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Old 12-18-2012, 02:44 PM
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Any seasoned old jocks finding it hard to keep training?

The workouts still feel great but the motivation to maintain consistency becomes harder to achieve every year. The first time I was introduced to "getting in shape" was freshman football - high school 1966. Barf, gag, gasp, stagger... yes coach! I have been a true believer ever since. But I have noticed, beginning about three years ago, that each time I lapse, the lapse lasts a little longer than the last. And, the drive to get back after it becomes more elusive than the time before. I have identified a disturbing trend. In all seriousness, senior citizens (in my community that means anyone over 40 years old), are vulnerable to harassment and physical assault if they are perceived as weak and unable to defend themselves. Personally, my size remains a deterrent but if you are big and out of shape, it's the out of shape that will get you hurt or worse.
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I hear what you're saying and I too have found I'm falling more and more behind each time I say I'm "taking a break".

What I've found as my trend is I still try to eat and workout the same way I did 25 years ago. I simply can't eat that much food and workout that hard any longer so I've went to the "old guy" workout for now and it seems to be working.

I cut my intake (protein) and don't lift near as heavy. I'll not be in competition shape (body building) doing this but I'll be healthy and maintain my weight...plus still feel good about me.

Now I'm not an old guy but coming up on 50...I had to adjust as I just don't want to dedicate the time and effort any more but I still want to workout and eat healthy. This has worked for me and from time to time I go on a kick and eat lots, sometimes I workout hard like I use to but overall...adjusted to fit my life style and I'm still enjoying it.

Might look at what you are doing based your life style and see if there is room for a change...
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I hear what you're saying and I too have found I'm falling more and more behind each time I say I'm "taking a break".

What I've found as my trend is I still try to eat and workout the same way I did 25 years ago. I simply can't eat that much food and workout that hard any longer so I've went to the "old guy" workout for now and it seems to be working.

I cut my intake (protein) and don't lift near as heavy. I'll not be in competition shape (body building) doing this but I'll be healthy and maintain my weight...plus still feel good about me.

Now I'm not an old guy but coming up on 50...I had to adjust as I just don't want to dedicate the time and effort any more but I still want to workout and eat healthy. This has worked for me and from time to time I go on a kick and eat lots, sometimes I workout hard like I use to but overall...adjusted to fit my life style and I'm still enjoying it.

Might look at what you are doing based your life style and see if there is room for a change...
I relate to what you're saying. I hear 'ya. Damn, at 50 I was still chugging along, still doing the heavy stuff...and then came "the wall."
I get a lot of good info via davedraper.com. His site, and the personal emails I have received from him, have been very helpful. I last corresponded with Dave about three years ago and it was then that he made mention of Father Time and the adjustments (gulp) we must make while not letting go of the iron.
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At first I couldn't figure out how the bar is so bent with 405lbs, but then I realized Dave is pulled on the bar with his arms. This pic makes me want to do ass to the floor squats with a heavy weight.
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At first I couldn't figure out how the bar is so bent with 405lbs, but then I realized Dave is pulled on the bar with his arms. This pic makes me want to do ass to the floor squats with a heavy weight.
I just could not believe the picture when I saw your post! One of my favorites! You know Omaha, Dave picked Arnold up at the airport when he first landed in California in, I think, '65. He even helped Arnold buy his first car. Wifey has that picture on her Facebook with Arnold cut out (she can't stand him!). GREAT!
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TRT (prescription testosterone). It helps with motivation.
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Great pic!

I know I could still be going heavy and working hard but based on my life right now and the last few years, I'm doing what makes me happy, what I fit in my life without missing the important things...important to me...and still get a great feeling of accomplishment.

Adjustments come for two reasons...physical or mental...physically I can still do it, but mentally I made the adjustments. Different reasons and everyone will be different and only you know why...hard to explain but I'm sure you understand.
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TRT (prescription testosterone). It helps with motivation.
Oh I know. I can only wish that it was THE true elixir without the dark side. Have had the best squeeze for the natural "T" doing legs and back, eating my cabbage and sprouts and supplementing with a quality tribulus product three times a year.
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It's called crossfit and eating overall healthier. If you do the same thing for 25 yrs you get the same results.
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It's called crossfit and eating overall healthier. If you do the same thing for 25 yrs you get the same results.
A good, tough program for certain. I have the T-shirt but have never experienced the system. An excellent changeup program from everyday bells and bars.

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