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01-01-2005, 06:12 PM
Been training diligently for eleven months. Was flabby, weak 51 YO with common symptoms of aging: little energy, easily injured by simple exertions. I had never done any training of any kind in my life.
The first picture is a comparison at 5 months of weight training vs today. I have purposely no pictures of me without a shirt eariler than this. In June I was about 150 lbs. Today I am 169 lbs. I could go on and on about the benefits of weight training for an old guy, but I'll keep this short.
Progress is kind of slow, but it is steady.
I am thinking about ending this bulk and trying to see I have any abs this spring. What do you folks think?
Apologies: I am very pale. I only come in three colors: white, red, and pealing

01-01-2005, 06:25 PM
hey good work man...i can see a more defined you in the later pics..keep at it age is not a factor,just keep lifting hard and nice gains will come

01-01-2005, 06:25 PM
good progress! keep up the good work:)

01-01-2005, 07:03 PM
I only come in three colors: white, red, and pealing

lol. me too. good work and good luck with the cut. :thumbup:

01-01-2005, 07:45 PM
illazz, getfit, and savdout, thanks for the kind encouragement!

01-01-2005, 07:57 PM
Good job man, with these results there's no reasons to stop ;0

01-01-2005, 10:22 PM
nice progress!!! looking great :)

01-02-2005, 08:44 PM
Goodgrowin--pretty much in the same boat as you --I'm 49 and just starting---hope I can stick with it---lifted when I was in the Army many years ago and always felt good---now I always feel tired and ****ty---hope this brings it back as it seems to be doing for you. Good luck to you.

01-02-2005, 10:00 PM
Good work man!
My dad is 48 and is starting to feel the effects of aging more than he'd like... I'm trying to get him training, as it really is one of the best gifts that you can give someone.

01-03-2005, 02:39 AM
Yeah I'm trying to do the same. Good work there gg.

01-03-2005, 04:44 PM
thanks. I strongly encourage aging guys to build muscle for health and safety. It put a spring back in my step (except the day after squats!).

01-03-2005, 07:27 PM
Well done sticking it out and you can definitely see the progress. I'm 47 and have been at it for almost 4 years. It is a tough go being older when you start but you can make gains and feel a lot better about yourself. I definitely encourage you to keep at it.

01-04-2005, 06:16 AM
Nice work goodgrowin'! keep it up!!

Rook - you are just happy to see someone older than you on wbb.

01-04-2005, 06:32 AM
good work, you can definitly see a change in your physique keep it up

01-04-2005, 09:03 AM
good job don't stop!

01-04-2005, 09:26 AM
Rook - you are just happy to see someone older than you on wbb.

hehehehe Yupper, I ain't the gramps anymore. :)

01-04-2005, 10:27 AM
hehehehe Yupper, I ain't the gramps anymore. :)
oh you still are, there's just a Greatgramps now. :p

goodgrowin -- nice progress, fella... you're definitely looking thicker.