Bodybuilding for Seniors

Congratulations, you’re either a senior right now or are about to become one, whatever the case may be your living life in the fast lane. Your going to be or are either retired, you have a good family and your just living life to the fullest. However, with every positive there’s always a negative. With an increase of age, your body isn’t what it used to be, your muscle mass is decreasing, your libido is shot down straight to the ground and your noticing more aches and pains all over your body. Have no fear though, you’ve come to the right place!

What Kind of Workout/Weights Should I Use?

Bodybuilding at this time and age will be quite different then before. Your goal shouldn’t be about packing as much quality muscle mass as you can, but instead it should be about longevity and increasing your general well being and health.

Your workouts should consist of a one hour workout using light to moderate weights, going for as many reps as you can. The goal here is to get you sweating. Also, you should be doing some cardio for about ten to twenty minutes before lifting any weights, to get your body and muscles warmed up!

A workout that might look like this is listed below:

Let’s say today is chest day, your workout should be along these lines.

1. Cardio: Pick a machine of your choice and do it for twenty minutes.

2. Stretching: After finishing your cardiovascular exercise you should do some light to heavy duty stretching for injury prevention and just to get your muscles warmed up.

3. Incline dumbbell press: Do three sets, the first and second set should be done using light weights for about thirty to forty reps each. The last set should be done with some moderate weight for ten to twelve reps or muscular failure, both positively and negatively

4. Smith machine press: Do three sets, the first and second set should be done using light weights for about thirty to forty reps each. The last set should be done with some moderate weight for ten to twelve reps or muscular failure, both positively and negatively

5. Decline dumbbell press: Do three sets, the first and second set should be done using light weights for about thirty to forty reps each. The last set should be done with some moderate weight for ten to twelve reps or muscular failure, both positively and negatively

6. Pec dec:  Do three sets, the first and second set should be done using light weights for about thirty to forty reps each. The last set should be done with some moderate weight for ten to twelve reps or muscular failure, both positively and negatively

What About Supplements?

To protect your body from the effects of aging I recommend you to take supplements. Supplements such as, fish oilmultivitaminscreatine and a cheap protein powder. These supplements will not only protect your body from aging but, will increase your general well being and health.

All of these can be found online for a much cheaper price then your local GNC or bodybuilding store!

Enhanced Senior Bodybuilding

As a senior you have a big choice, you can take performance enhancers such as steroids and other various bodybuilding drugs if you want to reach your goal faster. Anyways, as you most likely know the older we males get the lower our testosterone levels get. Therefore, I recommend you, if you prefer to go this route to go get a blood test by your doctor to see where your testosterone levels stand at. As with most senior males your testosterone levels will most likely be below normal levels and your doctor will prescribe you some testosterone, either in injectable form or rub on form. Once you start using it, you will notice instant pros, such as you’ll feel better, you’ll pack on more muscle mass while losing the stubborn fat and your wife will like it too!

With women I do not recommend that they take this route!

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