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OZBB
02-03-2012, 12:40 AM
G'day fellow OV35's friends....

some of you may be aware of my 4 month journey to be in the best shape possible by my 50th Birthday.... well I made it and to mark the occasion I had a photo shoot at my gym on the day.....I'm currently posting the pics on my BB.com gallery.... check my gallery for more

here are a couple.... I've exceeded my expectations and am now being encouraged to compete. Not sure about that yet.... but I'm certainly on a motivational high right now:

OZBB


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7161/6810885753_94abb6fc19.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/75800451@N03/6810885753/) http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7162/6810884323_4bbaf6d796.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/75800451@N03/6810884323/) http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7147/6810780975_069dbe7eff.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/75800451@N03/6810780975/) http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7013/6810819915_b5087689eb.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/75800451@N03/6810819915/) http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7003/6810795707_4e1839fa51.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/75800451@N03/6810800619/) http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7031/6810885465_baa01d0033.jpghttp://farm8.staticflickr.com/7002/6810769321_d784e4bd2f.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/75800451@N03/6810769321/)

dazlittle
02-03-2012, 01:21 AM
wow, inspriational you look awesome. Hoping to achieve something similar for my 40th (Aug 2014) if I get anywhere near your condition i'll be stoked.

clive
02-03-2012, 01:54 AM
Absolutely fantastic shape, just shows 50 isn’t old and the body can still respond to training at this age if you put the work and dedication in.
Well done sir!

-=FLEX=-
02-03-2012, 01:58 AM
Are you really only 147lbs? You look a lot bigger in those pics.

Anyway, GJDM. Tried to rep; on recharge.

OZBB
02-03-2012, 02:21 AM
Are you really only 147lbs? You look a lot bigger in those pics.

Anyway, GJDM. Tried to rep; on recharge.

Actually in these photos I was 145lbs @ 8% BF .... That was last Sunday .... Now I'm eating more normally my weight is on its way up again .... Carb loaded .... I've always looked bigger than I weigh.... I'm only 5' 6" so it's an optical illusion.... Whatever works :)

BloodySalad
02-03-2012, 02:28 AM
Awesome!!
If you're being encouraged to compete, go for it.
Judging by the photos you should be able to hold your head up high.

FJPhotography
02-03-2012, 02:31 AM
Struth!

Congratulations :)

Cbuzz00
02-03-2012, 02:32 AM
Wow man, just wow. Great job mate you look awesome (no homo).

tsoden
02-03-2012, 03:09 AM
I guess it really goes to show that AGE is the optical illusion. Great work brother.

Skidmarx
02-03-2012, 03:16 AM
Holy shyt dude. You look great ! (no homo)

ljimd
02-03-2012, 04:49 AM
Great job. Try the stage. I think you will do well.

hazto
02-03-2012, 05:04 AM
Great job, hit the stage man, you did the work.

tomsfish
02-03-2012, 05:11 AM
awsome!

StressMonkey
02-03-2012, 06:47 AM
It annoys me that I already have ten people in my 'people who inspire me list' because you should be on there. (serious)

I've always been impressed/inspired by what you achieved, but you obviously took things to the next level. The fact that you were over 40 when you started makes it even more impressive to me.

You should be really proud of what you've accomplished.

I agree with Flex. You look way bigger than 145!

That side tri shot is ridiculous.

emp1acur
02-03-2012, 07:01 AM
Amazing, inspirational, great job. Should make it a sticky and refer all the threads that say "can I gain muscle after 40?" to it.

discdoggie
02-03-2012, 07:23 AM
Thats amazing!

cmcintos
02-03-2012, 07:27 AM
I'm headin to 50 in the fall, and I would be happy to look the way that you do, my question is, how do you feel? I know that the shear sense of accomplishment is great but how bout your energy levels? I know that mine has declined in the last few years, so I'm wondering when you get to that level of fitness do you have the energy you did when you were younger?
Congratulations on the discipline for your acheivement.

Firminator4
02-03-2012, 07:28 AM
Outstanding work - I can't wait to see how great you look at 60. ;)

Looks like you have this thing nailed!

GreenWave1
02-03-2012, 07:42 AM
Congrats on your process and thanks for showing everyone that it is possible. This time of year the noobs are always asking if its possible. You are proof positive.

otiskii
02-03-2012, 07:49 AM
Outstanding!

dpe94
02-03-2012, 07:53 AM
Wishing I look that good @ 50. Good job.

bodyhard
02-03-2012, 08:19 AM
Awesome man, you look f'cking great for any age!

Way to go!

DocHoss
02-03-2012, 08:20 AM
It's been said already many times, but I'll say it anyhow - totally amazing!! I am so impressed - what you have accomplished is so inspirational. I expect to be in the best shape of my life when I hit 50, but it sure won't be anything like you.

Oh yeah - compete! Do it!

Kmu
02-03-2012, 08:59 AM
Amazing shape, congratulations!!!

Im 57" and weight 160 lbs at around 9% BF...

ninjad00d
02-03-2012, 09:05 AM
dang you look BIG in a very good way tho. Are u really 147??

ironwill2008
02-03-2012, 09:32 AM
http://assets.bodybuilding.com/forum/images/icons/icon14.gif


You look great. You have good shape and porportion.

You should seriously consider competing.

Old-Time-Lifter
02-03-2012, 09:42 AM
Very well done!! You certainly look MUCH bigger than 145 in those photos.

Keep kicking it and yes you should consider doing a comp sometime.

Again congrats!!

CHRISWEIDMAN
02-03-2012, 10:15 AM
Just awesome -- great physique and way to represent the 50 club!! Pump Hard brother!!

TenThreeFive
02-03-2012, 10:37 AM
Freakin' Awesome! You are the 1%

Bofrere21
02-03-2012, 10:43 AM
Props man!

Inspirational!

Eric

sakoy
02-03-2012, 10:57 AM
Awesome!!! Congratulations and good luck competing because you're ready.......and repped !!!

induced_drag
02-03-2012, 11:24 AM
Very nice. You have a very aesthetic physique. Great proportions and symmetry. Again....very nice at ANY age....let alone 50!

OZBB
02-03-2012, 01:14 PM
thanks everyone for the positive feedback and reps.... this has been a journey thats for sure. Someone asked how I feel now and thats a very interesting question. Right now... I feel fantastic and my motivation is at an all time high, but during the 16 weeks, it was a different story. I started out strong but gradually it wore me down.... by the end in the final days I was quite weak and very tired. I pretty much followed the plan of a competing body builder with the final carb deplete and then carb up in the final week..... the results speak for themselves, but the work it takes to get there is insane..... what also made it hard was doing this over the Chistmas / New Year period..... I'll never make that mistake again.... my will power was tested everyday......

Some Stats:

BF% : Week 1 = 20% Week 16 = 8%
Weight: Week 1 = 170lbs Week 16 = 145lbs
Waist : Week 1 = 34" Week 16 = 28.5"

If anyone is interested in my diet / training program just PM me and I send it on.... just be warned its tough, I ate the same freakin thing everyday for 16 weeks and trained like an insane person...... I became a fixture at my gym and there was a lot of interest in what I was doing..... one observation, as I got leaner people were more interested.... I went from being a fairly bulky body builder look, to a more athletic lean look... the new look seemed to attract more attention from the opposite sex too... interesting...... some food for thought there too.... :)

I'm resting for this week, and enjoying eating again.... food tastes so good now.

couple more of my favorites:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7034/6810824883_68765338ea.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/75800451@N03/6810824883/)http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7034/6810735893_9042682cd9.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/75800451@N03/6810735893/)


OZBB

induced_drag
02-03-2012, 01:22 PM
Wow....if your calcs are accurate you did not really lose mass in the process. Would love to see some details of what you did. Curious as to what your training regime was as well.

Again impressive job!

llahhsoj
02-03-2012, 01:34 PM
G'day fellow OV35's friends....

some of you may be aware of my 4 month journey to be in the best shape possible by my 50th Birthday.... well I made it and to mark the occasion I had a photo shoot at my gym on the day.....I'm currently posting the pics on my BB.com gallery.... check my gallery for more

here are a couple.... I've exceeded my expectations and am now being encouraged to compete. Not sure about that yet.... but I'm certainly on a motivational high right now:

OZBB


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7161/6810885753_94abb6fc19.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/75800451@N03/6810885753/) http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7162/6810884323_4bbaf6d796.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/75800451@N03/6810884323/) http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7147/6810780975_069dbe7eff.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/75800451@N03/6810780975/) http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7013/6810819915_b5087689eb.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/75800451@N03/6810819915/) http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7003/6810795707_4e1839fa51.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/75800451@N03/6810800619/) http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7031/6810885465_baa01d0033.jpghttp://farm8.staticflickr.com/7002/6810769321_d784e4bd2f.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/75800451@N03/6810769321/)


Wow, really impressive! I'll rep you on recharge.

ninjad00d
02-03-2012, 01:53 PM
thanks everyone for the positive feedback and reps.... this has been a journey thats for sure. Someone asked how I feel now and thats a very interesting question. Right now... I feel fantastic and my motivation is at an all time high, but during the 16 weeks, it was a different story. I started out strong but gradually it wore me down.... by the end in the final days I was quite weak and very tired. I pretty much followed the plan of a competing body builder with the final carb deplete and then carb up in the final week..... the results speak for themselves, but the work it takes to get there is insane..... what also made it hard was doing this over the Chistmas / New Year period..... I'll never make that mistake again.... my will power was tested everyday......

Some Stats:

BF% : Week 1 = 20% Week 16 = 8%
Weight: Week 1 = 170lbs Week 16 = 145lbs
Waist : Week 1 = 34" Week 16 = 28.5"

If anyone is interested in my diet / training program just PM me and I send it on.... just be warned its tough, I ate the same freakin thing everyday for 16 weeks and trained like an insane person...... I became a fixture at my gym and there was a lot of interest in what I was doing..... one observation, as I got leaner people were more interested.... I went from being a fairly bulky body builder look, to a more athletic lean look... the new look seemed to attract more attention from the opposite sex too... interesting...... some food for thought there too.... :)

I'm resting for this week, and enjoying eating again.... food tastes so good now.

couple more of my favorites:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7034/6810824883_68765338ea.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/75800451@N03/6810824883/)http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7034/6810735893_9042682cd9.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/75800451@N03/6810735893/)


OZBB




So the bottom line is hard work and a disciplined life always pays off.
You sir are an example of that
Guys who go around and discourage newbies or late starters by saying you can't build muscles after 40 or have a healthy fit body this and that is uber BS.

OZBB
02-03-2012, 02:11 PM
G'day ID .... yes I managed to maintain my LBM almost to the end, then it started to drop away.... but the bulk (pardon the pun) of what I lost was fat.... I lost 20lbs of fat, and 5lbs LBM... I got a DEXA scan every two weeks to monitor my progress..... for the first 8 weeks I was actually gaining lean mass and getting stronger.... but that soon stalled and I just maintained. Probably the last 3 weeks I started to lose LBM, although I think what we were seeing was carb depletion of mass as I was burnning more calories than I was eating.

I started at 2500 Calories per day and actually increased it to 2770 and stayed on that till the end. My Macros's were 40:40:20 ..... I ate a lot of carbs actually... it fueled my workouts. People were surprised that I hadnt cut my carbs low... so it can be done.... and in fact you feel so much better...you just need to workout intensely to use them up.

I trained 6 days per week, body part split that had me training every part twice a week.

I didnt do cardio for the 1st half, then introduced it gradually, by the last 5 weeks I was doing Cardio everyday, after my weights..... 40 mins on the treadmill, fast walk on an incline. This is the point where the BF really started to drop away and my fatigue levels increased.

I learned a lot about my body along the way.

One thing this has done for me has motivated my to enrole at my local college to study for my Fitness Instructors Certificate... start in 2 weeks.... I've been at this for 7 years.... AND 16 weeks.... and its the last 16 weeks where I've learned the most..... time to pay it back....and train others :)

OZBB

plumher
02-03-2012, 05:34 PM
yur calves need some work compared to the awesomeness of everything else, but good conditioning overall...very nice -gjdm

CaptChip40
02-03-2012, 05:40 PM
your hard work really paid off. Nice work

yakabebe
02-03-2012, 06:02 PM
WAY TO GO!!!!

Been following ya progress and props to ya mate...tried to rep you but they wont let me give you anymore!!!

Looking great!

That diet you spoke to me about is da bomb!

Have a XXXX on me!

TenThreeFive
02-03-2012, 06:59 PM
yur calves need some work compared to the awesomeness of everything else, but good conditioning overall.

http://www.google.ca/url?source=imglanding&ct=img&q=http://ibankcoin.com/jakegint/wp-content/imagescaler/14ee252779cc2b492fffe3dfb47e38d0.gif&sa=X&ei=lZ4sT9S0B4WJiALXh5ziCg&ved=0CAwQ8wc&usg=AFQjCNGlUkQwl77tg9lpZuc9LBMI0XW2lQ

Jtbny
02-03-2012, 07:15 PM
You look fantastic!

RogerAgness
02-03-2012, 08:38 PM
Looking absolutely awesome! Must be all that Vegemite that y'all eat down under?

wheyshakes
02-03-2012, 08:57 PM
Great physique. I bet you lift really heavy and eat well to achieve this.

Jeffro72
02-03-2012, 09:41 PM
Wow, very inspirational!

MrBertwest
02-03-2012, 11:09 PM
really nice work you have came along way.

Frnkd
02-03-2012, 11:19 PM
I am inspired, great job.

freud
02-04-2012, 02:23 AM
Great job! Nailed it.

cmoore
02-04-2012, 06:09 AM
Nice work! I would be curious to see your journal too.

Vanguard1965
02-04-2012, 01:58 PM
Wow awesome physique! Keep up the amazing job and I hope you do decided to enter a contest! I feel sorry for the other guys if you do! :)

trev71
02-04-2012, 03:28 PM
Fantastic !!

Great job man.. great job... ;)

chodan9
02-04-2012, 05:47 PM
amazing work Oz
I hope to be as fit as you are in the next 2.5 year (when I hit 50)

got me some work to do!

pvsampson
02-04-2012, 05:56 PM
Well done mate,you've worked hard and done a great job.Not only do you look great for 50,you look great for any age.Not many Aussie blokes walking around that are as well built as you are.Repped!

OZBB
02-04-2012, 06:05 PM
G'day everyone.... let me say I feel so humbled by your amazing response and support of my recent success..... so I have to hand it back to you guys, and say big thankyou to everyone here. I've been here on and off since 2006, soon after I started out, and the knowledge I've gained in that time from this very place has gone a long way toward developing the physique you see today.... so take a bow OV35's Forum... your the best. :)

To those of you just starting out..... I was you once... wiith it all ahead of me.... so stick with it, dont fall off the wagon.... you'll hit some bumps along the road but stay focused on your goal.... and you'll make it... the only person you're competing against is yourself, realise that and you're already a winner.

Glenn (OZBB)

Rtotem
02-05-2012, 05:37 PM
Some Stats:

BF% : Week 1 = 20% Week 16 = 8%
Weight: Week 1 = 170lbs Week 16 = 145lbs
Waist : Week 1 = 34" Week 16 = 28.5"

OZBB

Very impressive and inspiring to see what an actual DEXA measured 8% bodyfat looks like. The irony is that you probably would have measured somewhere in the mid 7% range after the celebratory carb up. These are seriously great numbers.

You started training at a time when most men have given up all hope. The fact that you managed to gain muscle 8 weeks into your cut speaks volumes about your motivation and knowledge!

Repped and congratulated!!

I will PM you for the nitty gritty.

Stevebaby
02-05-2012, 07:03 PM
pretty much all i can think of is ...stunning. that is some great build

yakabebe
02-06-2012, 03:56 AM
Very impressive and inspiring to see what an actual DEXA measured 8% bodyfat looks like. The irony is that you probably would have measured somewhere in the mid 7% range after the celebratory carb up. These are seriously great numbers.

You started training at a time when most men have given up all hope. The fact that you managed to gain muscle 8 weeks into your cut speaks volumes about your motivation and knowledge!

Repped and congratulated!!

I will PM you for the nitty gritty.

Amigo...como esta???

Good to see another aussie doing it so well!!