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10/17/20 11:40 PM
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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.

 

 

10/17/20 11:43 PM
7/29/13
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Stray is around that age isn't he? He's at least 40

10/17/20 11:45 PM
5/22/05
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I did it late 30's. Getting there isn't that hard. Staying there for any extended period of time without drugs is very hard.
10/17/20 11:50 PM
5/7/09
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I'd recommend not doing it.  Once you're in your 40's it looks like you're trying too hard & like you said, ages horribly.  Plus you'll look more manly at 180 decently low body fat than 165 very low body fat.

10/17/20 11:51 PM
1/11/18
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Im 44 and its tough sledding. I work out a lot and losing the middle is the hardest part. 

10/17/20 11:55 PM
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Attn: Girly. Need pics of your abs. 

10/18/20 12:05 AM
3/15/06
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I’m 46.  basically exactly height weight you’re reaching for.  I don’t have a body builder type abs, but drink a decent amount of beer.  I think I’d have to go to 150 and would suffer being weak as shit to get abs.  All I do is try to eat healthy 5 days a week (omad) and free for all on the weekend.

10/18/20 12:08 AM
7/12/03
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I am 57 now and my body went to shit. But when I was 45 and training and coaching and competing I managed to have defined abs mostly when I was cutting to make weight.

10/18/20 1:39 AM
8/23/11
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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.

 

 

You’ll look way younger ... not older 

 

just my opinion. 
 

I’m 6-1” ...46 and have been 180 and 215 the last few years and find I look much younger thinner 

10/18/20 1:47 AM
9/10/10
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39 

5 9 159lbs

One protein meal a day no carbs

 

Whey protein drinks throughout day

I do equate low card high protein

 

Lots of exercise bike

 

Take piles of collagen helps face

 

10/18/20 2:45 AM
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MojoSoDope -

Stray is around that age isn't he? He's at least 40

46

10/18/20 2:53 AM
5/7/10
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You guys don’t know shit about nutrition. Go zero carb and increase your healthy meat, fish, and organ consumption. Not only will you get healthy but you’ll shed off the useless fat you have on your body because you can’t stay away from carbs. You know it, everyone knows it, you lack the discipline to stay away from carbs and sugars. 

10/18/20 2:56 AM
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I get 1st place for ripped abs imo. Lol sorry, I couldn't not post it with that thread title.
10/18/20 3:47 AM
10/1/02
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You can do it. Just a matter of discipline. Eat at a 20% max defecit. But start at 15 or 10%, then gradually lower calories every week. In order to burn off the body fat you have, run at a low intensity on an empty stomach every day 'til you get to your body fat percentage. Of course, lift. And run again the same way after lifting.

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10/18/20 3:50 AM
11/21/05
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Not trying to brag but my abs stick out a good 3 inches from my rib cage. 

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10/18/20 4:37 AM
10/23/12
Posts: 2612
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.

 

 

Im 44, workout 4-5 times a week and have been struggling for years to get ripped abs, problem for me is i need to do a little more ab and cardio work those are my lazy spots. Also at 44 i eat pretty clean but i do have cheat meals or snacks maybe twice a week which i am sure at my age definitely isnt helping the process. I think what would really help is a real training partner that does the same diet to keep you on track.

10/18/20 5:08 AM
2/20/09
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I’m 43 and chiseled the fuck up.

10/18/20 5:44 AM
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Posts: 21070
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.

10/18/20 5:48 AM
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Im not on trt, probably should be on low dose, but don't want that step yet.

 

My situation is different than you guys, but I do suspect my dietary issues put me at a different place than most.

 

During covid, I basically turned my garage into a fully functional mt gym. Got a big son that was going to partner up w me, but he's going to bodybuild instead. In a few months, I'll punch him in the sack to let him know Muay that is better for striking than body building.

10/18/20 5:55 AM
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Briscoe -


I get 1st place for ripped abs imo. Lol sorry, I couldn't not post it with that thread title.

What the fuck am I looking at!?

10/18/20 5:59 AM
3/21/07
Posts: 1799
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.

 

 

Im 39. I have had an 8 pack since 17. Im 39. I did get up to 190 at a desk job. Im now 143 5'10" and ripped, energetic, and very active.

10/18/20 6:48 AM
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Op is much fatter than he realizes.
10/18/20 7:00 AM
1/1/01
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I'm the same height. Weigh 160 at 41 and have been able to maintain my abs. I typically bulk to 170. Then replace my lunches with protein shake for meal. While lifting the same weight on the bar. To not lose as much muscle while shedding fat lbs. I agree with others to reduce sugar and carbs and focus on eating high protein is the most important. 80% is diet. 

10/18/20 7:10 AM
1/5/11
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jujigatame1981 -
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.

 

 

Im 39. I have had an 8 pack since 17. Im 39. I did get up to 190 at a desk job. Im now 143 5'10" and ripped, energetic, and very active.

143 at 5'10 just seems fucked to me, but I'm amazed I'm at 174 at 6' tall. Your weight seems almost impossible to think about (not doubting you in the least!). I've resigned myself to 170 at a base, I won't let myself get lighter because I don't think I'd be healthy there w my medical history.

 

I have to say that getting lighter just feels so much better on my body. Hard to explain, but no doubt Im feeling better the lower I am.

10/18/20 7:11 AM
2/2/15
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dhughes -

Not trying to brag but my abs stick out a good 3 inches from my rib cage. 

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