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Old 05-17-2013, 01:24 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Dray View Post
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 just turned 50 this week. Started at 48..... basic rules still apply....the more basic I went, the more gains I made. Best advice I can give, when you are starting out, listen to thoses who know....because you don't!

Diet I think is a little more important to us, a little easier to put on fat if you dont keep an eye on it....although I will say, I have upped the eating lately, and I can 100% see a difference in my strength!
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