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12/4/12 6:14 AM
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jujubre
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I have never really practised weighlifting. I have done a lot of sport such as Triathlon or BJJ when I was younger but was never a big dude.

a general question : can you still get muscular after 30? or is it much more difficult.

I am not speaking about losing weight or getting fit but about getting muscular. (not strongman type but crossfit type body)

discuss.
12/4/12 6:16 AM
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ps : I am just speaking about the body type that you see in crossfit competition, fit and strong.

not that I want to do cossfit.
12/4/12 7:38 AM
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I'm sure if you start eating right and lifting its only amatter of time. Phone Post
12/4/12 7:47 AM
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12/4/12 9:55 AM
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you can get muscular at pretty much any age, although the longer you wait to build a foundation, the harder it gets.
12/4/12 10:11 AM
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Losing fat is what gets harder
12/4/12 1:41 PM
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i am 34 and have been lifting since i was 12/i have never seen any real gains until a few yrs ago/im a beast now. i was a late bloomer as far a physical appearance goes, didnt grow armpit hair till highschool and couldnt grow sideburns till 21

i was a speciman in all sports since i was 2 tho :)
12/4/12 2:00 PM
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Research has clearly shown people can continue to develope muscle into later years. I have had clients in their 50's-60's-70's-80's, put on muscle. TAKU
12/4/12 2:06 PM
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Taku - Research has clearly shown people can continue to develope muscle into later years. I have had clients in their 50's-60's-70's-80's, put on muscle. TAKU

Are there hard numbers to show decline in metabolism over the years?
12/5/12 2:42 AM
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If you want a crossfit body, cut your weights in half and swap your protein calories for fat Phone Post
12/5/12 9:03 AM
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12/5/12 11:23 AM
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Taku
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LOL @ Leigh.

disbeliever,

There are numbers (data) but research info is always suspect based on populations, controls, etc. That being said, the general rule is that muscle is lost, unless some form of intervention is used. Those who do no strength training what so ever, can expect to lose muscle, strength, and functional ability, as they age.

TAKU

12/5/12 7:01 PM
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Yes you can get more muscular. I went from 165 to 183 in a few months this year and I'm 38.

Or a more famous example, look at Daniel Craig in Cowboys and Aliens vs. Skyfall. (Or if you think those are re-gains Layer cake to Casino Royale)
12/5/12 7:28 PM
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If you have never lifted before, you will notice significant gains within the first year. Just don't stop after the first couple months.

Also, what are your goals?

Do you want to significantly increase your strength? Or do you just want to look good?

Identifying a specific goal is important, especially after you have been lifting for a while.
12/5/12 11:44 PM
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big_slacker - Yes you can get more muscular. I went from 165 to 183 in a few months this year and I'm 38.

Or a more famous example, look at Daniel Craig in Cowboys and Aliens vs. Skyfall. (Or if you think those are re-gains Layer cake to Casino Royale)

unless the op wants to take gear, i dont think mentioning actors is relevant
12/6/12 8:21 PM
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Why is an actor putting on the same amount of muscle as a network engineer more suspect of gear? :D
12/6/12 8:42 PM
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Taku - 

LOL @ Leigh.

disbeliever,

There are numbers (data) but research info is always suspect based on populations, controls, etc. That being said, the general rule is that muscle is lost, unless some form of intervention is used. Those who do no strength training what so ever, can expect to lose muscle, strength, and functional ability, as they age.

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Exactly. Studies have shown elderly people can not only build strength but also mass. You are 30? so no problem, get on it.

12/6/12 9:02 PM
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I broke my neck some years ago, and didnt train for years, I got back into training through rehab stuff, then went off and did some personal training studies to boost my knowledge, and between 37- 39 years old put on about 20lbs of muscle... while im no bodybuilder i can testify that its possible

12/6/12 9:47 PM
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I didn't start seriously until about 28-30. I had amazing gains almost immediately. Once I hit 35 I found I had to really pay attention to my diet (calories weren't simply calories anymore, they had to come from the right places), and my recovery for everything went to shit and took longer, so I had to adapt.
12/7/12 6:06 AM
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Interresting... Phone Post
12/7/12 11:30 AM
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I did not actually start lifitng weights until I was 26 (not old I realize). I put on 20 lbs right away, and now walk around almost 40 lbs heavier than when I was younger.

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12/7/12 3:02 PM
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