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12-10-2001, 10:25 AM
Age is a number, at lease thats what the young people say. So is 46 years old an age that training and competing in PowerLifting is a lost dream. I know it could take a few years, I got th time to wait. But is the wait for something real or a wish.
12-11-2001, 09:41 AM
tell everyone else to shove it - besides the competition MUST be getting less eh?
Good on you.
12-16-2001, 08:48 AM
I only did one real competition (real judges, etc) but I know there were some contestants in their fifties. In fact, an old mentor of mine ("Sarge"), competed and won his weight class at 63! Not bad, eh?
Age is a number...and a good one at that. Age is a state of mind. Age may even separate young from old. However, age is NOT an excuse. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. I know it possible to gain strength up into your 60's because of Sarge. Make sure you pay close attention to technique because, as you'll discover, it makes all the difference.
Go for it!
12-16-2001, 04:51 PM
I'm in the same decade as you and just started (sceptically) back into bodybuilding 6 months ago after years of bodyrot. Go for it!! If nothing else, you will so impress yourself with the strength and size gains you make in a short period of time that it will be well worth the effort ( and the somewhat lengthened recovery time between workouts). The way I look at it, you have absolutely nothing to lose and a great deal to gain. Whip IT!!!
By the way Tennessee RULES!!
12-17-2001, 04:32 AM
age isn't even a number! age is a trap! Go for it in a big way. If we but look around at all the marvels of this age we live in, there is no way we should think of not trying it! I once read a piece concerning how many failures Abe Lincoln suffered before becoming Pres. It was inspirational! The other big trap you need to avoid is to caompare yourself to others, except by learnig from their sucess or mistakes.
Bi n tri
12-20-2001, 07:21 AM
I think age is just a figment of the imagination. I started bb again and i sure am glad. Like they say, its never too late
12-20-2001, 08:33 AM
I am 45 the 31'st. I thought about competing but I am usually to busy to do it. I say go for it , it really doesn't matter what age you are. I beleive if you have a dream then latch on to it and don't let go. Someone said this" what the mind of man can conceive, it can acheive" I fully beleive this and I suggest to get a hold on it and use it.............................
12-20-2001, 02:53 PM
You're only as old as the woman you feel!
12-22-2001, 06:30 PM
Go for it and don't stop. I started last year being serious after years of wasting time. I'll turn 50 soon and I'm in better shape now than I was in my 20's. Now up to heavy weights and super sets and it feels great.