Methods for Muscle Gains at Age 60 and Beyond

A workout routine for us older guys.

The Old Man's Gym

Lou Ferrigno performing dumbbell curls Lou Ferrigno performing dumbbell curls

My recent blog posts have been chronicling my progress toward a shift from moderate weights, moderate reps, and a lower number of sets to heavy weights, fewer reps, and a higher number of sets. While I find all that fascinating and hopefully so do you, I’m not directly speaking to my primary audience who are older men and women seeking to get fit or to maintain the fitness they have.

Then I came across a couple of articles at Flex Online that specifically addressed older bodybuilders. No, it’s not that we all have to become the geriatric versions of Arnold Schwarzenegger or Lou Ferrigno, but what the Flex authors had to say does seem to apply to the rest of us.

For instance, Carlon Colker, M.D., F.A.C.N, wrote Keep Building Muscle as You Get Older, which is subtitled: “A new style of training to…

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At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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5 Responses to Methods for Muscle Gains at Age 60 and Beyond

  1. You have such a great blog! Thanks for following mine. Jo

  2. Béar says:

    Training often with light to moderate weight works best for most of us older guys.

    Peace ~ Bear

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