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    Default nearly 50 and need a work out routine

    Hi all, I have just started back at the gym and was wondering if anyone had any advice on which workout plan to follow. I'm 48 and would like to build a bit more muscle along with strength

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    You can not go wrong with either Starting Strength or Stronglifts 5x5.
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    My dad is 53 and lifts with me. As long as your healthy and don't have any reasons that would restrict moment or certain exercises just go in there and pick one body part a day and 4 lifts for the day. For each lift aim for 4 sets 8 to 10 reps. Up the weight each set. Don't over complicate things. The hardest part is getting back in there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crimpy66 View Post
    Hi all, I have just started back at the gym and was wondering if anyone had any advice on which workout plan to follow. I'm 48 and would like to build a bit more muscle along with strength
    If you are going to a gym try talking with one of the workers about a training program designed to fit your needs. Every gym usually has at least one staff member that is helpful.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesWarren View Post
    You can not go wrong with either Starting Strength or Stronglifts 5x5.
    I started with a 5 x 5 routine at over forty and had good success.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCStronger View Post
    I started with a 5 x 5 routine at over forty and had good success.
    I did it at 43 and it has done wonders in my strength gains as well.
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    I work out 6 days a week at 53 using this workout: http://www.muscleandstrength.com/wor...ilding-routine The only changes I made are arms and shoulders on separate days. I take a week off after 8 weeks.
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    I always like the do a 5x5 to get started. It works and you get very quick results. I also suggest that you consider some realistic goals. Be specific then look for the routines you believe will help you reach them. In my case, I wanted to lean out and get stronger. I was always impressed by heavy weight boxer's physiques so I researched some of their training techniques. Particularly the strength training portion. There is tons of information out there for this type of training. Best of all it works and works quickly if you are motivated. Fit your diet to your training and have a great time doing it.
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    I'm in the same age group. As mentioned above, it would probably be a great thing to look into a personal trainer at the gym to push you and get you started on the right path. Regardless of being near 50, if you have the motivation and drive, you will see great results in no time.
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    I agree... Get a personal trainer and have them lay the ground work for you to follow. This will also allow you to commit or report to someone on every fitness event in your life.

    Start a fitness log on here and we'll keep you motivated
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