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  • #15710
    Lance Dunkley
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    I am 45 and wondering your thoughts of the affects of age on Hypertrophy. I have been training since I was 15 and it appears that my ability to add new lean tissue is diminished.

    Any thoughts on strategies for those of us in our 40s and beyond who are still chasing the dream of adding significant amounts of lean muscle tissue?

    #15732
    BryceBahm
    Participant

    I’ve worked with plenty of clients 40 and over and the recommendations don’t really change from a training perspective.

    You should be in the pursuit constantly of better setup, alignment, bracing, and profiles. You should be doing exercises you lock in well, get good effort, and have confidence in.

    Most of all, nothing you should do should give you pain. We want to avoid at all costs any missed opportunities to keep the needle pushing forward in progress of your training.

    Provided you are recovering and doing a good job with nourishment, you have as good of an opportunity for putting tissue on as most.

    #15739
    Mel Miranda
    Member

    I am 45 and wondering your thoughts of the affects of age on Hypertrophy. I have been training since I was 15 and it appears that my ability to add new lean tissue is diminished.

    Any thoughts on strategies for those of us in our 40s and beyond who are still chasing the dream of adding significant amounts of lean muscle tissue?

    Try to move well in the gym and not get injured so you can progress in lifts that fit your structure

    #15805
    Joe
    Keymaster

    I am 45 and wondering your thoughts of the affects of age on Hypertrophy. I have been training since I was 15 and it appears that my ability to add new lean tissue is diminished.

    Any thoughts on strategies for those of us in our 40s and beyond who are still chasing the dream of adding significant amounts of lean muscle tissue?

    Watch the answer I provide in the most recent Q and A video as well, on hitting plateaus. Everyone will reach this point eventually. You’ll have to become even more meticulous in your approaches progress (the video is like a 15 min answer)

    #15839
    Michael DeBlois
    Participant

    Lance,

    I am also 45 and I have struggled here as well. I actually became quite depressed for a bit when my growth started to slow. In addition to the techniques above, I also learned that I had to alter my mental goals. I might not be able to grow the way I used to, at X pounds per year…looking to be the best in the gym. The 20 year old’s are killing me there. Instead, my new goal for the past 6 months has been to be in the Top 5% of anyone my age…Yes..that’s hard to measure, so it is more about my own environment, observing my peers, and how I am progressing. That has really motivated me. Only point here is to make sure you don’t forget about what mentally drives you each day, and set some goals there as well.

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