Bodybuilding And Training Over Age 35 Is All About Timing…

Posted: August 16, 2018 in Uncategorized
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These last couple weeks, I really missed being 18 years old.

I especially miss the Summer of 1998.

I was working for $5 per hour at the Century 21 Department Store in Manhattan and after work I would go to the gym for an hour, followed by another hour or two on the track.

And my training was HARD.

Basically, I would do every lift in the gym like my life depended on it. And then I would I would go straight to the track and run all out.

When I was done going to work, lifting weights and running; then I would go out to bars with my friends every Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

On the weekends, I would sign up for races all the time.

And I was fast.

At 18 years old I was running 5k’s routinely in the low 19 minute range.

Basically that the age, I felt indestructible.

Now at age 38, I am strong as a bull, but damn tired.

This past Sunday, I ran a 5k race out in Long Island in 21:30.

On Monday, I went to work and did heavy weights at lunch.

Tuesday I went to work and I did weights and a 3-mile run.

Today I ran 4 miles and did abs.

Result?

I am only half way through the week and I already feel like death.

I wouldn’t consider myself “old” yet, but my body definitely doesn’t recover like it did when I was 18 years old.

Now my training is all based on timing.

When my son goes to bed, I go to bed.  I don’t stay up late.

When my legs feel good, I try to run hard.

When my body feels shot, I will take an easy day.

Less sets, heavier lifting.

My diet needs to also be stricter.  Fat seems to accumulate in 10 seconds.

At age 18, I couldn’t put on body fat if I tried.

Overall, there really aren’t any excuses to be slacking in your training if you are 35+. You just need to choose your battles.

If you feeling close to death, like I have several times in the heat recently, you need to back off slightly.

If you feel good, you need to push it.

You can still make a ton of gains at this age, but don’t think you can go hard all the time like you did when you were younger.

Keep your diet strict.

And get ripped.

JASUMMERPICTURE-MIX

-John Andre

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Comments
  1. JB617 says:

    Good read, loved the post. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Wait until your 58 LOL… I use to go crazy working out too! Now, I do Full Body 1 Day, Rest 2. I’m doing it to stay healthy, not win awards 🙂

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