Training for Older Guys: How to Build Muscle in Your 40s and Beyond

As you get older, you start to lose muscle mass. You also gain fat more easily as your metabolism slows down (caused partly by this loss of muscle tissue). And on top of that, your ability to respond to and recover from exercise becomes compromised.

So if you are an older guy, you’ll have a tougher time building muscle and staying in shape than the younger guys do.

But that doesn’t mean you can’t do it. If you are in your 40s, 50s, 60s – or even older, you can still get tremendous results from your efforts in the gym, provided you realize that you can’t train the same way as you did when you were in your 20s. You need to make some sensible adjustments.

So in this article, I’ll tell you exactly how you should train to build muscle size and strength in your 40s and beyond. Continue Reading →