Muscle Building Over 40 and 50 – What Science States

 

13 Common Mistakes Men Over 40 Make When Building Muscle

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Build muscle as we age into our 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. Exercise, diet, lifestyle, and Sarcopenia.

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Can We Build Muscle in Our 40’s, 50’s & 60’s + (I Have The Answer)

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Nutrition For Building Muscle Over 50!

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8 Muscle Gaining Mistakes Men Over 40 (FIXED!!)

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Building Muscle Over Age 40 Complete How-to Guide

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You Can’t Build Muscle Over 35 Without TRT!

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Building Muscle Over 40 and 50 You lose skeletal muscle mass as you age. Bone density loss starts and you may start to have osteopenia basically a precursor to osteoporosis. Building muscle mass after 50 is definitely possible.

Here are some ways to get there fast and avoid the pitfalls. First off, if you’re asking how to build mass, I’m assuming you’re talking about adding a serious amount of muscle — above and beyond simply getting stronger and more toned.That’s a notch above the typical workout program. Kettlebells are a great tool for building muscle after 50 It can be done ya know. You can get strong and build muscle at any age. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends people over 50 strength-train all major muscle groups at least two and up to four times per week to gain muscle.

For optimal health and fitness, cardio training should be done weekly. As women age, they are at a greater risk of osteoporosis than men. They found that guys between 35 and 50 years old built just as much muscle as those between 18 and 22 years old.

DEXA (duel-energy x-ray absorptiometry) scans showed that the college-aged men. A little over 3 months, 45 lbs of weight loss with 10-15 to go before I start eating to gain muscle, with a noticeable increase in muscle mass and definition. The biggest tell-tale of all is my blood pressure has dropped to 126/78, which, when I checked it this past weekend, nearly brought me to tears.

Maximize results and minimize muscle damage with these strength training tips and tricks for fit guys over 40. Over 40 Can Gain Muscle says Mike Matthews, founder of Muscle for. I cover what the science says about exercising and eating to build muscle. Scroll down for an important introduction to building muscle. And, see the bottom of your screen to navigate this handbook.

If you have suggestions or criticisms, please do reach out. I love hearing about any mistakes I’ve made, and I want to make sure this guide is kept. In order to build mass, you need to maximize the number of high quality reps you do (per muscle group) over the course of each week. When I say ‘high quality reps’ I mean reps that maintain good form and are still relatively challenging for you to complete. These reps will place enough stress on your body to induce muscle growth, but avoid.

Building muscle after 50 is challenging, and muscle degrades faster as you age. These changes lead to a phenomenon called anabolic resistance. Overcoming anabolic resistance takes more effort and a better diet, but it’s possible to gain muscle at any age.

List of related literature:

The article continues by citing new research from the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, which shows that lifting weights after the age of 50 can help prevent age-related muscle loss (Peterson, 2011).

“The Swim Coaching Bible Volume II” by Dick Hannula, Nort Thornton
from The Swim Coaching Bible Volume II
by Dick Hannula, Nort Thornton
Human Kinetics, Incorporated, 2012

Overall, these articles demonstrated that older adults could increase muscle mass by training at 60% to 85% of their maximum voluntary strength.

“Life Span Motor Development” by Kathleen Haywood, Kathleen M. Haywood, Nancy Getchell
from Life Span Motor Development
by Kathleen Haywood, Kathleen M. Haywood, Nancy Getchell
Human Kinetics, 2019

Even aged muscle is trainable with the appropriate endurance and resistance goals.

“Functional Movement Development Across the Life Span E-Book” by Donna J. Cech, Suzanne Tink Martin
from Functional Movement Development Across the Life Span E-Book
by Donna J. Cech, Suzanne Tink Martin
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2011

Muscles keep you young: Building muscle can literally turn back your genetic clock.

“Shut Up and Train!: A Complete Fitness Guide for Men and Women” by Deanne Panday
from Shut Up and Train!: A Complete Fitness Guide for Men and Women
by Deanne Panday
Random House Publishers India Pvt. Limited, 2013

Strength training, on the other hand, reduces muscle atrophy in aging adults and can, in fact, cause older individuals to increase their muscle cross-sectional area.27

“Physiology of Sport and Exercise” by W. Larry Kenney, Jack H. Wilmore, David L. Costill
from Physiology of Sport and Exercise
by W. Larry Kenney, Jack H. Wilmore, David L. Costill
Human Kinetics, Incorporated, 2019

Statements like “I want my arms to be bigger,” “I want more size,” “I want to be more sculpted,” or “I want to change my body shape” suggest that the client wants to follow a program that will result in muscular hypertrophy or increased tone.

“NSCA's Essentials of Personal Training” by NSCA -National Strength & Conditioning Association
from NSCA’s Essentials of Personal Training
by NSCA -National Strength & Conditioning Association
Human Kinetics, Incorporated, 2011

It is not clear whether the decline in strength with age is predominately due to less strenuous activities in specific muscles in later years or to more fundamental physiological changes.

“Occupational Biomechanics” by Don B. Chaffin, Gunnar B. J. Andersson, Bernard J. Martin
from Occupational Biomechanics
by Don B. Chaffin, Gunnar B. J. Andersson, Bernard J. Martin
Wiley, 2006

People in their sixties who’ve gone at least ten to fifteen years without any muscle tone are learning to lift weights and create muscle mass equivalent to that of twenty-one-year-olds, with energy levels to match.

“Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial” by Tony Robbins
from Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial
by Tony Robbins
Simon & Schuster, 2007

Studies show that they too can gain significant amounts of muscle and strength, and more importantly, that training and developing their muscles is a great way to fight the “dwindling health spiral” normally associated with aging.2 There are two other age-related myths I’d like to debunk.

“Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body” by Michael Matthews
from Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body
by Michael Matthews
Waterbury Publishers, Incorporated, 2019

That said, older adults can and do see robust muscle growth after performing regimented progressive resistance training protocols.

“Science and Development of Muscle Hypertrophy” by Brad Schoenfeld
from Science and Development of Muscle Hypertrophy
by Brad Schoenfeld
Human Kinetics, 2020

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  • I am 230 lbs coming down from 260lbs worked out just about all my life I am 63 years old, How the hell can I eat 1.5 gr protein, That’s like 325 grams a day, I am trying to get down to 200 lbs,

  • I found an interesting study on Growth Hormone and how boosting it naturally. It is not only possible but directly trackable based on body composition. Watch the full video here; https://youtu.be/nDUOZofZ-Dw

  • I heard steroids are the way to go when you get 50. You figure you can get 20 + years doing steriods, it makes
    sense. Whats left when you get 80 + years old and Im sure this country isnt something I will want to see
    in 30 + years. Im not 50. I dont even want to see it in 10 years unless we start the removal of the Zionist parasites
    that have infested our government.

  • Nice to see a realistic video that highlights the importance of exercise doing something you enjoy. Not only are you more likely to stay with it but, in my case, has resulted in cross training. I am 67, retired and active every day (swim, bike, run, gym) and recently added yoga. I feel great.

  • Testosterone but I’m a lady. Are you only talking to the chaps?
    I used to be a drey man, I laid paving and I could also lift a bike engine etc surely I can rebuild those with muscle memory??
    Help!?

  • I am 39. Just started my gym workout from May 1st 2020 and I have done workouts according to your videos and I lost almost 11Kilos and I can see my abs very clearly, that too with natural foods. No supplements like vitamin or even protein powder. But I used to drink milk, eat 4-6 boiled eggs, lean meat, fish like salmon, vegetables, avocados, apple and other fruits (in very small quantities every day). I avoided sugary foods (strictly), fried items etc. I think I will have 6 pack in another 3-4 months from now. That too only watching your videos and doing gym workout at home. So any one can get lean, muscle body but need to work hard. No short cut please!!!

  • Here are 8 things you need to do. The 8 mistakes discussed in this video are not doing these 8 things.

    1. Always warm up first.

    2. Avoid turning the warm-up into the workout.

    3. Prioritize strength training through progressive overload on the big lifts.

    4. Ensure that you own the weight you’re lifting by incorporating paused lifts at every opportunity.

    5. Develop and maintain the mind-body connection (pay attention to what you’re doing), so that when you move a weight from A to Z, you’re always actually using the muscle you’re trying to train.

    6. Incorporate some metabolic training using lighter weights throughout your workout to reduce post-workout soreness and improve recovery between workouts.

    7. Include athletic activities in your workouts such as running, jumping, and agility-skills you’ll lose, if not used.

    8. Include corrective exercises like face pulls and band pull-apart, to help prevent imbalances that can reduce the benefit from more commonly performed exercises.

  • It’s still astonish me just how a lot of people don’t know about Custokebon Secrets even though lots of people using it. Thanks to my pal who told me about this. I’ve lost a ton of fat.

  • I disagree strongly. It depends largely on genetic outcomes, which are greatly affected by what you did from late teen yrs consistently and persistently. At the age of 45 I came 6th in a world kyokushin full contact tournament and I knew that 20 odd years of bodyb and discipline made me Wat I am. The second one is FOOD! TO be honest it’s after the age of 45 I recommend testosterone to my male pts. Thirdly muscle memory is connected to the solar plexus 3rd brain so muscle stimulus is well retained. So no Jeff I disagree…

  • That guy should not make assumptions, if your testosterone levels are good you can build muscle at any age, but if they are low your going to struggle, get a blood test see how hard your road is a head, it you need TRT talk to a TRT expert and do what you need to do but don’t throw out accusations with no proof

  • Which of your programs is suitable for someone who only has some adjustable dumbbells, an aerobic step, and some bands to work with?

  • If you have issues with running, then bicycle is always a good joint-friendly replacement. Especially if you have hills to ride over.

  • Totally agree with your video Jeff! I’m 33 and I’ve never been more fit, muscled and in shape as now, and I know that I’ll still be like this for many years. People like that moron are the crabs in the bucket trying to pull everyone down. Society tries to make men believe we are done after 30, and it’s quite the opposite, I’ve never been as successful and confident as I am right now. Keep rocking and keep kicking those losers’ asses. All the best!

  • I refuse to age!!! I’m just sticking with that!
    Good diet, stay active, and keep lifting…KEEP LIFTING!!! That alone keeps me young.

  • Fantastic john I’ve been trained 76-84stopped be cause in The USMM restart I. A ot about 2005 beach 500 bench Press and now 62 restart lifting Bobdybuild etc..gains are slower..my arm January 2019 14′ 6-2 209 lbs but after watch your videos I’ve made great gains no 50′ chest 16 inch.arms but..it dose take love get longer time getting the gains etc..I follow up on your help and advice had my doctor checked my test.level 900 Robert Haller and thanks for all your help and advice and keep up your post videos best ps I may build my home gym again like the old days because younger guys seem pick on older guys sad..but gyms some gy.s r like that please make a video on proper gym educate

  • Testosterone levels drops by 10% every 10 years starting from 30, so if you just start working out at 60 you still would gain muscle, but 30-40% slower that you would’ve have at 20.

  • #5 Not training like an athlete. My apartment has a big trampoline at the playground area. Will jumping on it count as training like an athlete?

  • 55 and came back to moderate serious BB 5 years ago. Doing small amount of gear and it’s going good. Filling out again. Strength is no where near 20 years ago. Takes more rest too but feeling good.

  • that was indeed bunch of BS. im 39 and this year ive been able to grow more muscle than ever in this 4 year journey by working out AT HOME with just dumbells and rubber bands and my own weight. Ive been using methods and tricks ive learned from this channels. Thank you guys at the Athlean-X!!

  • These ppl who consistently accuse others of juicing are the laziest ones of all. I’m 25 and until I started watching Jeff’s videos I always thought I needed roids to look good, then I watched Jessie’s progress and appreciated how long it took him to put on muscle even with Jeff’s personal guidance. Thanks to that I’ve been consistent for a year and a half and so thankful for this channel. Thanks Jeff and Jessie!

  • I think that OLDER compared to younger has much similarities with NATTY when compared to enhanced. Recovery and Safety are the more important things…. above Enjoyability and Effort (which remains constant from young to older).

  • Man, you are an inspiration! No one can bring that down. I’m 37/38 years and since I start to watch your videos I have been increasing my vital energy and to build some muscles. I am not so committed as you are because i like to rock’n’roll my ways of living. Doesn’t have a family, lonely wolf and really like to get high and party with women and stuff but I can say here that you changed my life for better, way better. So much science and stuff that make someone perceive that we all can change for bette and that’s because of this Jeff that I can say to you, from all of my heart. Thank you dude. You are fuckin awesome. I am your fan.

  • OMG, I was “religiously” listening to the speech when @ 5:00 the subtitle asking for If I disagreed with “Dickweed” made me laugh my ass off and couldn’t stop anymore… I usually never write any comments but this time I had to. Man, I totally understand your statement but this punch line came such as a surprise. It was really good. You should try to make some one-man shows. Anyways thanks for all the advice you freely give us.
    Keep them coming, you rock!

  • Don’t allow folks like Professor Dickweed bother you. Heck, just proves that your house is bigger, (using your analogy)!
    I’m 53 and in the best shape of my life, but only after learning at age 46 that I was in health trouble from the doc, which was the best news ever! In 6-7 years since, I’ve been ridiculously disciplined in my diet and exercise. Ex, haven’t eaten anything unhealthy (cakes, donuts, processed foods) in 1.5 years. I also get alot of pointers from your channel, but I lean more towards running/cardio, but avoiding getting that frail runners body. At 53, I have so many people daily come up to me for pointers that are in their 20’s-60’s on how to get vascular arms, which mine are crazy vainy, muscle gain, and healthy eating. I love it and it drives me! My answer to them, first it takes patience, dedication, and consistency, which most people do not have!

  • Anyone tried the Custokebon Secrets (look on google search engine)? We have noticed numerous awesome things about this popular diet plan program.

  • I’ll save you 25 minutes;

    Work out 3 times a week, in the afternoon. Workout in a fasted state (don’t eat after 9PM the night before) and do more volume. Break your fast after the workout with high quality protein and good amounts of omega3s.

  • Wow. This is a crazy new routein.

    I tend to have very intense workout, which need a,lot of energy. My studies and personal experaments had showed I needed a pre-workout meal, presents mealxwhile working out. Both to keep up my,energy to get me through the workout strong. Then a post meal.

    My workouts were pretty much focused on muscle fatigue. I had eliminated the counts of set and reps decaus i,only,focused on muscle failure. And, milk it out still longer.

    So, this will take a lot of time for it to sink in, and grasp this new approach.

    Though now, my bod had gone through a lot of life strees, and I can hardly do what maybe even though of as one set of one rep can easily over train me.

  • LOL… I’m 58… building muscle, including advice from this channel. It’s more about effort, unless you have some medical issue with testosterone levels. Work hard enough, your body starts producing more testosterone. When you have a popular channel you will inevitably draw stalkers, trolls, and haters…. they come from a place of envy.

  • Macadamias & Brazil nuts, oysters & a lot of other foods can increase test.
    & A lot of foods can lower it. Beer, soy, gaining weight can
    Lower it.

  • I’m 49 yrs. Old. 5’8″ & 140-145 lbs. Strong sought yet never grew in size. Yet September 2019 i started taking specific vitamins before bed and waking up to another. And my muscles are now growing been told such even by others. My metabolism is still way high so my weight is still in same area. Yet im not looking for fat. Only muscle and that’s what im getting. Also with certain stretches to my spine have opened me up to being a bit taller.

  • Been working out since i was 21. I just turned 53 and have more lean muscle mass than at any point in my life. It requires dedication in nutrition diet and exercise. Point is some people simply can’t do it! Period!

  • I have to respectfully disagree with you, I’m 55 and I’m doing awesome with my gains. I started working out when I was 14, in my early 40s i had 18 inch arms, not super huge I know, but due to a injury I had to stop. I recently started again and in a relatively short time I’m starting to look like my 30s again. So I’m in my mind 50s and I’m getting great gains, it’s not difficult ar all. Just eat and lift and you’ll do great. Oh…. ya get your testosterone checked.

  • I don’t have what a gym does so jugs and bucket with sand & gravel are my weights yet im using your exercises with what I have and im feeling a difference looking it to in a very short time. Thank You

  • I’m 69 and still in pretty decent shape thanks to many man-years spent in the gym. You young guys have an advantage over us oldsters in that you have have a wealth of information and equipment at your disposal. When we were teens there was no such thing as even a gym to go workout. We were garage lifters with weights from Sears and homemade benches. The best advice I can give the young guys is to never, ever let that body fat increase, even if you have to lose a little strength in the process. Excess fat generates estrogen and signals the testicles to shut down testosterone production. Losing the fat is imperative to gaining muscle and strength, especially as we men age. A lot of this “low T” crap you see on TV could be remedied by having the discipline to lose the fat. Do it naturally, and the benefits are huge. Do it with drugs and you create more problems than you fix.

  • Unless you are a professional bodybuilder. You should be happy with how much natural muscle you can build. People forget, we exercise for health not for show.

  • Good stuff. I’m 55 and was having a difficult time staying active and dropping weight until I started using the growth hormone stimulators Sermorelin and GHRP2. I’m also using cycloastraganol, which may be helping. Muscle mass started growing spontaneously, even before resuming weight lifting regimen. Fat loss too.

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  • I wonder how our ancestors could have maintained their healthy physique without the 21st-century artificial growth hormones. I believe the diet is the key.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9Egu6Clef4
    The Reason Pre 1960’s Bodybuilders Didn’t Use Steroids -Straight Facts

  • will strength gains occur when training light weight high reps???..or is it mostly for.muscle gains with little to none strength gains…???

  • I was in good shape then I fell off the routine. Over 40, I am definitely feeling it more especially 6 months later. Thanks for the tips.

  • Im 43 and I was a good 145 for years until I hit 35 and then I jumped up to 169 and now Im hovering around 182 at 43 years old and do I need to convert my fat to muscle through higher cardio reps with a low weight aproach….I just wanna be a solid 190 at 5 ft 11….but your saying starve myself like biblical style and I will get buffed lol thats awesome and I am a landscapper I have a very physical hi energy job and I have drank since i was 17 so first and firmost I think I need to cut out the alchohol? FUCKKKK I gotta starve myself quit drinking and work out MORE! Im fucked thank you for this revelation you dick

  • Thomas!! Thanks giving very useful and clear information. I am 50 now and I do compound gym training with heavy weights and this video very useful to me. I never give up until 80+. Can you do a video over the age of 80. ������

  • Can I workout at home because I do have weights. I am a woman of 45 years 5’1 and very petite weighing 100 lb and I do want to build a little muscle more but more being tone. What should I do and what videos are good for starters. Thanks for the great info!

  • This is a good video. I am one old git and can say that whilst I do not follow all of his advice, I know it all makes perfect sense….can you add a section for people who love a bottle of red wine a day?

  • Omad/ sometimes I’ll get some 48s in if I’m feeling satiated. I always work out fasted. I dont even allow myself to eat until I’ve made my way to the garage for atleast a 40 minute kettlebell session. I do circuits with 3 mins of rest in between rounds. 41 and stronger than my 16 and 18 year old sons and I run faster for a shorter distance. ��

  • I’m 60 and I really feel fit and healthy, however my frustration is that my grip and forearms are weak in comparison to my other muscles which is limiting my gains.

    Do you have any advice? I am including more forearm exercises, but can I do anything to strengthen my grip so I can lift heavier weights or do pull ups.

  • 39 here and still gaining muscle and performing better on long runs without supplements so yeah. Bollocks that you need extra! Also more over the top Jessy intro’s please

  • I’m 50 and after losing 120 pounds I wanted to focus on being stronger and build some muscle. I tried weights and didn’t really see great results after a year, I’ve recently switched to resistance bands, body weight and functional movements and seeing awesome results after only 1 month. I workout slower, concentrating on muscle contraction and isometrics. I’m running obstacle courses and walking 5 miles a day. I believe it has to do with the slow, focused, muscle contraction and of course a 100% clean diet

  • I’m 58 at 5ft 8inh 220 lbs don’t really work out like I should and I don’t look too bad. People think I workout. I’m not cut up but that’s my fault.

  • ive been struggling wit losing even a little weight n building muscle im 5’8 i weigh 150 lbs but on me all i c is fat i’ll39 i’ll b 40 next month help me lol

  • I watch all your videos and use your technique. Keep it up I much appreciate it. I’ll be 50 this year. Sure I slacked off here and there. I do construction so it’s not like I’m sitting in an office. Just want to thank you again

  • To add another note, I always wanted 20 inch arms.. Will I get there?? 19 with a pump at 55 now.. Maybe, will try like hell till I can’t…

  • I feel like there’s no point lifting weights now if I’m not taking testosterone after watching this. Made me feel I’d be wasting my time without it. I’m pretty sure I have low T as well. Had a blood test a few years back and was told it was still in whats considered the normal range. Uk doctors don’t seem to be helpful. Told them all my symptoms and he tried putting me on anti depression tablets.

  • I read loads of superb opinions on the net about how exactly Custokebon Secrets can assist you lost crazy amounts of fat. Has anyone tried using this popular fat burn diet plan?

  • I want to thank you, your videos have help me tremendously. Being over 40 and watching the fat burn off like im 20 with Keto and Intermittent fasting. My weight loss stalled and I had no idea why. Your videos taught me what to do next. Working out at the right timing and watching my strength gains jump up and up has been awesome. Im almost 40lb down and not sure how much muscle I have put on because it gets hard to track while losing weight. Again, thanks so much. Keep up the good work!

  • What’s sad is steroids is the second most trafficked drug next to marijuana, yet nobody is doing it??it’s sad that you steroids users are giving people false hope

  • Jeff, is there a way to isolate / increase intensity to the upper and lower area of the glute max? like you can isolate the upper/middle/and lower pecs. exercises/movements to increase the focus and intensity to upper and lower glute max.

  • Its still amaze me just how lots of people don’t know about Custokebon Secrets (look on google search engine) even though a lot of people lost a lot of weight using it. Thanks to my personal pal who told me about it. I’ve lost lots of fat.

  • when I saw how you looked in your 30s it really was motivational to see that you look better in your 50s than your 30s… as a 36 y/o who has struggled with weight and building muscle, I wish I had known everything I know now in my teens… I would always workout but saddly I would slam MCDs or 5slices of pizza and a coke after my workout…it was the 90s, we didn’t know anything:)… I hope I can start building muscle now in my late 30s and finally have the body of my dreams by 40. Thank You.

  • Hey Thomas could you help with your experience? I am trying to figure out what percentage of muscle mass is ideal for a woman in the 40s and I cannot seem to find any reliable info. Do you have any suggestions?

  • Nice to see a forthcoming response to the comments made �� I’m 30 yrs old and I’m 30 lbs heavier than I was when I was a 19 yr old ripped body builder.
    It’s not because of age, it’s because I’m settled down, married and enjoy crappy food XD anyone who shares the opinions this guy put forward is likely in a similar position.
    It’s all about how much you’re consciously putting into it.

    I started a 22 day challenge a week ago and already I’m seeing micro changes in my body and how I feel, older guys out there getting good results power to you man! ��

  • I’m 58 years old and have been training with free weights for years. I don’t care about putting on any more muscle and only keep lifting for health reasons. Great informative video.

  • Has anyone used the Custokebon Secrets to lost crazy amounts of fat? Simply do a google search. On there you’ll discover an awesome tips about how exactly you can lost tons of fat. Why not give it a shot? maybe it’ll work for you too.

  • Hi Thomas,
    I became a big fan of your videos. They are very clear. Having been a pro athlete in my younger year, now with 42 I am still trying to stay in shape and healthy. I have a question regarding your supplement suggestions. What are the right amounts per day and when/how to take them? for Boron I understand 6-9mg. for Vitamin D ca 10.000 per day. magnesium 600-900mg. but what about Vitamin C and Q10? also, when is the best time to take them? I would appreciate a short guide. thank you, Michael

  • I’m 60 and I can build muscle (healthy eating and lifestyle are a must) it’s just a lot harder to do and you have to maintain a strong baseline to prevent losing it. I guess if you want to build it fast then you have to look at ‘supliments’ etc

  • Hi there, have you thought about this diet plan called the Custokebon Secrets? My friend says it helps people lost a lot of weight. Is that possible? I also noticed many good review relating to this diet plan. Thoughts?

  • Im in better shape at 30 and stronger then i ever was in my 20’s. Obviously that’s not 35, but my understanding of nutrition, health and excercise, has empirically shown that that statement ic conplete BS. The supplement industry wants you to take synthetic hormones, and big Pharma benefits from this type of bullshit. You can be in phenominal shape, well into your 60’s and even further, if you apply nutrion and excercise correctly. Diet balances hormones and thr correct nutrients and minerals will natrually boost your testosterone. This type of nonsense runs rampid in the fitness world.

  • Thomas, I wish you’re based in the uk or at least your products could be sold in the uk!! Is there any possible way for us to benefit from your products? I’m a huge fan of you and all your informative videos btw!!

  • Not true to all. My kidneys were distressed upon eating over 100 gram.
    I lowered to 75 grams and even had more energy and more muscle!
    I’m 55 167lb 24% lean mustle mass.

  • Two questions.
    1) Keto and Carnivore mimic fasting… Could I have those benefits if I do Keto? and this brings me to the second question…
    2) I work so I go to the gym at 7:00pm / 8:00pm. I could fast for 20/21 hours since 11:00pm to 7:00/8:00pm but to do so, I should eat basically a LOT the day before until 11:00pm… if I eat a lot at 11:00pm I would not sleep:D I hope the answer to the first question is “YES”.

  • I worked out a lot when I was a teenager and I stopped when I was 20. Started working out seriously when I was 35 and after a year I just blew up. But the only problem is my chest just doesn’t want to respond too much. my arms always take all the gains I mean seriously I can do a chest workout in my arms get bigger. My arms are 17 and 1/2 in my chest is 44 in. I mean it’s grown a little little bit but my arms dominate. And I am 5 foot 8 and I’m 47 now. I don’t know what else to do, I laid off my arms a little bit doing less workouts with them. But they still grow even when I do chest workouts. They’re stealing all my gains from my chest. I’m about ready to say screw it. Any recommendations?

  • How would this work for someone that has a high metabolism? Also with a physical job. I would be in too much of a caloric deposit. I guess if I wanted to be mind blowingly shredded at all times.

  • Did Thomas change his mind on protein requirements? In earlier Keto videos he said.5 gram of protein per pound of body weight is plenty…”even for a guy his size”…I also recall him saying in another video that he is looking for more ways to eat less protein..

  • Hello there, have you thought about this kind of diet plan known as the Custokebon Secrets? My cousin says it helps people lost tons of weight. Is that possible? I also heard many great review relating to this diet plan. Thoughts?

  • It’s crazy and inspiring to hear about pro bodybuilders/power lifters still gaining and making prs in there 40’s I hope I can be in that category one day.

  • I started Keto back in January and have dropped 60lbs. A lot of that has been muscle mass. I’ve become very weak and constantly tired and dizzy so I know I’m not doing something right. I need to update my protein but I cannot figure out how to realistically get the massive increase in fats that are required to maintain a proper fat/protein ration. HELP!!

  • I am 55 years old,i was 101 kg in 25 of April.,now 15 of July i weight 81 kg,i am doing my work out mostly walking only on evenings before i eat,one o mad meal low carb every day. I feel great.
    Thank you for all the info.

  • 44 years old and still putting on muscle. Odd thing is that I’m noticing results after 4 weeks of working out 4 6 days a week whereas when I was 27, it took about 10 weeks to start noticing changes.

  • I lost over 20lbs in two months. Just visit a website called *Next Level Diet*, choose the foods you like and they will provide you with 30-DAY diet plan and training plan. Finally I got my six pack:D

  • Thank you— this and yesterday’s video about increasing protein are very timely. I am 68 years old and have lost 65 lbs. I need to lose 10-15 more, but all of a sudden it seems like my muscle loss is more visible with the last bit of fat leaving. Thank you— I need to step it up. Edit: I just realized this is an old video and yet it appeared when I needed it.

  • I worked out for a long time but didn’t get results because of a poor diet. I then found a website called *Next Level Diet*, finally I started seeing results

  • All of your videos have a safe and effective approach to training correctly. I have had a shoulder dislocation in the past with corrective surgery. Your videos for shoulder training are very informative. I just have a pair of dumbbells. Do you have any videos or exercises that focus just on the upper back with dumbbells? Thanks.

  • You’ve inspired me mate! That was great. I used to have a body nearly as good as yours in my 20’s now I’m 44 and I feel and look like a slob,
    but you’re a great example of what can be achieved. Well done!

  • Im 56 and have a lot less joint trouble than what I had in my early 20s the reason less time on concrete which as I got older I learnt to avoid because at work I never walk on concrete just dirt which I walk a lot which is the biggest part of the week then I noticed that when I went to (on concrete) malls or went for a run I would end with sore knees or back

  • Thanks to all you ignorant, dumbed down 40+ men who just work and watch TV maybe work out. You guys think you know the meaning of life? BUT YALL BITCHES DONT.

  • Interesting, thank you. I train since 1978 (57 yo) and my experience confirms what you mention. Multijoint exercises after 50 yo at huge intensity are not the best idea. However I have the impression my digestion has actually gotten better in that I gain easier weight than 20-30 years ago. The added protein part I will try.

  • Cheers, thanks a lot for all the work you do. I would like to send you a little suggestion for the “Cardio part”. While I agree that HIIT is a great cardio exerciser, I would disagree with you regarding the impact on joints while doing the long distance cardio. I started running myself in my late 30s and understand the problem you are trying to point out. In general you are right since many people run using mainly their heel. This is indeed bad for the joints and will cause a lot of injuries. Running though on your tip-toes changes the entire game! I recommend you to not take my word for it but look at long distance runners (Raramuri/Tarahumaras) and the way they are running. I am training for my first marathon now, switched from heeling to tip-toeing and its an insane difference. Maybe you’d like to talk about this in another video. It would be great as you have such an amazing reach! All the best from my side and thank you for you and your team and the great work you are doing!

  • What performance enhancing drugs did/do you use? Over-the-counter stuff or my friend knows a guy type of stuff? Building muscle naturally takes forever and a day. I would fucking love the bodybuilding community to cut the bullshit and be honest. Steroids isn’t a taboo word.

  • I tried every single diet on the internet and even if I managed to lose few pounds of fat, they would get back as soon as I’m done with diet. I realised that meal plan from NextLevelDiet is the only diet I could follow forever. It’s really sustainable an

  • This don’t make any sense. Eat your last meal 8-9pm, then fast and train late afternoon and then break your fast. But afternoon ends about 5pm and if I train 4pm late afternoon then there is only 2-4 hours time to eat if your last meal is 8-9pm. I am not sure that is good for over 50 years old to have eating windon 3-4 hours or maybe OMAD diet eating is good for all ages.

  • Daniel I have a question, I want to lose weight and build muscle at the same time if I took in the correct amount of protein it takes to build muscle could I stay in a calorie deficit at the same time and lose fat?

  • I think it’s funny that I sat through this to realize it’s exactly what I do. Last meal is roughly 8pm no later than 9pm. Exercise at 1pm.

  • Here is a radical suggestion. I’m 57 and went Whole Food Plant Based 2 years ago. I further refined that by going SOS Free (No Salt, Oil and Sugar). It has made for faster recoveries, loss or no DOMS, lots of energy and weight loss. You get all the carbs you want and need every day and lots of fiber which is supper important for so many things! You can also get lots of Protein from these foods. I have to admit that I am supplementing a bit as I have cut my calories back a bit to keep losing weight but hope to drop the supplements when I get to my target % body fat. I can provide anyone interested links to lots of doctors who back all this stuff up. You can also watch the new movie of Netflix: Game Changers. Hope this helps.

  • I read loads of good opinions on the internet about how exactly Custokebon Secrets will help you lost crazy amounts of weight. Has anyone tested out this popular lose weight diet plan?

  • I have been binge watching your video’s, I’m gunna start working out. Tired of feeling like I’m falling apart at 44. Thanks for the pointers and inspiration����

  • After stopping drinking and tapering down at 38 by 39 I got chiseled and a 6 pack. You have to maintain and continue to build up on weights but you don’t need salesman’s therapies

  • At 63 turning 64 I had a decision to make. I could let myself go and except old age and death or I could build up resistance. I look 10 to 15 years younger to start with so I thought this is what I have to do. The results have been astounding. Getting off pain killers and making my body my best support, building muscle and strength I didn’t have when I was 20. Thank you for the excellent guidance. This is how I have been doing it and I am encouraged to continue.

  • His lack of ability to commit to the cause is exactly right. If you go in 6 days a week your going to see results. I’m 34 and I’m excited and focused.

  • Thanks for your videos. Have you thought of the fact that people need to process the pieces of information you spit per millisecond? I’d really like to hear you make a pause on key words or key concepts you’d like us to grab. For now, let me go back to the beginning of the vid for the third time ��

  • Now I’m feeling strong because I got 3kg of lean muscle in 1 month. I only visited website called NextLevelDiet and they provided me with diet plan, training plan with amazing tips. Believe me!!! #nextleveldiet

  • In an earlier video about working out fasted; Thomas Rx’d coffee with the post-workout meal. Caffeine at 6 7 pm isn’t going to be helpful with sleep!

  • I had a psychology professor who was 62 and had a physique like this guy. He had more energy than the 18-22 year olds he was teaching.

  • I turned 40 2 weeks ago. Iv been working out 5 days a week since last November minus the time the gym was closed due to covid. I was 125 lbs. now I’m 145 lbs of muscle. This is the best shape iv been in in my life.

  • The glasses and bow tie and lack of shirt just ooze HOMOSEXUAL. The narrator might think(?) it’s the correct thing to do but it’s distracting and totally unnecessary. It’s rather difficult to achieve credibility when others prejudge you by the way you dress and look. What could have been a good video has been lost.

  • Great video Jeff..I’m 48 now been training for 15 years, starting to get aches and pains now and recovery is harder..Really need this video thanks..

  • Jeff, Have you ever thought about putting together a program for us older guys? I just turned 59 and have done AX1 but couldn’t get through AX2 so I went back to the gym and have been sticking with the old school lifts (for over a year now). I like to mix things up so I don’t get bored so I’m looking for new ideas.

  • Everybody is born with a certain amount of stem cells, specifically, “adult stem cells.” This number may be thought of as a type of “bank account”.

    Saying that fasting produces stem cells is a lie. it will just make the stem cells go out in a faster rate. Nothing wrong witht hat but please be accurate as it sounds by the way you say that we will be producing more.

  • I am 49. Been training for 35 years. I agree about mind muscle link. Two guys doing RDLs side by side. Both look like perfect form, but only one is really pulling with the hams and glutes…and only he will know

  • Running is good for you as long as you have good trainers, good form, plus you need to build up the distance and speeds steadily. I’m 43, run regular 10K’s and if anything my legs and knees generally feel better when I run regularly. Trying to beat my personal best at 5K is as brutal as any weight workouts.

  • If it takes 24 to 72 hours to digest food. why is it important to drink a protein shake before or after a workout if Its not going to be digested right away? Why not just eat right and just forget that shake?

  • I am forthy and got the opposite problem. I train much bjj and I become too big in my eyes. Never been more muscular, only on this channel to tone down and train those neglected muscles.

  • I wonder if you can have your opinion. I like swimming and I have heard the slight overall pressure from the water helps cardio. When the pool is crowded I simply run on one spot in the water without anything to help me float this certainly helps me run or walk. I’m 60 and my knees are not too good. I’m pretty heavy as well. I wonder is this is good for cardio or have I persuaded myself but I’m wrong??

  • Jeff I’d been following you for years I’d never commented until now and I been looking great all my adult life I’m 37 in my 20s I’d trained 8 hrs twice a day I train for hours just cuz I love it. I look like a Greek God but your aesthetic is unmatched you are in a class with a selective few of the aesthetic Gods allow to enter. I’d admired you then and I still now I maintain about 7&8% my resting hr is in the 40s
    Yearly I don’t count I eat as please I’m in tuned with my body and know how it works to the tee yet I’ll never look as good as u. I bow n salute u with respect n honor

  • Great info.
    61+ been training all my life and realize that its much harder to gain and keep the muscles at my age. i don’t go heavy any moore -medium light weights/need moore days off.
    Keeping the protein much higher than I used to.

  • Mr. Roberts.. Respect for all the work you do and the motivation and inspirational material. You keep on pushing and we, your brothers in arms, will try and keep up..

  • Great stuff… nice to see someone recommending sensible diet & exercise. Just concentrate on walking when possible, taking the stairs not the lift, carry your suitcase don’t wheel it (as it’s the equivalent of what you might do in the gym).

  • Hey guys, subscribed yesterday and am really motivated to get back into shape. I’m 56 and am finding it a little confusing. Full body vs single body part. Some channels recommend single others full. I’d really like some advice here and possibly a program I could follow that will will pack on some muscle and loose weight. Hope to hear from you soon.

  • I’m 37 and started working out seriously 4-6 days a week and I’m in better shape than I’ve ever been. Definitely have more muscle than I have since high school.

  • I’m 48 and I’ve been training for 3 years……found this channel 6 months ago and it’s helped me go to another level. This man knows what he’s talking about!

  • You live a “boring life?” Tragically, too many people think boring and intelligent are synonyms. To the intelligent, interesting things are everywhere.

  • Hey man do you want to build muscle AFTER 50? Then you gotta take your nutrition seriously. Here are a few tips to help transform your physique regardless of age. Comment below and let me know your thoughts below.

  • I was taking fat loss pills and almost seriously harmed my health. Now I realise that diet is not pills and teas, but structured plan full of nutritionally rich foods. Visit Next Level Diet and get a real diet, stop taking fuc*ing pills.

  • I know guys past 40 still big, still aggressive. It’s an attitude, it comes from within.
    And 40 isnt exactly old, old is like 65+. I see people 50 looking 35.

  • do you track macros? how do you set up these meals? how do you know you are not eating too many calories? 1.5g x bodyweight that’s 270g of protein then 50g carbs and what about fat? that is not an easy mix of macros to hit…

  • My question is about intermittent fasting. I work out early in the morning (4:30 am). A few years ago, I started having some health issues after working out. I wouldn’t eat anything before working out and within an hour of working out, many times I would feel dizzy and my left eye would get blurry streaks in it. Eventually, I learned that I needed some fuel before working out.Typically a yogurt and half banana. That solved the problem. How do you suggest I do intermittent fasting if working out early in the morning. I’m 60.

  • 52 and I find that still eating 5 small meals a day is still being beneficial to me. Will therug be pulled out from under me? I don’t know, probably. At least I have some information to come back to if and when it does.

  • Please get Butcher Box to deliver to Hawaii! Thanks for this vid. I’m partially paralyzed and can’t control some of my muscles and I’m 46! So this video was awesome! Thank you!

  • I would agree with some resistance training and aerobic training= Cross Training. However the diet advice I find contrary to experts I believe: Dr. Esselstyn of Cleveland Clinic, John McDougall, MD, Colin Campbell PhD (China Study); Joel Fuhrman,MD, etc. Studies show we do not need the amount of protein as advertised on MSM and I believe body builders buy into this need for excess protein. I workout 3-4 times a week and eat very little animal protein and have good muscle mass and I am almost 70 yrs. old.

  • I don’t get it so if I fast when am I going to pack all the food I need to build muscle? If I have to train harder how am I am going to be able to recover without beating my body out and keep the pace?

  • After 60 is really different. I have increased my protein intake but think I should go for more. I have increased my water intake. I am an herbalist and I grow and gather many herbs and study them so I drink a lot of herbal teas usually unsweetened. I do not eat after 8 PM. I am still working on the carb cycling part. I eat lite in the morning with some coffee, work out and then eat a larger meal. I am doing all the big compound movement exercises. It’s harder to gain at 66. I am not grossly overweight. I do take supplements. I have really cut back on complex cards, sweets nada! Even all this holiday foods nada. Not even tempted. I eat nuts, beans, fish, chicken, lots of greens and cruciferous veggies. I also eat some fruits in season and bananas on work out days. I eat 3 to 4 meals a day and also drink protein drinks. I think I am doing the right things. Your program has been a BIG part of that. When berries are in season I really go for them. I have a garden and grow a lot of greens and tomatoes. I love eating greens. I especially like kale, turnip greens, flat leaf parsley and Lovage. I have identified a number of wild edible plants that I have incorporated into my diet in the spring thru fall: sage, plantain, dandelion and other wild greens are dense with micro nutrients. The RA 40 program got me back on track. Again Thank you.

  • Your videos are amazingly helpful. I live in India. I am 33, i watch your videos n learn a lot from it. I dont eat meat and eggs etc. But i still has shaped my body a lot with the help of your cardio and weight training videos. Please make more of such videos for guys under 50 or 40 like me as well who are vegan/vegetarian.

  • Great video Gary. I’m 64 and slllooowwlly gaining muscle. I got a few questions on protein. The 1.5 gm per lb, should that be based on your current weight or your target weight. Should you maintain that level of protein on non-workout days? I’m thinking that could be a lot of calories. Once you reach your goal, is there a maintenance level or still 1.5 gm/lb.? Thanks in advance!

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  • Turning 70 in two weeks and been doing body weight, cords, dumb bells and lost 20# since May 1. Battling midsection but doing HIIT every other day and now that gym is open will hit it 3x per week. Arms, abs and chest coming back and it feels great so it’s never to late unless you don’t start!

  • I started making the best gains after forty. I’ll be fifty in a month and I’m back at ittwo months in. 3 brief intense workouts/week. Getting stronger every week. Someone forgot to tell my body it’s not 30

  • Not only I lost fat and gained muscle, but I feel more energized and productive throughout the day. My sleep has also improved drastically. Website called Next Level Diet really changed my life for the better.

  • It’s great ��all you need to do is stay active, you don’t need to do cardio just short exercise HiiT tabata style plus intermittent fasting to say fit and healthy. Stay positive, no stress. Peace namaste ����

  • i’m 60. I ‘ve been a road cyclist on and off for 30+ years. I have chronic tendonitis in both elbows for 30 years.
    I had a heart ablation 12/2019. I was in the gym for a year before my ablation weighed 163 @ 6′ tall. I’m now 150-152# I work 4/10’s that keep me moving for 10 hours. So wellenjoy the videos-

  • On my workout days, I do circuits for 30 min. Does it make a difference if I do it all at once, or break it up, Say, 15 min in the morning and 15 min at night?

  • Hello friend
    I’m 49 years old and are close to you in your training philosophy. I started at 13 with my father with the old ways. At times I stopped gym work outs, still maintaining the desire to be fit.(pushing the ground when it was all I had) The insight and knowledge you share builds my knowledge and insight. Especially this video. Thank you for your dedication and willingness to help others in training. I’ll be waiting for the next video.

  • I have worked out from 16 now 62 of and on got married kid but still look ok for my Age and did complete in London in the late 8os.but you do have to train different as you get older

  • This is bullshit. I’m 38 and I still build muscle, even after a military related injury which caused me to lose muscle for a few years. The only reason you need TRT is if you are a low t beta male or your balls got blown off.

  • I never ever comment on anything. However this one deserves a comment. Cause I’m 39 years old and I haven’t done strong drugs apart from supplements. And I have my muscles still with me. I do believe that this guy doesn’t know much about discipline and hard training. Thanks for sharing it.

  • Pectoralis muscles are NOT useful muscle mass. They are pure vanity. If you are to be taken seriously you shouldn’t work so much on these almost useless muscles.

  • Always great advice and tips, I hit my max highs in the 3 main lifts at 54, had a job that afforded the time and a gym at site.. I’m off my mark by 20percent now for max lifts but different job more hours.. Moral is never quit, keep learning and listen to your body. The last one means more the older you get…

  • Gary I am with you on eating good meat and such however to tell folks to eat more carbs/complex is wrong. Higher carbs raise your blood sugar causing your pancreas to work harder. I followed the eating carbs for such a long time and high protein and all it did was cause me to put on pounds and damage my kidneys. I keep my carbs below the 60 per day and protein to no higher than 80 per my kidney doctors recommendation. Bottom line is eating to many carbs and protein in the long run could cause you a lot of problems later in life. I speak from experience. I am now 65 years old and workout with weights three days a week with boxing in between.

  • Never heard a guy who could talk that fast & that long without taking a breath. Impressive! I’m 76 & working on those muscles. Looking good.

  • i am interested in your diet. What are you daily eating habits, i.e. what do you eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner & snacks? do you fast?

  • I trained like beast in my mid twenties then stopped for 25 years.I used Carbs,Protein,Mega mass, vitamins and Steroids once.They came to my gym to ask me if i would like to compete for them..got in a bad relationship and stopped training before i could..I recently started training again.I see a huge change, and i am packing on mass. A lot has to do with muscle memory.The only thing i am trying to change is not training like when i was 25..Its just not as effective.When you are struggeling with heavy weights its not possible to perform the exercise correctly.Squeezing at the end of each rep is key and cant be done when the weight is too heavy.and forget about the pump..I got really sick when i first started because i went way too intense.And all this because i thinking i was still a teenager.i found out that for growth its so much more important to execute the ecercise correctly then to push heavy weights.Its called bodybuilding not powerlifting for a reason. At fifty i am thinking about TRT after i get tested.Even if its normal i would still like to use it to gain a little faster. (Cause i’m heading for the Classics) lol

  • I think I’ve reached my potential but I train as hard as when I was building up, sometimes I wish I could sell off my muscle to build up again

  • I startec at 40, and completely untrue. Be consistent and put in the work, and be consistent in your diet and sleep. You don’t even need to “bust your ass,” but if you are consistent, I guarantee you will want to.

  • First, I am a big fan. I watch all your videos. I appreciate this one in particular because I am older now (52).
    Second, I notice that a some older bodybuilder builders get thick unhealthy looking skin. Can it be too much sun, supplements, high insulin…etc. Besides aging, can you explain what is going on?

  • When you loos muscle mass is it that you loos muscle cells or do the muscle cells/fibres simply shrink. If you loos cells/fibres can muscle be regained OR is the mass that you have left just bulked out?

  • Ive made better gains in the last two years (IM 56) than the previous 20. I started training aged 34. And used to overtrain 4 times a week. Since I adopted Mike Mentzers HIT training. And only train once every 6 to 11 days. Depending on whether its DEADLIFT week or not.

    I put on 9lbs of mostly muscle in a year from 54 to 55. I know it was muscle because the scale went up. While my waist remained 33″. At 5 8″ tall. I went from 183lbs to 192lbs. Aged 55. And have since added another 3lbs at now 56.

    And im NATURAL. The great Bill Pearl said put a heavy weight on a muscle. And it will grow REGARDLESS OF AGE.

  • All you mofos over 40 think you know shit about the world and this reality… but you ALL have NO idea. LOL #BrainwashedGeneration #BasicGeneration #TheGenerationOfPrideAndEgo #TheGenerationOfKnowItAlls

  • You are not a physician. I don’t think you know what you are talking about. You have no clue about endocrinology, you don’t have any medical background. Be careful with advising other people.

  • Recovery time becomes a bigger factor. I just don’t recover as well at 52 than at 22 or even 32. Extra sleep + naps is huge for me, along with quality foods. Controlling volume/workload is the number one thing for me in terms of fueling results. No matter how hard I try, I just cant recover like I used to.

    Another thing to keep in mind, that I’m glad you did touch on, is to lift in a way that doesn’t trash the joints. We are more prone to tears and joint pain as we age, so proper warmup is key. I stopped going less than 5-6 reps for all exercises. No more heavy triples and show-off singles for me.

    I find myself using a more limited range of motion on heavier sets as well to minimize joint damage. I still use full range of motion on 12-20+ rep sets, but for lower rep ranges I limit the range of motion on certain movements. When I was young I would just thrash my body with reckless abandon, but now, after a calf tear, minor pec tear, degenerated discs in my back, and some knee arthritis, it’s more about preventing injury than settings PRs.

    And yea, the test level thing is huge as well.. Get on TRT if you are low. Progress with very low T is almost impossible.

  • I am in my late 40’s, diebetic and never really trained but was extremely active. Had my tes levels checked and are normal. Been following your diet tips and training videos for a lil while. I feel abnormal. My body is changing. I’m not used to seeing myself like this. I can see the difference in mass growth on my upper and lower extremities. Just feels so weird to me… Thank you!..

  • The Guy who accused you is simply a lazy badass. Stay cool bra! You are a master with over 10M subscribers. You don’t need to take these shitty comments seriously.

  • Gospel info. 57 yr old gym rat can confirm.. self regulate, prevent injury, and embrace the little aches..thanks for your time making vids…

  • Thanks Jeff. I was just looking for this type of thing. I’m 46, I need to put on a few pounds and I’m trying to do it safely and on a budget. Thanks for all your amazing videos. U new number 1 fan.��

  • +work out more volume, more than 10k steps
    + more fasting (at least til autophagy), more stem cells
    +eat 30 % more protien
    + work out, fasted In the afternoon
    fish, shrimp, high omega 3

  • Please provide opinion. I’m 33, had test checked and it was 183, my doc says its within proper range and needs no treatment. I have vitamin d deficiency and that’s what is causing low energy he informs. I’m thinking about doing one of those clinics that you send your blood work to and they mail you test to get your levels up.

  • Man i always played football/soccer until i was 35 and was slim. Once i retired i noticed i put weight on alot faster around my middle so i started lifting weights at home fairly religiously ever other day and was suprised how quickly i bulked up. Way i see it legs are shot now use my arms for next half of life ��

  • You can build muscle at 40. It’s just harder to do than if you were 18. I think part of this is the ability to repair muscle after tearing it down, and the ability to exercise intensely enough. Both of these get harder as you get older. As you get older your body becomes more alkaline. Dr Berg recommends acidic foods to stop muscle degeneration and saggyness (i.e., chicken wings and butt) in old age.

  • I will be 47 next month and putting on muscle more than I did in my 20s. The difference is I am more disciplined and also more educated thanks to the internet.

  • I’m 350lbs, workout 4 times a week and fast 20/4 every other day… Is Thomas staying I need 350grams of protein each day to grow muscle?

  • Hi im turning 50, blood-test says i good level of testosterone but i got high SHBG so my free is to low.
    Are there other solutions to lower my SHBG?

  • I’ve never really been a weightlifter to a higher degree and was a runner. Doing no running today and more weight work. Your words on nutrition and NOT overloading with weights is spot on.

  • Im in my 20’s and i’ve heard it’s almost impossible to get trt in Finland if you’re not having the worst issues duo to low test. If someone has some problems but not the worst ones they need to get trt from some other route so to speak. That’s fucked up in my opinion.

  • 1.9k comments that’s proof of how impressive this video is. Thank you for this talk, at 36 I was starting to get worried about deterioration in muscle and bone health (runs in the family) and how I can keep myself fitt well into old age. This is very helpful and motivating. And yeah ‘Bowties are cool’!

  • Well I guess the workout days are over then because I want to give blood during this mess we have now and the Red Cross won’t take blood from people who do this (at least that’s true if I read the questionnaire right)

  • Really best motivational fitness speech I’ve ever heard, thnx a lot coach, I knew since ever that getting fit doesn’t need to be by HRT, but me aging and not be able to change was so depressing, but now after that i hope this is the changing moment, thnx again.

  • Another A plus video, perhaps the best of a strong group of offerings on this channel; informative, easy to understand, with a welcome absence of weird tricks so many of this category seem to rely on. And because of all of this, tremendously helpful. Just confirms how right I am to subscribe. Happy Holidaze, Gary!

  • Two months ago my tests level was 447 Ng/dl I felt fatigued and worked two jobs, wasn’t training alot due to my schedule and being lethargic. I started taking Test HD and feel wonderful, need to get out of the lockdown to do another lab test but definitely feel improved mood and sex drive, less stress and less lethargic

  • Happy new year John get swole get rich get laid fuck the world & its politicians. The meek shall inherit the earth not sure I’m meek but I love muscle geeks, great mentoring♥️

  • So if i do fast 17 hours every day is going to be harder for me to build muscle if i’m over 40, even following the advice on this video?, you are great i’m a big fun of your channel, thank you.

  • Im 50 (yes i use gear) and i have the most complete body that ive ever had. I missed most of my 30’s and 40’s in the gym bc of “life” and loved happy hour and and eating, drinking but at 48 I gave up the nightlife after work and dedicated myself to the gym. Was 170 pounds or and was skinny fat at 5’9.

    Now 2 years later, and against all odds of naysayers saying I couldnt get big (my family and friends mostly), ive proved them wrong….now im 235 and not 170, 12% bodyfat (was 20%) and ive got 20 year olds asking ME for advice. I GOT TIRED OF BEING DISRESPECTED and looking my age. Lifes too short to be small, weak, and disrespected! If you want to change, you can, and at any age!

  • I am 58 I workout and I am convinced that if you do the right exercise, eat healthy and give your body the recovery time you can build muscle.

  • All good pointers, NEAT is where I fail, so every hour getting off the computer and moving for 5-10mins adds at least 200-300cals to my fitbit. Moving around most of the day adds up to 600cals.

  • It’s gotta be more than just test… Ive always had trouble building strength and size even on the dirtiest of bulks and Im 35 and my test just came back at 824—on a cut and on like 2 hours sleep. What else can it be???

  • Jeff, I just wanna say thanks.

    I was browsing through your videos, looking for something new to learn or to watch out for (or discover more of my own red flags lol) when I saw the title of this video. Immediately I thought, damn. I was mortified. The reason I was upset was because I trust everything you say (maybe that’s a bad thing? but I do), so in my mind this was 100% true. I felt so bad because I had just gotten off the phone with my mom, who’s in her 50s (I think…) and I recommended your videos to her for her lower back pain. I told her to work on her abs and her glutes, and gave her easy exercises to start with. Seeing that people over 35 can’t gain muscle sunk my heart.

    Then I watched the video, and felt instant relief. I don’t know why I instantly believed the title of the video, again, maybe that’s just a testament to how good your other videos are. Putting science behind each one really earns you that respect. Needless to say, I felt dumb for believing it (if I read the comment I probably wouldn’t have been so quick to believe, in my defense lol), and really glad that I could continue to help my mom with her pains.

    I’ve been binging a lot of your videos lately. I’m pretty skinny, it’s hard for me to put on weight, but seeing your stuff has given me confidence! Knowing what muscles do and how they work, how they connect, and even their names, gives me this sense of empowerment. I recently started Xero. I’m 2 degrees below! But I’m powering through my first week. 20 sets of 1, not 1 set of 20.

    So thanks again!
    Thanks for making this video, it really shows how much you care about your audience. Keep up the amazing work. You fucking rock.

  • I’m grateful for your videos Lawrence especially being 60 and starting to work out with weights regularly. Im also finally getting serious about what goes in my body and getting proper sleep. That picture of a fat you at 30 compared to now is so inspiring. Your living proof one can have a great body as we age. ��❤️����

  • He was talking about statistics,
    It is a well known fact that older you get the harder it gets to build your overall muscle.
    Not outright impossible but if you wanna look good, the earlier you start. the better in a long run.
    Unless you over do it of course.

  • Great info! Like several of the guys who have commented, I’m in my 70’s & have always worked out. I weighed 205 pounds every since I left the military and at 6’3″, I looked pretty good. However, at 70 I stopped working out and you guess it gained weight. Now at 225, I’m finally motivated to get back on track. I like exercising @ home. It’s cheaper & saves me a ton of time. I use hand weights, exercise bands & body weight exercises. The hard part is diet. I’m pretty disciplined & won’t buy junk, but my wife LOL! It’s hard to stay away from cookies when they’re fresh from the oven! The real benefit for building muscle & staying fit is the ability to bounce back from injury and/or illness. I survived back surgery & prostate cancer. I no Mr, Universe, but I’m in a hell of a lot better shape then most guys my age.

  • You looking pretty good for being in your 50. Besides working out hard good nutrition etc what other chemical compounds are you taking. You do not want to believe that you are natural

  • I guess im an exeption, im 50, trained in mid twenties,and was pretty big,I picked up training again recently,With the help of good protein and carbs,Creatine, mass gainer and vitamins,im packing on mass, Mind you im training hard like in my twenties.

  • Enjoyed this; I am 62 and had hip replacement in January of this year. I have had to modify everything. The hopping and jumping around exercises and movements are no longer for me. Decades of running has worn out my hip joints. At some point I will have to replace the right hip. Everything pointed out in this video I agree with. I will have to research metabolic training. I am glad I listened to this.

  • Great video and good advice. I’m just starting to exercise again due to foot injuries and complications. I’m starting light and slow, but I’m starting. Intermittent fasting I started eating only when my stomach’s hungry (not the mouth) and often I end up OMAD. Eliminating sugar and eating healthy carbs has allowed me to control my blood sugar without meds. So, I’m really excited to start exercising again. Thank you for your wonderful videos for those of us on the mature side of 60… I mean 50:-)

  • Yes! IF 24 hours a day, I eat Keto at 2pm,, work out in a fasted state, lift heavy 3xMWF a week, doing yoga and pilates Tue-Thurs. Sat n Sun rest. Even though I am a female over 50 I think I am doing really good with this program, thank you for your help. And BTW this is easy for me, not eating carbs and I don’t crave them or sugar…NO SUGAR it is in too many things already!

  • You look totally amazing!!!..I came here looking for inspiration, life has been and still is difficult with my hypothyroidism,and being the lone carer for my aging parents, and working full time…cortisol is high I think, but decided to take time out 3 hours a week for me to start this fitness journey at 54yrs young,I kind of thought “this is my lot”…Thank you for the inspiration

  • Great advice dude! Is the bow tie hiding the aging neck though? Noticed that as one ages, there is nothing one can do about the sagging neck:(. Any advice on how to deal with that (barring a bow tie)?

  • Hi Mr Fit and 50 Thanks for your key advises. A question…. I saw your belly and your skin is so thin and compact to your abs. I saw also a picture of you at 30´s and you had a big fat belly. How did you do to compact your skin to your abs. I had a similar belly at 35´s yo and I loose it, but my skin looks no compact even thoug I am 17% fat body.

  • Am 67 years old you are an amazing trainer have been using you methods for 1 1/2 years lost 20 lbs and put on a lot of muscle thank you

  • you know you’re doing something write when there’s comments “watch this old man try to lift that” just outside of earshot. I call it powdering the pussies.

  • Thomas…I”m 50. I intermittent fast daily, so would you recommend I only workout 3-4 times per week and on my days I don’t work out should I NOT intermittent fast so I can consume more Protein?

  • This is probably the most sensible and informative video I have seen on youtube regarding this subject, period! I am a 57 year old occupational therapist who hits the gym 3 times a week and runs the other 4. I cannot advocate this man’s advice any more. Respect.

  • First of all, the archaic believe or idea that you can’t build muscles at 50 or in your 50 is a myth. I was in a car accident almost 20 years ago for which I had to stay in the hospital for a few months. Following my discharge, I was forced to be sedentary and for a few years. I was practically obese. Not surprisingly, a few years later, I was diagnosed with diabetes and everything that comes with it. I was taking more than 10 pills, a day.

    I had to change my diet and lifestyle: I hit the gym! No bread, no rice, no junk food (not that I had much before, anyway), minimized the sugar intake, eliminated milk and other dairy products and switched to almond milk. Long story short! I am happy to report that it has been approximately five years since I don’t take meds for diabetes, anxiety or depression. As for my testosterone? I’ve never taken Viagra, lol.

    I don’t even take protein, except Diesel after my workout for recovery, and I look 15-20 years younger. People call me and ask me to help them lose weight and stay fit. My reply to them is, “Listen! You can come with me to the gym and I can give you tips about eating and what to cut from your diet BUT, you need to make the commitment to change your lifestyle and be active.”

    Do I feel good when girls in their early 20s hit on me? Of course, not that I would date somebody my daughter’s age, who is 26. But what makes me feel better is, when I hit the gym to exercise, rain or shine. Sometimes, I am so tired from work that when I go to the gym I could fall asleep doing my routine but I try my best to complete it.

    Carol Welch said, “Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional, and mental states.” Following my accident, I chose to move and exercise rather than feeling sorry for myself.

    Not bragging but congrats if you are in your 50s and look great or if you are on your way here and hope too look amazing when you are my age. Some of my friends say, “Don’t tell anyone that you are 50; you look younger.” I go, are you kidding me? I love to see people’s reaction when I tell them, “I’m 51.”

  • At least this gentleman looks naturally muscled from training and diet.
    These other dudes on here are mostly not natural with a few exceptions.

  • 76 now that photo of me is about 3 years old
    Been exercising on and off for 60 years. isometrics. normal weight work.etc etc
    2 years ago I discovered exercise BANDS.
    for me they are absolutely brilliant.
    I have a set in my car for when I’m out walking and a set hung from my door at home.
    Also I swim laps and afterwards I take my exercise bands into the threraputic pool. To work out in the water.
    I just find it’s great for me to use them anytime and anywhere..
    And I’m still inventing different ways to use them. ��������

  • I’m 48 and have been lifting since my mid 20s on an off recently I took about 2 years off and feel apart I’ve been back for 4 months during pandemic I hav access to decent equipment daily so gym closures didn’t affect me but it’s depressing the difference physically in my later 40s compared to early on I’ve found your videos tremendously helpful and would like to say thank u

  • My problem is not muscle but old injuries and overused/abused joints. At 55 after 40 years of fitness I really struggle with how to stretch my remaining resources for the following decades. And just as a side note: no amount of exercise will get you trimmed and fit if you don’t eat right

  • At 0:36 he mentions “test” levels…what?! What test? Was there a prior video that explains test levels? I’m 54 years old and barbell weight train 3 times a week relying on 6 basic compound movements, my goal is to maintain tone and slow down the aging process. It is not common to see a guy past 50 with a natural muscular build. At and beyond this age, you should be careful with what you put in your body. Keto, I/F, and weight training has worked for me.

  • Maybe. Got tested. 190 total test. 7 free test. No matter how hard I trained or focused on diet, I continued to decline. That’s my story. Everyone is different.

  • I’m not being mean but this video mind [email protected] me It’s like the guy has a 30 year old man’s body with a 50 year old head on it. I think the glasses and that bow tie might just be making him look old…I’m not sure. His body looks amazing! Wish there were more older men who look like this.

  • One can build muscle mass as one ages. The thing is you have got your current body very obviously through steroids. This doesn’t negate your advice of course in this video but at least you should make a video about taking steroids at fifty.

  • I would also add that I have adjusted my training from 80% cardio/20% strength training to more like 50/50. As I age I believe strength, muscle mass and flexibility is more important than purely cardio. I started out as a runner but think I am now fitter as an aging adult.

  • “Warming up” is not just a figure of speech you need to elevate your body temperature!! So, you hit it on the head when you said, “Break a sweat”.

  • I was doing great working out, squats, pullups, dips, ab work, fast as I can hill sprints. I fell down from a seizure from epilepsy and hit a door jam head first but my shoulder hurts more than anything. I rested for 2 weeks and needed to change how I do things. 3rd week after incident, I did 4 pullups. I do them every other day for month and a half and the pullups feel more balanced, stable. I do 8/9 now. Just taking my time so I dont risk injury. I feel that exercising is healing me, making me recover faster. Pushing myself, but knowing myself too. People told me, I should just lay in my bed and heal. I’m glad I didn’t listen to them. I still cant do a single dip as I have tried with caution and failed, but hopefully I will be able to soon. I could do 40/50 dips slowly with good form and now zero. Just to get one will make me smile, because you must start somewhere. When I first got injured, I became depressed. I realized we need to keep going, even when we can only do one rep. I am very Thankful and Grateful that I can continue to move and not stuck in a bed. Do what You can, not what others can. ThankYou and God Bless

  • I am a male,64years of age,live in india.I can devote a lot of time for exercises,the only limiting factor is soreness and recovery.I spend about two and half hour daily for exercise(pushups,squats, weight-training,stretching,mat-pilates)I dislike cardio.Now,can you suggest me schedule for my workouts as I am unable to fix it due to confusion?

  • I trained hard from 30-40. I did it naturally and gained about 15 pounds of muscle. I went from around 150 to 165 at 12% body fat at my peak.
    The foundation of that never went completely away but as I quit training obviously, a lot of it did.
    I went back to training two years ago at 68 and I have put on muscle again. The key for me has been training to failure and eating a lot more protein. My arms are actually y more developed now than they were at 40.
    This is not common for most men and I have decent genes, but I believe if you work at it you can put on visible muscle when older.

  • So I don’t work 9-5. I work in construction and my schedule is from 6am to 4:30pm. How long do I need to fast before working out? I try to eat my last meal at 6pm but could possibly go to 7. Would eating in the morning and fasting until after I work out in the evening be effective? I typically go to bed at 8:30pm and get up around 4:30am, but I’m considering going from 10:00 to 5:00 to try this. This is a lot of information to take in btw.

  • Damn you make so much sense… Thanks for all your videos… That was my experience exactly, before TRT I just could not get anywhere, I was exhausted all the time… Taking care of my hormones actually gave me my life back… and gave me the energy for training…

  • Lower reps, higher weight. Cause muscle goes to failure earlier. So more muscle build after 40. And eating after workout is a myth. The protein that flows in your muscle comes from food that you ate a day or couple days ago.

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  • Very good advice. I am 77 and have gained about 2′ plus on my upper arms. Working hard to develop shoulder muscles (most difficult). I have a diet of high protein (fish, steak, chicken, eggs, etc.) with a few good carbs like avocado. I have been taking Creatine 3+ grams each day too. Results at the gym have been good. Working on all muscles plus treadmill. Upper arms are 18″ and forearms are larger too. Also working on reducing my weight which is more difficult when trying to develop muscle. Appreciate your videos which I know will help me reach my goals. Thanks so much.

  • Training on an empty stomach is best, but training in the afternoon is best, well I ain’t starvi g my self all day!? And how am I supposed to workout in the afternoon when I’m at work?

  • Hey Funk,One quick question. Is it ok to add a serving of creatine to my protein shake? I drink a protein shake right after my workout and now want to incorporate creatine. Thanks

  • This man here…..Funks up….the traditional idea that life is over and you can’t build muscle after the age of forty. I watch guys like this and listen to them and for that reason at sixty two I’m in the best shape of my life.