Windy City -
How hard was it? I am thinking about going for it. I am 5"10 188 pounds and 44 years old and on the muscular side. The lowest I have gotten down to was 179 over the last 20 years and I still didn't have abs. I probably would have to get down to 165 pounds to have abs.
At this age it won't be easy and my face will probably look 7 years older than I am now. I have the type of body where I carry fat on my waist. At 180 pounds you could see the veins in my arms popping out but to get that belly ripped I would really have to get down to probably 165.
To the guys that did it in their 40's how hard was it? Where you able to lose that extra fat or does it just kind of stick there because metabolism being slower? I am on TRT and lift 4 days a week but looking to challenge myself.
Any advice would be appreciated.
Its funny, I'm a different situation, but I could. I'm slowly getting there.
48 years old. Was 6' 205-215lbs my entire life. Drank a fair share of booze, never dieted or excercised outside if a few years of light running. 2 marathons, but for charity, and I remained fat for both.
Something changed around Jan. Can't explain it. My diet didn't get worse, it just "stopped". Very little food appeals to me now, for whatever reason (touch of the covid back then)? I could easily just not eat for 3 days. I'm needing to force food. Worries me a bit, but I'm maintaining at about 174lbs. Absolutely a struggle to take in enough proper calories. Because of my "altered" diet right now, I could eat anything protein.
I'm just trying to keep enough daily food in. Muay Thai 4* a week is getting me in great shape. In shock that I could make a 170lb weight cut for a fight.
I was very sick in 2010, almost checked out. Hospitalised, lost some of my esophagus and about 1/3 of stomach. It all tore internally, congenital issue that gave way. Fucking hurt, but didn't kill me. Pretty sure I'm the ONLY guy that any of you know that went without any food or water by mouth for 3 months. No joke. Lucky to be alive.
I've got big nasty surgical scars over my belly and trunk. I'm looking pretty good these days, abs would not be hard at all, they are visible now. I gotta say I look pretty bad-ass when the shirt comes off, and the Muay that bruises and 2ft long scars are on full display.
My advice to all, put down any booze. Just smoke weed (or vape). Better selection, and your body won't suffer.
Wish I never touched a drink, think many parts of my life could be different. I've learned that just dropping the booze/beer is about the single biggest improvement anyone can do in their life.