View Full Version : 40+ women BB's??
09-02-2002, 12:59 PM
Just curious if there are many 40+ year olds (women) reading these posts??? I'm 45 and trying to get serious/consistent with my training and nutrition. Are there any others?? I do enjoy reading all the info posted here, it would be nice to know that I'm not the only oldie interested!!
09-04-2002, 08:29 AM
Only 32 here. What are your goals exactly? You might want to look at the 35 and over forum too.
09-05-2002, 06:31 PM
Thx MsFit, I will check around the 35+ info as well. Basically I'm trying to lose fat and get some shape! I'm about 5' 5" 135-140 lbs. I'm trying to count calories/carbs/protein each day (1200-1400 cal, 30-40 carbs, 70-80 protein). I'm trying to eat every 3 hours and drink lots of water. My workouts are not routine though, but I'm trying to get in 4-5 cardio per week, mostly exercise bike. I have a varied routine with weights both at home and a small gym. Thanks for any advice or input.
09-05-2002, 06:52 PM
If you're looking for basic tone, one gram of protein per pound of lean body weight should be enough. You nutrition looks to be in good shape. Do you mean your weight training is not routine? What is that like?
09-05-2002, 10:51 PM
So, I need to add more protein?
My training plan is to work legs (squats, calf raises/dips, leg extensions etc) 2 days/week. Arms/shoulders/back 2 days/week. One day of complete rest, one day of long cardio and one day for stretching/yoga pilates type workout....I haven't been consistent though and wonder if I should try to break it up into am/pm segments? Am I trying to do too much?? Thx for your time-any advice is greatly appreciated.
09-06-2002, 06:43 AM
Protein is what builds lean muscle tissue. I'm assuming the 70-80 was percentages, not grams so I was being general. ;)
It's really not necessary to train each muscle group more than once a week if you're trying to build. It takes a muscle 7-10 days to recover, but if you want basic tone and keep lean what you're doing is fine.
I'm not getting any younger and since my primary goal is not to build any more muscle, but to keep tone I sometimes do a upper and lower body split similar to what you are doing and found much progress.
It seems you enjoy working out, but you have no set plan. Write you out a plan, balance it and stick with it.
M- Upper Body and Abs
T- 1/2 session cardio and 1/2 session yoga
W- Lower Body and Calves
T- 1/2 session cardio and 1/2 session yoga
F - Upper Body and Abs
S- 1/2 session cardio and 1/2 session yoga
M - Lower Body and Calves
Now this is just a way of incorporating everything, as you see it favors BFL, but it's a way to fit everthing in that you like.
M-Chest, Shoulders and ABs
W-Legs and Calves
F- Arms and Abs
This is what I'm presently doing and it keeps me pretty busy. :)
10-06-2002, 11:37 AM
Hi 49 here - 50 next july and looking fantastic. Started with a personal trainer )(professional bodybuilder known as The Viking) and lost 2 1/2 stone in 9 weeks doing weights and cardio. Totally changed the look of my physic...from fat bloated and bulked up to a bodybuilder..........to the astonishment of everyone in my local gym!!....with nutrition and this guy's training. I look like by next year I will be ready for my first Ms Figure contest......getting up there with the young women.....(and why the hell not!)...I just can't believe it! I thought at 49 when I first approached this guy he would say...forget it Mrs...you're past it.......well I don't know what the hell happend but I'm astonished at the changes in my body.........and so is HE!!. I stuck to everything he told me and worked hard at my cardio. He puts me through my routines 3 times a week (I do his workout (with him) for chest, back and shoulders and bis and tris), I've just increased my cardio from speedwalking 6 hours a week to 1 hour running and the bodyfat is still dropping off.
I'm 5ft 4 inches and I've gone from 174 down to 144.
So I have proved and so has my personal trainer that you are not past it at even 50!!
10-21-2002, 01:16 AM
I'm just 40, but my goal is to stay fit as long as I can ! But I can see in my club that I'm the only one "that old" pumping iron !I'm convinced it keeps me young, and impress lots of "youngsters"!
I try to train just like before, same intensity, same exercices... as long as I can cope with it, so far so good !
11-05-2002, 04:19 PM
I posted some time ago very excited about the progress I've made since my husband and I started lifting about 10 mo. ago. I'm 42, 5'1 and around 117-119lb. I just achieved a new peak in my deadlift of 240 lb!!! I'm excited about that!
I truly believe that the 40's "ain't what they used to be!"