. ive lost thirty pounds now muscle time
    Had a lamonectomy, discectomy and hernia repair in 1996. didn't do squat, literally. In 2007 doc told me lose weight or go on meds. Started out with body weight training. Kids bought me an adjustable dumbbell set and bench for Christmas that year. I then trained dumbbells and body weight throughout 2008. BTW, lost 35 lbs in 12-14 weeks and avoided the meds. During this process, discovered I had an extra pancreatic duct and non-alcoholic fatty liver, both giving reason to become diet conscious. November 2008 purchased my first Squat rack and bar and weights, only to have another hernia repair a few weeks later (Thanksgiving week). January 2010, I began training with an empty barbell. Flash forward. I will will be competing in my first Powerlifting competition on Saturday, at the young age of 50.5 years old. Never too old to start, just too old not to start.
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    thanks bamazav reading your story inspired me thanks!

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    thank you kd5nfw very inspirational thanks you said what i needed to hear!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by moeheep View Post
    My 2 cents...Im 51 and I disagree with all 5 points in that article...
    I Squat and deadlift as heavy as I can.
    Squat 2 times a week.
    I press 2 times a week.
    I use all kinds of low rep training
    Over the last year I have greatly reduced my warmups and have seen no ill effects.

    All this after having a stroke 3 years ago at 280 lbs, losing 110 lbs in 5 1/2 months, THEN taking up weight training after no physical activity in over 20 years.......

    Like I said....jus my 2 cents
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