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Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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Originally Posted by Dray
Sound reasoning, looks like. And aligns closely to some of my - very limited - experience so far.
Just one question (though I think
I already know the answer...) - does the formula change at all
if someone is not only starting with checked boxes for "ectomorph", weak, and small-boned, but also rapidly approaching 40 years old, with no background of lifting, sport, or anything like that, but instead, a heavily sedentary lifestyle featuring the odd addiction and other stupidity here and there...?
What if it was more like closing in on 50yo when starting, with all of the above? Or 60yo?
The first version is, well, *me* a year or so ago
, and the others just hypothetical.
Not trying to open an argument, stir up trouble, or anything like that. Simply curious. Again, I *probably* know the answer to the first one. The other versions, I feel increasingly less sure, but actually have no idea, to be honest.
I will be 50 this year, so I will attempt to speak to this as one who has passed 40 and about to hit 50. IMHO, Geezers have two minor changes over the young bucks. A.) persistence is more important. We recover slower and grow slower, if you are not patient you will quit. B.) as we get older our bodies have a harder time processing protein so the Geezer needs to take in a little more protein than the young bucks to achieve the same benefit.
Aside from these two minor changes, the formula works. Get back to Basics!
David, Husband, Father, Pastor
(Yasen Miroslav Zavadil)
2014 100%RAW American Challenge, May 31, 2014:
Deadlift 375 PR
Total - 843 at 50 yrs 199.6 lbs
Shooting for a 900+ total for next meet. (see quote below)
"If there is nothing you can improve on, your standards are too low!" - BAMA Strength Coach Scott Cochran
1Co 9:27 But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified