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    Default I need advice please I'm 46 and trying to become a beast.

    Hello this is my first post on any body building forums , I seem to have hit a wall and with my limited experience need some advice on how to take my body to the next level.

    I'd like to start from the beginning , I will try to make this as short as I can. In January 2016 I was a 44 year old single guy turning 45 in April , Ive always wanted to get in very good shape but made typical excuses for about 20 years, I thought to myself if I was on my deathbed today what would be my number one regret in my life? I figured it would be that I never got in great shape so on January 1st I joined a gym and I told myself this will be the last time I try and workout I will either do this or I will accept failure and regret it for the rest of my life.
    I was very focused , more focused than Ive ever been in my life.
    In 2016 I went to the gym a total of 185 days out of 365 , I lost about 15 lbs and gained muscle, gained enough muscle to were everyone noticed and were asking me what i was eating , were I worked out ect ect.
    Before I go any further I was roughly 6 foot tall and 190 lbs when I started at the beginning , not fat but doughy.

    In 2016 I was eating about 2k calories and this is what I did for my workout. All machines no free weights.

    Arm Curls. My max curls were 200 lbs using two arms so what I did was I would sit down at the machine and start with 170lbs and lift till I couldnt lift anymore then I would immediatly drop the pin to 150lbs until exhaustion then drop to 140 then drop to 120. Take a minute break then reset the pin to 150 then cycle 150-130-110-90.

    Bench Press my max press was 240 So I would start at 200 and like my arm cycle I would go 200-180-160-140 all to exhaustion. take a min break then start at 180-160-140-120.

    Thats what I did two sets for my arms and chest.
    After about 6 months I seemed to stop making gains so I switched to three sets on my arms and chest.

    Ok so now its 2017 I go to the gym every single day , my strength has increased and now Im consuming about 3k calories a day , I weigh about 200 lbs , I consume about 220 grams of protein.
    Instead of doing 3 sets on my srms and 3 sets on my chest I now have Chest and back day and arms and shoulder day.

    Every other day I do 10-12 sets on my chest starting at 220-200-180-160 , 200-180-160-140 , 180-160-140-120 , 170-150-130-110 , 170-150-130-110, 160-140-120-100 , 160-140-120-100 , 140-120-100-80 , 140-120-100-80 , 140-120-100-80 . I do all sets until exhaustion.

    Arms are similar doing 10-12 sets with 4 different weights until exhaustion.

    I'm not sure if I'm overworking my body or underworking my body , I go to the gym everyday , I'm patient but I want to make sure I get results , its been a year and 9 months since I began and as I continue this I want to make sure I'm eating correctly , and maximizing my workouts.
    I want to be a great example to my son , I want to motivate people , I will do whatever it is I have to to reach my goal and I appreciate all the advice in advance , thank you.

    My goal is not to be ripped , my goal is to be very large with a very large muscular body.

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    thats a terrible training routine
    why dont you work your whole body?

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    choose a proven program that fits your goals
    train consistently for at least a year, then re-evaluate

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    Quote Originally Posted by 46andfocused View Post
    All machines no free weights.
    Hey Man - You will never get strong with machines. Do yourself a huge favor and read "Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training, 3rd Edition" by Mark Rippetoe. It looks like you and I are almost the exact same age (I was born in June of 1971)... I read "Starting Strength" for the first time about three years ago, and it drastically changed my life for the better. I'm stronger, bigger, and healthier than I've ever been.

    Quote Originally Posted by 46andfocused View Post
    my goal is to be very large with a very large muscular body.
    Again, machines will never get you to this goal. Barbell strength training, using linear progression, will.

 

 

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