Are You Getting Too Old To Start Working Out for Fitness and Muscle Gain
According to studies done with animal research, human biology, and muscle building, when a guy reaches the age of 40 or more, it will be a lot more difficult to gain muscle and look as good as any pro wrestler simply because our human growth hormone will steadily decline at old age.
However,this guy on BBC News named Dr. Charles Eugster doesn’t seem to think so (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-20048675). And he has even proven some people wrong.
A 93-year old dentist, who at the age of 87, decided to workout to look younger, feel better about himself, and “turn the heads of those sexy 70-year-old girls at the beach”.
In a recent fitness competition he has done ever morepush-ups chin ups, abdominal crunches, and various other forms of exercise under 45 seconds each than most of the middle-aged office workers could ever do, and this is astounding because he is almost twice as old as the average office worker.
According to doctors, he is a special case though, as most people in their 90′s would be off safer doing exercise such as jogging, gardening, or simply just walking.
Actually, this is quite true, as most of us know, the further we age past 35, the harder it is to get in shape. Not only do we become physically weaker because of natural aging of the cells in our muscle tissue, we also take longer to develop muscles because of lower testosterone and human growth hormones.
The golden rule when it comes to working out and getting the physique of a model is “the younger we are, the better chance we have to get the physique we want.”
In all that is fair,Dr. Charles Eugster, seems to already have muscle beneath his fat, as he was quote and quote “overweight” when he decided to look fabulous in his new found astounding physique.
If he were a skinny person who was trying to gain muscle mass, like me, he would have had an ever harder time since muscle gaining relies heavily on natural human growth hormone and testosterone levels, not to mention eating a lot of food to gain weight.
But in conclusion, unless you’re trying to transform yourself from skinny to ripped, it might still not be too late to start getting fit and trim in your late 30′s.
With a word of caution though, please see your doctors first, if you’re already above 35 or have heart conditions.