30+ THREAD. FOR ALL THOSE OLDER THAN 30.

Where are my 30+ bros with a positive attitude? Normies harp on about: "ONCE YOU TURN 30, EVERYTHING SUCKS!" Backs start to crack, bodies turn to shit. bla bla. I can't be the only one for who this sounds absolutely alien. I'm 32.
Well, anon, what are you doing, planning? Any interesting news?

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It really starts to go down hill late 30s not 30

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this...............

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        55 or later

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nah just takes more work and cleaner living
      Everyone I know who has a high stress job and drinks is an out of shape bitch
      Everyone who has a low stress life and has stayed away from drugs and alcohol is doing well
      People with functional marriages and children are doing well, but the first few years of kids means no sleep almost so that really takes a toll on health, but, if they channel that stress not into bad activities again like being a slouch and drinking they bounce back
      People who are more empathetic are doing better
      People who are selfish and narcissistic may get lucky and have more cash but it is never enough, they are not satisfied, they are unhealthy
      To me it’s all been about how people cope to stress and difficultly
      Some have destroyed their lives and are fucked beyond belief
      Or dead

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This is the secret. Eat healthy , avoid drink and drugs and chill out a bit. My dad was like this and he's 50 and people regularly think he's in his 30s.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I don't totally believe this thing about no stress. I know it makes sense... But just like you said about your dad, my dad will be 60 this year. If he wouldn't be almost completely bald, he would look like 30 as well. In his teens, he used to be a professional cyclist but had to stop because of back problems. After that, even though he had a comfy office job, those jobs were really stressful. He was really active his whole life; after he would come home, he would always work something around the house, chopping wood, working in our vineyard, in the forest....or go cycling, playing tennis, swimming... He never put any suncream or anything like that.

          I think it's physical laziness that makes us look much older than we are. Just look at hambeasts in their 40s how disgusting they look.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I think it's almost entirely genetic.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      36 and I'm still good.

      Any dad's ITT? My son is coming up 2 weeks and the night feeding/changing is a fair grind. When does that start tapering off? I think we're doing 2 feeds a night currently.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >we
        bro get yo mom's in to help ur missus nurse. A real man gets ta get up in the morning and make that bread nahmeans?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I assume you're a Black and thus not qualified to give parenting advice.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            White folks been having mammys all out they history but now since we ain't play that no more, y'all ain't care bout our parenting. Get fucked cracker.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              God you’re such an utter worthless pile of trash, go back to Africa already you ape

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              You don't know anything about history if you truly believe that.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Speak English, we don't speak hip-hop

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          What's fuccin poppin my basketball american

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You're always going to be an ugly moron, everything else is a cope

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >bix nood

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Like two to three years at minimum. There will be no need to feed them at night in maybe 6-10 months anymore, but the waking up crying wont stop for a few years.
        That said, things get easier in one way and more difficult in another. My kids are 7 and 5 and parenting became pretty easy atm, but of course there's a ton of duties that come with that age (school this, kindergarden that,...). A friend with his oldest kids being 17 told me that's like the endboss, but I cant imagine that right now. His son seems pretty chill.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Make sure your woman is nursing. You start to get some relief around 6 months when the baby can eat solid foods. The first kid is the hardest.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Dad of two baby boys here: I can't speak for others' experiences, but in our case both were breast-fed and introduced to solid foods the moment they turned 6 months. They eat everything now. The older one is starting to go lmao1plate when he finishes his first servings, asking for more.

        Breastfeeding means that most of the toll is taken by the mother, but you can help as well if she extracts milk and freezes it for later servings.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Don't over do it feeding your sons bro. Be sure to track their macros and get them used to moderation and disciplined eating. My parents didn't and I became a fat fuck as a kid. Keep those boys active and enroll them in sports.

          Don't let them suffer like I suffered.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I'm sorry for you anon. Don't worry, my boys are eating as healthy as their mom&pop. Today they finished their porkchops along with an avocado&tomato tartare, and watermelon for dessert. Now they have been sleeping for a couple hours.

            I want my sons to be strong, tall and vigorous. As any father would, but at least I know about macros and body development, so I can put the best food on their plates.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I made a pact with my wife, she does the changing and I make the milk powder milk (as she didn't like our boy biting on her tits). I've never had to wipe my son's ass or clean up his mess. Her parents / her cousins / our nanny take turns looking after him as well. It's more difficult if you don't have family support. I could never of had a kid in my home country.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          bro if you start your boy on formula he will be obese. It’s all seed oil garbage, tell your wife to nut up and breastfeed.
          You need to nut up and clean up some shit. Or are you a precious little gay?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >has a nanny
          Ngmi

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Results may vary but by about 2 months, start the kid on nap training. Even if they scream their head off, if they've been fed and changed, leave them alone. Span the feedings out gradually by delaying their feeding by 15-30 minutes.
        t. 37 y/o Man whose daughter sleeps seven hours at four months old.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I didn't sleep until my youngest son was almost six. Before that I was in the Marines. I had about 11 years of sleep deprivation and it definitely took a toll on my health.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Dad here, my two boys started sleeping well at about a year old. Still get the odd night that sucks ass but 7/10 are fine.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Sleep training. Look up the Ferber method. Can't really do it until after 6 months, but my son is 10 months and sleeps 11.5 hours a night, straight through.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      According to my IST grandfather things started declining only in his seventies. Just stay active, anons.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This, plus genetics help. My dad and grandma both worked hard into their 80s. They said, if you live that long, your body will totally fall apart once you hit 80.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      2 more weeks amirite?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      32 and I'm feeling ancient. Not too unfit just low T (been tested) and agave been in a 6 year custody battle with my ex wife. I get told I look 35 by my friends. Got more last year and was dating a couple hot college educated women under 25 but stopped going to the gym and I look ancient again. It goes so fast when you are low T

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Test spikes early 30s. Long as you don't do anything that requires you to be quick age doesn't matter until 40s. Fit in my 30s so far has been a buffet for girls lol. How idk even 20 year olds hit on me. Seems door is closing for kids tho. Only problem.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Seems door is closing for kids tho. Only problem.
        why?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What are you? A woman? The door is wide open fren.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Bullshit. I’m 40 in September, and it’s never over. The world you desire can be yours, anon. It’s real, it exists, it is yours.
      When I have more time maybe I’ll make a greentext but the tldr is My shitty marriage ended when I was 36 and now I live in paradise with an aryan Gympawg gf 12 years my junior. This really is the prime of life if you take care of yourself along the way.
      Physique + wisdom. Feelsgoodman.jpg

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Good lad.
        >it's never over

        We need more people like you in here, instead of the incel-doomposting LULZ brigades that swarm the place. I'm

        https://i.imgur.com/4b82sc9.jpg

        Dad of two baby boys here: I can't speak for others' experiences, but in our case both were breast-fed and introduced to solid foods the moment they turned 6 months. They eat everything now. The older one is starting to go lmao1plate when he finishes his first servings, asking for more.

        Breastfeeding means that most of the toll is taken by the mother, but you can help as well if she extracts milk and freezes it for later servings.

        and everytime I see a
        >dads of IST
        thread it warms my heart, knowing that I'm probably talking to the same anons that 10 years ago laughed alongside me in the manlet pits, the scooby skateboard squats, or the ol' lickaroo threads. It warms my heart to know that these IST dads were not long ago complete autistic losers that somehow straightened themselves and got their shit together, and now here we all are.

        Many young anons are lost, and not without reason. Oldfags that have sorta made it have to come around and drop some wisdom nuggets. We need to support each other as well as mentor (even if your mentorage ideas are retarded; it takes a village to raise a child), more now than ever before.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Theres always that step in one's life where some things just click into place and one stops trying so hard to act like an arrogant prick on an anonymous inageboard.
          I agree, we need more people supporting each other and taking things a bit more seriously/from a wiser point of view.

          Im 35 btw, not a dad but an uncle (just a month but still)...i dont know when ill get a chance to raise a family

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          https://i.imgur.com/UbABIxn.jpg

          38 here, still at it. I've pretty much been in maintenance mode for years, I don't really care to be bigger than I am now, I just want to be healthy as I age. I use light weights, slow reps, and my sessions are usually 3 exercises for 3 sets of 12-15 reps. I lift around 3 times per week, each session is almost exactly 30 minutes. I don't use barbells, it's all dumbbells, machines, and bodyweight. My goal is longevity and maintenance so I lift as conservatively as possible when it comes to injury prevention. I'd like to be doing this when I'm 100. Keep at it bros.

          >Are you able to pinpoint to THE decision that determined your life path?
          Was seeing a waste of space stripper for a fuck. Some chick who just made a profile messaged me on dating website. I ignored it for a few days then decided to talk to her and see what happens. 12 years later we have 3 kids and 2 homes.

          https://i.imgur.com/kBBgarden gnomev.jpg

          none of my friends wanted to lift with me, so i created my own lifting buddy

          Dangerously based

          I love IST. It's because of posts like these I feel re-energized and maybe, just maybe, I will end up making it with you all.

          I just want to do calisthetics with my sons in a couple decades. Is it too much to ask?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Nice Anon... if that's you at 40 you're in amazing shape

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        40 years old and still can't figure out how to properly post a picture...

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Cool success bruh!

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        38 here, only a few months into fitness after 15 years of shitty living (overweight, drinks, drugs, etc.)

        Steadily losing weight and making gains but is it basically over for me?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          No. There are no standards anymore. This is the perfect time to be 38 and just getting your shit together. It's really easy to be better than most people right now.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Amazing, I look forward to making it.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Happy for you, anon.

              >There are no standards anymore.
              seriously.
              once you get past 20, people could look a decade older or younger than you.
              people die at 40 and die at 90.
              people deal with problems at 50 years old that others deal with at 18 years old.
              life is so wildly different for everyone, and we're all so unique, that our outcomes can be night and day when compared, once we've had a few decades to let our trajectories advance.
              now with all the information available about health, beauty, exercise, inflammation and longevity, you can really optimize your lifestyle to take years off the clock and be better looking, more capable, quicker, stronger and healthier than almost everyone else in your age group.
              I bet in a few years, people healthmaxxing will set a "new normal" for what's achievable in the 20's/30's/40's etc, and it'll mog anyone who doesn't healthmaxx. The difference in life quality and outcome for a healthmaxxer vs a normie will be insane.

              Yeah, I wish I could prove unhealthy naysayers wrong before they die.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                eat a steak in front of a vegan on his deathbed

          • 2 weeks ago
            pb_runner

            >There are no standards anymore.
            seriously.
            once you get past 20, people could look a decade older or younger than you.
            people die at 40 and die at 90.
            people deal with problems at 50 years old that others deal with at 18 years old.
            life is so wildly different for everyone, and we're all so unique, that our outcomes can be night and day when compared, once we've had a few decades to let our trajectories advance.
            now with all the information available about health, beauty, exercise, inflammation and longevity, you can really optimize your lifestyle to take years off the clock and be better looking, more capable, quicker, stronger and healthier than almost everyone else in your age group.
            I bet in a few years, people healthmaxxing will set a "new normal" for what's achievable in the 20's/30's/40's etc, and it'll mog anyone who doesn't healthmaxx. The difference in life quality and outcome for a healthmaxxer vs a normie will be insane.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Bruh, it's JUST starting for you. Only compare to yourself.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          > is it basically over for me?
          the "you" that is fat, lazy and substance addicted?
          yeah, i hope so.

          you gotta become a new person moron. you got one life. you gotta act like someone you admire

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Checked, and that's some damn fine advice anon. Thanks.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        He is correct but also incorrect. It starts going downhill at 30 because you need more effort to maintain it and can't compete with bruteforce of a youngfag but you're also more disciplined to do so

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this...............

      I am 33. I still believe that excellent form and discipline is more important than youthful levels of test when it comes to good lifting, strength, and building a good physique. I think the issue for older people is more if you let yourself get out of shape and out of practice, you might never get back to where you were. But if you are exercising continuously through your 20s and into your 30s, you can still maintain and progress. Even so, I took two years off during covid and got back into it maybe 3 months ago and am nearly back to where I was when I stopped, and doing much better with some lifts. Right now I can still put up serious weight and maxes that I was doing when I was 18. It feels good

      When people on here stress over how to maximize their testosterone through weird dieting and supplements, I think they should be stressing more over how to develop mental focus (which is something you can "train") and keep dopamine/norepinephrine levels high when you train. And I would choose a good preworkout (that gives good focus and energy) any day over going on gear or TRT which I have tried long ago

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      My dad is 50 and looks good and moves good and still skiis and water skiis and he doesn't even workout, he just keeps busy doing chores and working

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Not really. I feel better in my early 40s than my 30s.
      The main thing is your body is less forgiving in terms of diet and risk of injury. You're not going to get away with a shitty diet and hangovers last at least 48 hours so you can't really drink. You can still train hard (6 days per week) but you have to me much more careful to avoid injury and spend more time on flexibility and recovery.
      The good thing is that hopefully by the time you're 40 your life is pretty stable and it's much easier to stick with a consistent routine.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Not even then. I'm 41, still look and feel great.
      All I'll say is the kids complaining about being old at 25 or whatever must either have the world's worst genes or be doing something incredibly wrong with their diet and training. Most likely both.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I feel the same bro. I’m 40 and ill be 41 in October. Other than a bit of gut fat Im doing great and everyone thinks I’m early 30s.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Only if you let it

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      38 still biggest guy at the gym. Get rekt

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I turned 40 in June and I feel better than I ever have. Mostly due to good diet, very little alcohol, being in a good place mentally and more motivation (want to be a good role model for kids).

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      37 here not for me…. I never did any drugs or smoke and almost never drink…work indoors mostly in labor type jobs with lots of moving and standing….I workout about 4 times a week in addition to my warehouse job. My diet is also great. Lots of Whole Foods and a good balance of vegetables fruits and meats. I eat over 100g of protein everyday. Low body fat good bmi. Also decent teeth , tall, an no hair loss genes run in my family. Super fit and I often have sex with women in their twenties. Point is if you start as early as you can exercising and taking care of your body and eating right you’ll benefit later down the road. Or do nothing I don’t care. I love flexing on losers who let themselves go to waste and are falling apart at 30.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        "Flexing" on "losers" with your minimum-wage 70-IQ pallet-stacking job. Yeah bro, great flex.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous
      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Sick bro! And you eat 100grans of protein a day? A warehouse job you say? Wow I feel like a loser getting flexed on. And you are only 37 that’s incredible

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nope.
      >.t 38
      More alive, in better shape, more confident and more mires than ive ever had in my life.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Well, anon, what are you doing, planning? Any interesting news?
    I'm just shy of 500lbs and am currently on a diet. In the last 2 years, I've been as low as 250lbs and as high as 515lbs. I am actively out of work and on medical leave because I am in so much pain, I cannot physically do my job any more. In this past year alone, I've lost (and then regained) the same 40lbs 4 times. So had I actually stuck to my diet, I'd be down 160lbs. My family demanded I speak to someone and according to the therapist/psych lady, I have textbook body dysmorphia, binge eating disorder, and some anxiety related eating problems. Which explains why I always crash dieted and would do starvation diets. I'm recently 30 and finding out life truly does get horrible when you're getting older and still vastly obese. I'm getting help for my problems and I'm writing down what I eat to try and stick to some semblance of a normal diet.

    If you have children or siblings, make sure you're giving them healthy coping habits. Developing an eating disorder can yield results just as bad as the worst of drug junkies. I've wasted the best years of my youth being a miserable fat fuck and am only now in the early stages of fixing my life.

    pic is a random from my fat hate folder.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I’ll be honest with you if you don’t fix this ASAP you’re gunna die
      You might think you want to
      Trust me on this one, if death stares you in the face you will not want to die
      Not one bit
      Get better anon

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I’ll be honest with you if you don’t fix this ASAP you’re gunna die
        I know. It was the fact that my right knee can hardly function any more because of early onset arthritis. I have no more cartilage in my knee and effected leg. My lower back is in pain all the time to where I can only stand for around 15 minutes at a time. Food doesn't make me happy anymore. I put everything in my life first at the expense of both my mental, emotional, and mostly, physical health. I kept telling myself that if I accomplished *insert life task here*, everything would be better. First it was getting the new truck. Then it was paying off the truck. Then it was well I have to finish my bachelor's AND be entirely debt free. Well I did all that and now I'm still fat and miserable.

        I suppose I have my heart health though. I get so fat because of pastas, rice, and bread as opposed to fast foods and fried stuff. Doctor says my heart is good, but my B6/B12 vitamins is stupidly over the top because of all the sugar free energy drinks I have lmao.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Sounds like you want to change just find out the steps you need to take from the doc and follow them
          Also get multiple opinions from multiple docs on what to do, can’t stress that enough

          There’s this problem a lot have where they think once you get somewhere you’ll be happy and set
          But it doesn’t work like that honestly happiness comes in small bits and that’s ok

          Though yeah definitely no way to cheat or quick change on this one you’re probably going to have to grind day by day and it’ll make you mentally stronger over time
          It’s not hopeless never think that shit

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I've just been taking it one day at a time. One meal at a time. Making sure to not let my eyes be bigger than my stomach and end up over eating. Aiming for 2800 or less calories a day currently.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              You’ll kick it, honestly it sounds similar to a drug addiction at least to me
              If I could stop, anyone is capable
              But yeah it’s a total bitch and some days were pure torture mentally and physically

            • 2 weeks ago
              nutefag

              https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angus_Barbieri%27s_fast

              i would reccomend taking

              vitamin d3 (between 10k and 50k ius)
              vitamin k2
              vitamin b3 (3000 mg a day)
              magnesium (between 600mg-3gs a day)
              fibre
              a teaspoon of potassium bicarbonate a day
              a half teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate a day
              vitamin c
              iodine
              i would also recommend swimming.

            • 2 weeks ago
              nutefag

              please stop consuming sugar free beverages and energy drinks.

              the excess caffienne is not good fo ryou, your circulatory system is already under alot of stress because you are very over weight and also straining your body trying to lose weight.

              and sugar alternatives are toxic to your probiotics in your stomach, and still spike your insulin, its better to have sugar in moderation then to have things like aspartame, asculefame potassium, sucralose,

              Even stevia extract can be problematic in larger doses.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You're so delusional.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You aint fix shit bro.
      The fact we see 500 posts/threads of people saying this same shit every day and maybe 1 or 2 threads reporting any significant process should tell you that you are not going to make it.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Turning 30 in three days and I have never been in a better shape.

    Going to the gym in an hour or so. Keep at it bro.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    30 year old here - best shape of my life even if i started late (27). Best facial looks of my life (i look 24 according to people) i sleep enough, avoid sun and eat mostly greens and meats/fish. Train like a monster 4 times a week since im not a weakwilled lil bich. Most money of my life, most sex of my life (in past 2 years). I think i'll peak at 35 and then we'll see. Thinking i might start /frauding/ when i hit 45 just for the fun of it. People, especially women will say that past 20's its much harder but it really isnt, you just have more to do (work ect) but then again people get retarded and marry (someone they love but that almost always fades) or have kids and lose all their time and freedom. I love being able to move wherever i want, do what i want and enjoy the company of fun, beutiful fuckbuddy women that will play vidya with me naked and cuddle after sex. Just work hard on your body and the looks will come after a few years, your body always adapts. After that learn to be charming, confident and kind. Girls love that shit, not dressing like a poorfag also helps - brand clothes are retarded and unecessary - just go to H&M or whatever and make your own style.
    >pic related, me last year and ive gotten stronger and leaner since
    Goodluck oldfags and young

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Great stuff brother, keep it up

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Stay based King.
      I got married 2 years ago, it's been economically advantageous for me since it allowed me to move to Yurop rather than back to my shit hole home country.
      Also my wife is nice, and I've always found casual sex repulsive.

      Trying to advance myself career-wise by up skilling and seeking opportunities for better jobs, but self education, full time work and making adequate time for the two loves of my life (lifting and my wife's pussy) can be hard to juggle.

      Pray for me, brothers

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        > back to my shit hole home country
        america?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Dyel?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          No.
          I just lurk IST and larp.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      just turned 27 and been lifting for about 6 months so this gives me hope thanks bro

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It gets way better.
        When you hit 30 and see everyone around you getting fat and lazy while you're shredded it's literally mogging all day everyday.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This is the post I needed to see today. Turned 27 last month, just started getting back into lifting last week and going back to school this fall. My school program will take three years and I don't want to miss a workout between now and graduation. I'll be 30 by then and hope to feel the way you're describing. Thanks King.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You lost me at
      >avoid sun

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Fuck you, father died of skin cancer when i was 17, I'm not planning to go through the same

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          it's been proven that too much sunlight ages you and causes cancer.

          Lmao get bent, imagine actually believing
          ((them) that the sole reason of our existence is HAZARDOUS FOR YOUR HEALTH. Just don't overdo it like a retard.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        it's been proven that too much sunlight ages you and causes cancer.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You can't possibly blanket a statement like that. 20mt of sun is plenty for a white guy in the vast majority of NA

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You look great bro, keep it up!

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      31 here, been off and on working out since college, but not as consistently as I have for the past year. You have the ideal body I want OP

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Chad walks amogus

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yo. 32 about to be 33.
    DYEL but pretty good shape despite injuries.
    My work capacity has gone down since I started a new job this year, but I'm still happy with my workouts.
    Pic related. I miss my 3-4 hour long workouts 3-5x per week.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You can get that endurance back flip your workout up a bit and lean to cardio even if you dislike that
      I think our bodies like a change of pace and different exercises instead of grinding on the same ones
      But I have no data just worked for me

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah I definitely need more cardio.
        I used to like running before lifting but these days I just don't feel like running at all. Roadrunning destroys my ankles and treadmill running us boring as fuck. I live in a big city so there's nowhere nearby to trail run.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I am 25, but have been training since 2011. I am a transboomer.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Got down to below 220lbs and lifts are going above 220lbs as well, except bench press and overhead press
    But tbh I'm more worried about losing than getting stronger

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Hoping to hit 3pl8 DL and 1pl8 Bench by the end of year.

    Got into amateur Baseball last year, so I'm prioritising leg gains as a pitcher.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >throw ball with arm
      >prioritising legs
      Very amateur, indeed

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Fucking retard

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Damn I hope I'll look as good as that guy when I reach my 30's.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      turns out all it takes is HGH

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    35, first gym session back after 2.5 years off yesterday. Squatted 80kg for 8 and benched 60kg for 6. I feel so so weak

    Previous best squat was 180kg and snatched 100, clean and jerked 120. Pulled 210kg.

    Hoping to recover some strength in a decent time frame and look better too. Not gonna go wild on the gym as rediscoveres hobbies like biking and climbing. But I'm hoping my previous gains will help even though it was so long ago.

    Anyone else trying to make a return to lifting?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I’ve just been doing outdoors shit haven’t been in the gym since it’s nice out
      Too many options here and they’re all full body and strength and endurance based if you look at like that, more importantly they are rewarding to do
      Don’t freak on it just go back and do that one mellow session when it feels right and ramp up again
      That’s my plan at least

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    37 here, and I don't know what the complaining is about. I've made it, siblings have made it, old friends have made it. Life is good.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I feel weird anons...

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Someone get kimcell itt to translate this minmoron shit

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        He has hypertension you dumb fuck

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Dude
      You need to eat 90% dark chocolate every single day to get that under control

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm 41 and I feel great, life is going so well for me right now.
    I'm annoyed with talking to people though because they all want to bang on about how old they are and whinge about shit, and that's annoying.

    Anyway I'm having a tour through south-east asia and australia in the next few months, looking forward to it, also learning a new musical instrument. Life's good.

    t. boomer cunt

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    38yo, recovering fattie, best shape I've been in since I was 17 and getting better every day.
    Knees are my only thing, I avoid skipping and long runs etc but sprints and squats etc are fine.
    Hair seems to be hanging on too. I pass for late 20s with the zoomies I work with. Most mires come from thirsty milfs who assume I'm younger than them but that happens to be my type.
    Wagmi 30+ bros

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You do not look late 20s

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It also speaks to how shit most people look now tbf. Most people, regardless of age gasp and say "I assumed you were 28-32!"

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >pass late 20s
      Lmao delusional
      Can tell thats bs just from your ugly lower face kek

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Are you able to pinpoint to THE decision that determined your life path?
    >be me
    >2010
    >average skinnyfat biomass. not further noteworthy
    >Decide to join MMA gym
    >First lesson, I have discovered my passion.
    >I didn't even know before that I love sports and to move my body.
    >Can't get enough
    >have been training ever since 10-12 hours a week, never stopped, next classes will be this evening
    >never out of shape again
    >no alc again except special occasions, never been a smoker, nor taken other drugs.
    >be able to light my fire again, when there is a motivational slump by constantly trying to improving and changing training methods (specific training literature, plyometrics, weight lifting routines for fighters....)
    I'm truly content with my life so far and I accredit so that to a large extent to my constant training.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Are you able to pinpoint to THE decision that determined your life path?
      Probably cutting toxic "friends" out of my life when I was in my 20s. I had a problem with not setting boundaries and enabling bad behavior without even realizing it. After an incident that ended with a "what the hell am I doing" moment, I cut old ties and reprioritized everything. It was all upsetting at the time, but it led to me taking my career much more seriously, and to developing relationships with better people. I'm much happier now for it.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Are you able to pinpoint to THE decision that determined your life path?
        Was seeing a waste of space stripper for a fuck. Some chick who just made a profile messaged me on dating website. I ignored it for a few days then decided to talk to her and see what happens. 12 years later we have 3 kids and 2 homes.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Based

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Based

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              based

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >"ONCE YOU TURN 30, EVERYTHING SUCKS!"
      I'm a few months away from 30, but my life just keeps getting better every year. I get more fit, I grow as a person, my dating life gets better, my living situation gets more comfortable, I make more money, etc etc. I can't wait for my thirties, they're going to be the best years of my life (so far).
      I don't know how people think it all goes to shit once your twenties are over. Maybe they just didn't do anything to improve themselves and plateaued (or even decayed) instead of growing.

      >Are you able to pinpoint to THE decision that determined your life path?
      I am. I watched a documentary on Jon Pall Sigmarsson on YouTube and decided that I wanted to start lifting. Everything else sprouted from there. It's been just shy of nine years, and I'm on a completely different path than I would have imagined at the time.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Witnessed all the mires breakdancers got live in person at an event. Breakdancing for 8 years now.

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm 40 and just restarted strength training after a back injury (3 vertebrae popped) at work 6 years ago. Was at the lowest of my life during that time, became an alcoholic, smoked weed every day and put on over 40kg while losing all the muscle I had from a good 10 years of strength training. Had my blood checked late last year while still obese, alcoholic and a stoner, my testosterone came in at a low 340ng/dL. My LDL cholesterol was also at 8 which is horrific and was on my way to heart attack city. Spent from that time to now losing over 30kg, stopped alcohol and weed cold turkey and my testosterone is at 970ng/dL so that's good at least. My LDL has also dropped to 2.1 which is phenomenal. Been feeling great being able to strength train again and this week just started to do some serious back and shoulder volume like the old days.
    We will all make it brahs no matter the set backs we face we can stand back up.

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Turned 40 yesterday. Body's still going strong, lifts are still going up, and my head is still full of hair, but I'd much rather have fucked up back, tendonitis, arthritis and erectile dysfunction on top of that, than deal with existential dread you get when you realize the better half of your existence is done. Wish me happy birthday, you beautiful gays.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What advice would you have for your 25 year old self?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Mentally I don't feel much more mature now than I was at 25 tbh and my lifestyle remains pretty much the same (I'm still posting on IST in the middle of the day for fuck's sake), which might be considered a failure or a win, depending on how you look at it.

        My general advice to youngun's would probably be: find something you like doing that you can turn into a source income (even if it's modest) because having to slave at a job you hate will drain the life out of you faster than anything else.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Different anon here, 32 years old and been stuck at a dead-end shitty job and wanna KMS every day.
          I screen capped this message for motivation.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          This is great advice. I've been doing music since I was 10. When I hit 35 I decided to start joining bands (I'm a very good guitarist, slight flex) and that snowballed into doing big shows and essentially going semi-pro. It's the only thing I really enjoy doing, I get to meet lots of people, and get treated with a lot of respect in that field. If it wasn't for that I hate to imagine how soulless my existence would be. Probably working some dumb tech job and playing video games.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Are you able to make a living doing that? I'm

            https://i.imgur.com/Pyw50V9.jpg

            [...]

            and have been playing guitar for 25 years, always wondered if there's any actual money it outside of teaching.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              At the moment no, I only get about £70-£400 per week from it. This week is an exceptional week (4 gigs in a week) and I'm still only making 500-600. It would require getting lucky with landing certain jobs and it's not just about ability but your image and personality too. Realistically the only way to do it would be to get in a theatre gig, a cruise, or on some tour which means having really good contacts from people.

              I've not tried teaching since it seems oversaturated to me. There's a million shit teachers out there charging too much money and not enough students it seems.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous


                Are you Dave Simpson? I love you man. Seriously though that's not very much money but it is amazing that you can almost make ends meet doing something you love like that. A cruise gig sounds ideal, or you could end up like Pete Thorn and get hired for lots of big shows overseas in Japan and whatnot. Keep on keeping on brother.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                No I'm not him. I do watch Pete Thorn every sunday though and I'd like to get to that point, I think I'm already at his level in terms of ability. I'm not particularly known at all outside of my part of the country. I've played with a singer from the voice, that's about my only claim to fame, otherwise it's working bands and the odd club singer.

                It's not enough to live off but it's enough to cover expenses and have a bit on the side. As another poster said, everyone should have some side hustle as they get older, something they are passionate about. Could be teaching language or sports coaching or whatever. Just don't rot.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >I think I'm already at his level in terms of ability
                If that's true we'll know your name soon enough. I've just played in some cover bands and whatnot but I really stopped practicing a long time ago- in fact, I'd say I stopped improving after the first three years or so and have really just cruised at that intermediate level ever since if I'm being honest. I should really schedule some time every day for actual structured practice as opposed to the usual noodling around.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The best way to improve is to play as many different styles as you can without scoffing at anything. Most players get stuck in ruts playing either blues or metal and never learn to do anything else, the blues guys can only play slow pentatonic licks and the metal guys can only do 3 note per string mindless tremelo picking and power chords. It's vital to be really open minded and go out of your way to play way out of your comfort zone, like learn bluegrass, learn disco funk, neo-classical shredding, gospel, re-harmonising pop songs etc. Each new style you learn will add depth and more solid technique to what you already know. I wish I knew this when I was a teen.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                This is a dumb question but I'm going to ask anyway- when it comes to dating do you think being a professional musician gives you an advantage or disadvantage? On the one hand it seems like an obvious yes since you're on stage and meeting lots of people, on the other it's not financially that rewarding for most people. I could see it going either way.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It's about 20-50% of my income so I'm not fully professional. I don't think it's an advantage or disadvantage, some women love that sort of thing and fantasise about dating a lead guitarist, I get a lot of female attention at shows (not so much in regular life), but other women, normies, aren't really interested and only care about what you can do for them ie taking them on holiday and buying them shit. I tend to date women who are involved in music, I've dated a couple of singers and was asked to date by this voice finalist.

                I think this is why a lot of actors and people in the arts date each other.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >but I'd much rather have fucked up back, tendonitis, arthritis and erectile dysfunction on top of that, than deal with existential dread you get when you realize the better half of your existence is done.
      41 here. This is true, although by my family's genetic history, I'm not quite at the halfway point yet.

      Mentally I don't feel much more mature now than I was at 25 tbh and my lifestyle remains pretty much the same (I'm still posting on IST in the middle of the day for fuck's sake), which might be considered a failure or a win, depending on how you look at it.

      My general advice to youngun's would probably be: find something you like doing that you can turn into a source income (even if it's modest) because having to slave at a job you hate will drain the life out of you faster than anything else.

      >Mentally I don't feel much more mature now than I was at 25 tbh and my lifestyle remains pretty much the same (I'm still posting on IST in the middle of the day for fuck's sake), which might be considered a failure or a win, depending on how you look at it.
      Also same.

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm 33 and I keep getting DOMS after every single workout. Used to be that after some time DOMS would just go away or become irrelevant, but now they last for 3-4 days.
    Anyone else know this >feel?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah dude my doms can last for days now compared to back in the day. It gets better though after a while. But i still need 1-2 days of rest in between sessions. I do full body 3-4 times/week depending on doms and if my muscles feel fatigued or not. Took me like 3 months of consistent hard training to only need 1-2 days of rest in between

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Turned 40 in may. Retired from my first career with a full pension, started on my second. At the gym 7 days a week, because I like it. Most money I've ever made in my life by a long shot. Became a widower in my early 30s, spent a decade smashing college girls and tourists. Found a nice trad-girl to settle down with. We train together, she lifts heavy, doesn't gobble gains. It's pretty much a perfect life, every day is better than the last. Literally the only sore spot I have is we live in Texas, which isn't my choice. But honestly, the DFW area isn't so bad, we live out in rich white ultra suburbia, so nothing to complain about other than the heat.

    Life is fucking good, you can make it if you just keep improving yourself. All you have to do is be a little better than you were yesterday.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Any career advice for a younger ISTizen? I'm early thirties but still behind in my career progression. Want to make more money to go full tradChad mode with land and a cabin. Not sure what skills I need or how to shift gears in my life to a more profitable career.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Sorry, my advice is probably mostly worthless to you. I was fortunate, joined the service at 17. It worked well for me, did about 22 years, and retired with a pensionhealthcarebennies now I'm working in project management- which I have no particular skill in. I was quite literally a nepotism hire. I was the senior enlisted, and worked well with my commander. He retired a year before me and brought me on with him in a similar role.

        So, if I have any advice it's find the right people, and don't burn bridges. The world isn't fair, and you don't get extra points for doing it the hard way.

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm closer to 50 already. I discovered IST quite late after a lifetime as an alcoholic lard bucket and I'm slowly repairing the damage. It's a slow process, but I'm now in better shape than ever and still haven't reached my physical peak.
    I plan to continue lifting as long as I'm alive. Fuck downhill and fuck deterioration.

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Can you still get girls 18-22 yrs when you're in your 30s? I'm 33 and feel old as fuck compared to them, why should I even try

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Depends what you want man. Women seem to be getting more and more deviant around 20 nowadays, especially in cities. I can't tell for sure why, but I can just about make it out. Social media, entertainment, hysterias and ideologies pushed forward by a corrupt, failing establishment really take a toll on young women. Sex with young girls you can definitely get at any age if you're interesting and fit, but the relationships you have with them will not be as fullfilling (again, not in all cases but in most) as what you might expect from meeting women in their late 20s or early 30s, scoping out a good one (the difference is more and more obvious as they age, even morphologically) and dating her.

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Turned 30 this year, I fell off the horse during quarantine because of stress and the lack of work/life balance I had with my previous job amongst other excuses, but I'm now in the best shape of my life. New job, new house, making more money than I ever thought imaginable. All I want to do now is completely pay off my mortgage and have the peace of mind that comes with that. I work full time from home and have a home gym set up. It's a simple life.

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I was in best shape of my life in my mid 30s (33-36) the decline started around 39-40

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This.
      You decline around 35-37.
      You train all you want and eat properly but the hormone difference makes you slowly lose mass and also your skin changes so that tightness you had before isnt the same.
      getting old sucks so get women and get married and shit when young.
      You also start cognitive decline so learn all your skills young.

      The world has it backwards. you should be outside or working all the time in your 20s and getting women.
      Then when you are old and have some money you should be playing video games and shit.
      There comes a point where when you walk into a room nobody gives a shit anymore, whereas when you were 20s everyone would pay attention to you if you were good looking.
      Women have this the worst as when they are 19 and hot, they are the center of attention, at 40 they dont exist if a 20 year old is standing next to them

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        TRT is a thing my friend

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    35 and everything is good, don't really have any complaints. Body and health are still good but my motivation to have an outstanding physique isn't really there anymore, I mostly lift to maintain. Still going out, still seeing friends, having fun, meeting women. I wish everyone the best but it's also fun hearing my friends ask me "When are you finally going to settle down?", and they are all unhappily married or divorced, some with kids, and hate life.

  25. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i only started to get my shit together after 30 and am feeling great

    no sugar, carbs, masturbation, alcohol... anons, it might sound crazy but we've all been tricked into a sugar addiction, and i'm pretty sure porn and masturbation has a feminising effect

    anyway good luck out there bros, i'm sat behind my screen 24/7 too but at least my health and body are improving

  26. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I’m 28 and life is continuing to get better. At the rate things are going, I’m excited for my 30s. No doubt in my mind that my early 30s are going to be better than my early 20s.

  27. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I know I'm early to this thread but I turned 25 a week ago.
    Any advice for me?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      do ketamine. If you fall down a k-hole, just remember you can reset your existence to default if you manage to get a picture of the moving shadows in the corner of your eyes when you've been up for too long. Submit those to me and I'll put in a good word for you.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      do ketamine. If you fall down a k-hole, just remember you can reset your existence to default if you manage to get a picture of the moving shadows in the corner of your eyes when you've been up for too long. Submit those to me and I'll put in a good word for you.

      I don't know how the fuck I responded to you. This reply was intended for a different thread entirely. Ignore.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        do ketamine. If you fall down a k-hole, just remember you can reset your existence to default if you manage to get a picture of the moving shadows in the corner of your eyes when you've been up for too long. Submit those to me and I'll put in a good word for you.

        Lay of the K anon

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I'm about to break through the barrier anon. I can FEEL it. To stop now would discount all the work I've done thus far. They're keeping the secrets from humanity that they have no right to. It may kill me in the attempt to free the truth, but I'm willing to be that martyr.

  28. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >"ONCE YOU TURN 30, EVERYTHING SUCKS!"
    dude, I'm going to be honest with you, hand on the bible kinda shit...

    I'm turning 37 in a few months
    I have not a single gray hair on my head or face
    I have a dad bob currently but rocking 25% body fat
    I have yet to feel "old" as I never wake up stiff or sore
    I work as a delivery driver hooking & dropping trailers all day so I get a full body workout daily... only downside is my thigh muscles are toast at the end of the week
    I still feel like I am 15yrs younger than I am

    so, yeah, the memes about being in your 30s do seem foreign to me as well.

  29. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    34 and life is better than ever.

    In March this year I started eating clean and going to the gym as I'd got a bit fat and out of shape. I'm seeing great results. Have lost a lot of fat while gaining muscle. My abs are starting to come back in.

    I've still got all my hair (thanks in part to finasteride) and almost every new person I meet says I look younger when I tell them my age.

    I'm able to pull girls 10 years younger than me but I'm definitely not getting as many Tinder matches as when I was in my 20s.

    My main vice is drinking too much beer but I seem to be getting away with it for now.

    Goal for the next year is to lose more weight (body fat) and get in the best shape of my life.

    I want to have kids some day but I'm hoping to advance more in my career and side hustles so I can send them to private school. I think I can put it off till 40 or so.

    Sorry for r*ddit spacing

  30. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >old, balding ugly wrinkly dead dick boomers who think being a pathetic old worn out loser is a good thing and now that there in their prime years, they can slay prime 18year old teen pussy
    Kek nice cope gramps, it's over by 30, enjoy your mid life crisis

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Cool story bro. Here's your obligatory
      >>(YOU)
      don't forget to have a nice day at 29.

  31. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >30+ thread
    bros what was life like before the end times? (pre 2001)

  32. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I can't be the only one for who this sounds absolutely alien.
    Depends mostly on the work you have done and stupid shit you committed in drunken madness in your early 20s.

    If you sat in an ACd office since 25 then yeah, its hard to have any pain. If you worked manual labour you will be half cripple by 32.

    I know because I am. Over 30 its over for most.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      been working a manual labor job since age 15.

      the reason laborers are in poor physical shape is because they don't work out, their lifestyle is shit, and they don't even work properly or manage their fatigue.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >because they don't work out, their lifestyle is shit, and they don't even work properly or manage their fatigue.
        I agree and 90% of manual labour jobs dont let you do that. You are worked to death or get the boot.

        You probably worked on your dads giant farm eating top tier food and sitting down whenever you wanted to. Try construction work or doing the same movement for 8 hours a day in a factory while you only got a small 20min break to force feed and shit.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          everything you've listed is in violation of basic worker rights, try not living in a third world shithole, most labor jobs are not like that at all.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >try not living in a third world shithole, most labor jobs are not like that at all.
            welcome to europe. germany, austria, lichtenstein, switzerland is like that.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              i'm from the netherlands, no issues at all, we don't slave it too hard and we're upper middle class.

              there's severe shortages in almost every labor sector and they're not able to get away with that kind of shit.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >i'm from the netherlands, no issues at all, we don't slave it too hard and we're upper middle class.
                Well no shit your people grow over 6 feet tall and can get mortgage without 0% paydown. You got legal weed, shrooms and prostitution and got awesome education and healthcare.

                You literally live in heaven. I hate this moron tier austria so much I will take out as much loans and max out many credit cards as I can before I vanish and never return. Fuck this place.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I didn't know austria was this much of a shithole.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                its ok if you middle class or above. basically same families rule over the lands for hundreds of years. they dictate laws and politics. modern serfdom. wages havent grown for almost a decade, public healthcare is overburdened and generally trash, people are not very educated or smart on avg, working yourself into an early grave is praised. 10% downpayment is not enough anymore, 20% minimum and a house costs around 500k while most people earn around 1500.

                Its a shithole.

                You look pretty good tho. Good job anon.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It has absolutely nothing to do with labor laws.

            Those jobs take a lot of energy on a daily basis. It's very hard to find the time and energy to exercise on top of that. I knew a twenty two year old gym rat who tried working in masonry at my job and he mostly stopped going to the gym. If you're not a tough motherfucker on the genetic level you just can't do it.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This. My grandad who is in his mid 80's worked a manual job until from 14 years old to his 70's. He was self employed thus answered to no one but the customer. Kept to the same routine every single day at work; 2 hours work, 15 min break with an hour at lunch. Always put the work down at 5pm.

        The old man is still in great shape, climbs trees, dances (was a semi-pro latin american dancer from the age of 30-50, which he did 4 times a week along with his job), has a massive allotment where he grows most of his own food, massive garden he has kept in great shape for the past 50 years and ate the same veg + meat every single day his entire life. 0 long term health issues, 0 long term joint or muscle issues, no heart issues.

        Shame all you gays won't get to work like this as governments across the world have made it nearly impossible to own your own labor. He only stopped working because it was mandatory to have insurance + licenses that cost tens of thousands a year and made it impossible to be self employed. We are all getting cucked into be wage slaves this day and age.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yep I had to close down my side businesses for the same reason. They are doing it on purpose. Luckily my job isnt that bad as far as things go but still.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It's a disgrace that the average man cannot own the sweat off his own back this day and age. The insurance, license shit isn't there to benefit consumers (it often raises the price without raising quality) but there to quell competition against bigger companies and to force it so that all the talent is owned by those at the top of the chain. Utter bullshit little guys like you and my grandad were put out of business. I really hope this farmer shit in the Netherlands spreads as it will hopefully reverse a bunch of this shit across the west.

  33. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm 32 and pregnant with my second kid. I post occasionally about being in shape as a mom. People think I'm younger than I am, and the main reason is probably that I'm thin, and it's just sort of expected that a woman will be fat by her 30s, especially if she's married with kids.

    You really just need to avoid things that actively age you. Avoid sun exposure, avoid gaining a ton of weight (especially during pregnancy), avoid drugs and alcohol, avoid sitting around all day. Lifting and cardio are good, but you can't outlift a shitty lifestyle, and it will have caught up to you by your 30s.

    Also, retinol.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Post feet haha

  34. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Men peak at 30s but you fall off the cliff in your late 30s if you haven't taken care of yourself.

    You will literally need to be supplementing test once you hit 40.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >supplementing test
      No you fucking don’t.
      You can fix damn near everything with diet, the earlier you start the better.
      Stop drinking so much goddamn beer for one, it’s estrogenic. Drink raw eggs, they’re anabolic. Eat red meat. Eat delicious fruits. Use rage as a tool when working out.

      Nice Anon... if that's you at 40 you're in amazing shape

      Took the pic yesterday

      https://i.imgur.com/RFUDk83.png

      40 years old and still can't figure out how to properly post a picture...

      Listen here sonny

      41 year old here, still getting mired by early twenties women. Will it ever end? Yo I don't know - Vanilla Ice. Hahaha.

      >yeahthatsright.png
      Very comfy feel to have eyes on you.

  35. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I am not 30+

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Where are the bouncers ? They really let anyone in nowadays....
      *adjusts tie*

  36. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    41 year old here, still getting mired by early twenties women. Will it ever end? Yo I don't know - Vanilla Ice. Hahaha.

  37. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    All the 30+ anons that post about getting women throw themselves at them. Were you slaying in your 20s? Don't give youngfags false hope.
    Not trying to blackpill or demoralize anyone, but if you were an incel in your 20s, and unless you drastically change everything about yourself (which most won't or can't because they're too much in their own ways), you will continue being an incel in your 30s. This shit doesn't suddenly turn around

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You just need to look ok, and hide your powerlevel. Preferably be in situations where there are numerous women bacause then they wil begin to compete among themselves for you (weird foid social instinct).

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Incel has become a meaningless buzzword. What do you mean? I had my first gf with 31. However, neither am I ugly, nor have a repulsive character. I'm slightly introverted, which means I recharge my batteries when I'm alone. Nonetheless, I love going to parties and festivals and do wild shit. My only issue with women was "sealing the deal." I had women showing blatant affection to me but for some reason, I could never do the final push. As soon as a woman wanted me, I lost all interest and stopped giving a fuck, even though I wanted to fuck her a few minutes before. At some point, it clicked, and the issue was gone. I believe I accepted a fundamental character trait of mine, of which I thought that it had been character flaw and this supposed flaw is actually one of my biggest strengths.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >As soon as a woman wanted me, I lost all interest and stopped giving a fuck, even though I wanted to fuck her a few minutes before. At some point, it clicked, and the issue was gone. I believe I accepted a fundamental character trait of mine, of which I thought that it had been character flaw and this supposed flaw is actually one of my biggest strengths.
        Yoo what was it? I also do this shit

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I didn't have a hard time getting girls in my 20s but my girls were from working in retail. I met some girls from Craigslist because dating apps didn't really exist yet and weren't popular. And yes, at my age women are *easier* to get and way more compliant. Way less cold relationships, way more girls treating me like I'm a catch.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >retail
        No kidding, I worked at Hot Topic for a year and fucked half the girls in there. Prime environment to meet sluts.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah these dumb zoomers completely skip retail which is the easiest place to develop relationships with random girls. Also dated a couple girls when I worked in fast food. If you have any sort of personality and are positive you'll have girls at the job who like you.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >positive
            Yeah, it helps to have a good attitude. One girl said I was the nicest person that worked there. But I've also commonly been told that my "I don't give a shit" attitude is a major attraction.

            For the benefit of any inexperienced anons reading: Do not be a "nice guy". Be you. Have respect for yourself first and foremost, and enjoy life. Be good to everyone who accommodates that, and tell everyone else to go fuck themselves.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Most "nice guys" aren't nice, they're manipulative. They're a big difference between being nice because you like being nice and being nice because you think that's what other people want. Real nice guys have boundaries and will say no. Fake nice guys will let people take advantage of them with no repercussions.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >There's a big difference between being nice because you like being nice and being nice because you think that's what other people want.
                Exactly. The problem "nice guys" have is they think women are the key to happiness and can't just be normal happy people around them. They need to learn to be genuinely content first.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I was skinny when I was in my twenties and I was balding since I was like 22 so for almost 10 years I was walking around with really shitty hair I was too scared to buzz. Around the time I turned 32 I was already a bit bigger and I buzzed the cope hair off and just embraced my new self. I would probably slay a lot more if I still had hair, don't get me wrong, but being bigger, more confident and comfortable around others is what mostly drives my success now.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >This shit doesn't suddenly turn around
      No one said it will suddenly turn around. I did well in my 20s; I did well after my 20s. If that makes my opinion not count than so be it, but the point is you can continue to get women.
      That said I think someone potentially *can* turn it around the way you meant it at any age, if they actually want to and actually correct whatever was holding them back. A lot of them do not.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I was embarrassingly lonely in my 20s because the military didn't check if I was fucked in the head or not before I joined. Got kicked out, given 100% VA disability due to mental illness, lived over a decade in absolute emotional turmoil with a condition that has a higher suicide rate than trannies.

      Pulled my shit together in my 30s due to a series of extremely small steps, lost weight, started talking to girls, started lifting, stopped smoking, now I have a girlfriend, and more importantly, the self-love and respect it takes to secure a bright future.

      You only let yourself get in the way, in the end.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What mental illness with high suicide rate? Schizoid?

  38. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    mid-30s anon here. I'm stronger now than I've ever been.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      steroid ape.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      turn off the filters you primadonna gorilla

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What filters?

  39. 2 weeks ago
    pb_runner

    I'm in my 30's. I started learning about nutrition and fitness 1.5 years ago. Started running every day 1 year ago, stopped running and transitioned to lifting 2-3 months ago. Also tried fasting and a ton of different diets. Was calorie counting the whole time until 2-3 months ago. I went from 200lbs at my highest to 132lbs at my lowest. I've stabilized at 135lbs for a few months now. Waist keeps shrinking, and all my muscles keep getting bigger. Every time I walk into the gym I wonder whether I'm going to have a breakthrough or advance some muscle group or technique. It's exciting. Also got LASIK a few months ago. And started working on my social skills a few years ago. And started seriously learning how to cook and bake a year or two ago as well. In fact, I made my first lard pie crust from scratch last night, and in a few hours I'm going to pop a cherry pie into the oven. If you put your mind to it, you can become a better, more attractive person, and live a more exciting, fun and fulfilling life. It takes work, it's not easy, but you can do it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >135lbs
      Man you are skeletor. Happy for you I wish I looked good at 135lbs but Im not. Eating over 2400kcal a day is a job for me.

      • 2 weeks ago
        pb_runner

        thanks 🙂
        >Eating over 2400kcal a day is a job for me.
        ahaha really? wish i had your problems. ive always had an issue with eating too MUCH. even now I have to run mantras through my head multiple times a day to prevent myself from overeating, and i run calorie and protein calculations in my head before almost every meal, even if i stopped formally keeping a calorie counting diary months ago and stopped weighing/measuring food. it would be so easy for me to just eat more. if you are having trouble getting 2400 calories a day trust me there's gotta be a ton of ways to make it easier. you could start having more meals per day, like 4 instead of 3. you could start snacking. you could add calorie dense food to your meals like a side of cheese or salami or something. there are so many ways to add good calories to your diet, that don't involve eating shit candy bars and garbage "energy bars" and other crap like junk food and soda etc. if you just swap out low and reduced fat products for full-fat products you'll gain an extra few hundred calories a day from that alone. if you're having trouble eating that much, you could also try doing some more intense exercise. if i do intense exercise, then even if i burned 600 calories, ill wanna eat like 800-1000. idk. wish i had your problems!

  40. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >turn 30
    >heart palpitations become prominent
    >knees hurt all the time
    >keep waking up hours before my alarm for no reason (might be sleep apnea)
    >grey hair on temple
    >no desire to masturbate or get hard
    What the fuck this happened literally overnight

    • 2 weeks ago
      pb_runner

      >keep waking up hours before my alarm for no reason (might be sleep apnea)
      >no desire to masturbate or get hard
      these feels, i feel them. i feel the feels

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it literally sounds like you're having test problems, not due to age either

  41. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    At 33 fitness doesn't feel much different than when it was when I was 25 getting into it. It has to be all cope, now I just assume 50 is actually the point where things really go downhill. The only thing I think is different at my age is the novelty of everything is worn off. Takes a lot to get me excited.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm 33, too. I don't feel different than I did at 13, just stronger. Good diet, and no stupid injuries will take you all the way to 60 in prime condition.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Now that TRT is accepted for aging I think men are going to be riding their prime for a long time.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah, but I won't be doing it. My experiment is to see what I'll end up like after practicing exactly what I've preached my whole life. I expect to at least make it to 120.

  42. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    37, best shape of my life, overall feel fantastic and my Dr says I'm in perfect health. Didn't start lifting until I was 30'ish then on and off for a while. Used to run alot so i was always skinney so health was always good. Really buckled down lifting the last 2-3 years. I chose not to waste my life so I'm married with two preteens and a busy career so it does get harder to find time when you embrace reaponsibility. Only thing I notice is when I drink heavy on the weekends it can whip my ass now but my desire to drink has decreased as well so it's not that bad. I see other dads with disgusting belly and I don't want my kids to remember me that way.

  43. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    45 years old. I’m happy where I am physique-wise. Right pic is current.
    That said, I’m always a bit sore and stiff. Any injury you get post 40 is going to be permanent, so you really have to check your ego when lifting. I’m constantly dealing with some nagging injury (knees, back, shoulder, etc). Also - rest and nutrition become paramount, not just optional.
    Get your bloodwork checked and supplement as necessary, whether it be TRT, vitamins, etc.

    Making money is easy now. Fucking women half my age is a challenge, but still doable. So all in all, not a bad place to be in life.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Looking good brehhh. How tall? Manlet? Mirun stomach fat%.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Thanks man. I’m 6’2, about 175 in both pics.

  44. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    29 yo NEET here. Doing great on my calisthenics training for about 5 months now, people are mesmerized about my strength and agility capabilities. I'm beyonded fucked with money tho, feels bad. I rope I get rich with cripto by the end of the year, but if not, I might join the police, bros... I don't wanna be police, bros.... To make things worse, I think I need a new PC.

  45. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >finally think i've rehabed my shoulder for bench
    >bench on monday, feels good
    >no pain on tuesday
    >joy
    >pull workout on wednesday
    >wake up with shoulder pain again
    >in a different spot
    faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack

  46. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    31
    Still kinda dyel
    Still kinda skinnyfat
    Still don’t know how to talk to women, actually got harder
    Still have no clue what my life is about
    Still cry at times just because
    Still kinda hate everybody
    No wonder they mistake me for 23

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The secret is to not have an ounce of anger in your body.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's not anger, it's the bitterness of always being last. Anger can be used as motivation to make you a winner. Bitterness slows you down and makes you a loser.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What's wrong with anger? I'm full of it feels unhealthy.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Come on dude, get your shit together

  47. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    38 here, still at it. I've pretty much been in maintenance mode for years, I don't really care to be bigger than I am now, I just want to be healthy as I age. I use light weights, slow reps, and my sessions are usually 3 exercises for 3 sets of 12-15 reps. I lift around 3 times per week, each session is almost exactly 30 minutes. I don't use barbells, it's all dumbbells, machines, and bodyweight. My goal is longevity and maintenance so I lift as conservatively as possible when it comes to injury prevention. I'd like to be doing this when I'm 100. Keep at it bros.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      no barbell?
      also how much do you bicep-curl?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No barbell. Here's my last pull day
        >bodyweight pullups: 10/10/10
        >bodyweight inverted rows: 15/13/12
        >25lbs dumbbell curls: 12/12/12
        Everything is with a very slow cadence, I really focus on a slow burn with good form and feeling the mind muscle connection

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      how the hell do you maintain this by doing 3 exercises, 3 times a week? is this a joke?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        [...]

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          how long u been working out?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Fifteen years. It was mostly cardio and calisthenics early on. The progress pic only tells part of the truth, I was bigger before that first pic but covid shut my gym down so I shrank and was kind of regaining some of the muscle as opposed to building it for the first time. Maybe I should have a before-the-before pic for context.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              yea dawg post the before-the-before pic.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Took this pic at the gym on the final day it was open before closing for the next year due to the coof.

  48. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Gay pants aside, im feeling good at 32. Still have my hair, hit 1.5/2/4/4, finance secured, and its easier than ever getting women. Honestly, its pretty easy to maintain a positive attitude now because my 20's kinda sucked. Was broke so I couldnt go out with my friends who made it early professionally, and couldnt go to very many places where women were at. Figuring the money problem gave me the breathing room to start getting back into shape. Once that was fixed, I was able to start building back my social life that decayed from being a broke bro. It really is a journey, but it's pretty worth it in the end and im looking forward to what is to come.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you look dyel. your granny probably got rekt so now you got her house or something.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Proud of you anon

  49. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    none of my friends wanted to lift with me, so i created my own lifting buddy

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Aww
      Have a nice workout anon

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Babed

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Based. I'm having my son do chinups. Will get him little weights soon too. It's important to develop musculoskeletal especially now because not as many kids seem to be doing sports, at least where I am. I remember doing flag football and soccer in second grade and they don't do anything here until like 7th grade or something crazy. It's probably part of why everyone is either fat or skelly

  50. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    honestly if you are 30+ and you are just starting to lift dont bother its over you will never make it and you will never slay pussy give up

  51. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    35 and still dyel + no tan + L + ratio + cringe

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I like the paint and tiles, that's a comfy bathroom

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Its pretty chill

        how much used tampon is in the tampon bin? how rancid is the smell?

        Thats a plastic bag which happens to NOT fit the bin, but no its more like used qtips or makeup cotton stuff

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      how much used tampon is in the tampon bin? how rancid is the smell?

  52. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    48 reporting in, been lifting for 27 years, and while I got fucked with strongman-related injuries back in my 30s, I'm getting ready to match my old deadlift PR in a month and am on track to hit it. Goal is to add 20 more lbs. at end of the year. You CAN make it as you get older, just that you have to train a bit more intelligently and not eat like shit to get the results you want.
    The shit you could pull off in your 20s no longer applies as you get older. Be smart, plan ahead, and stay the course to keep getting better with age.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      who the fuck talks about PR lifts? thats only for autists. We wanna stay young, fresh and good looking.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >he gave up on trying to be strong
        Nah, that's for gays, I don't plan on stopping chasing PRs until my body tells me it's time, and we ain't there yet.
        I've been married for 20 years, I'm not chasing ass so being an aestheticsfag isn't my thing, I'd rather continue to be 220+ lbs., look strong, and have the ability to back it up with my lifts.
        To each their own, but giving up on what I enjoy isn't in the cards.

  53. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >35
    >dyel

    Tall and lanky. Made good gains for 8 months and then stalled. Got my t tested and it's low. Doctor suggested TRT. Think I'm going to bite the bullet.

  54. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Depends on what exactly people mean. I'm 40 and look better now than when I was 30, and better at 30 than I did at 20. Physique and skin are all on point and tight. I have more money now than I did back then too, I'm not rich but I can treat myself to things and don't live payday to payday.

    But other things suck, like dating. The dating pool just gets worse and worse the older you get. The decent women get snapped up, and all you are left with are used up single mothers and mentally ill feminist types. So you can't realistically look forward to being in a loving relationship, you just have to begrudgingly compromise for sex.

  55. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >29
    >Not fat
    >Not really fit either
    >Get ED if I don't lift consistently
    inb4 porn I don't even masturbate.

  56. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Im 38. picked up bjj and im smashing guys half mybage, no problems keeping up.

  57. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone started a business that you now run online or over the phone? I respect ISTizens 100x more than ISTtards that's why I'm asking here

  58. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Turned 28 today, counting myself as 30 cuz i have been through a lot of shit, this is a years progress from a week ago, I didn't have the mental fortitude to make any significant gains when I tried when I was younger..

    Ye, our bodies are still peaking but how what does it matter? Our youths are gone? And no, fucking 19 year olds doesn't mean r u youthful, our imaginations and innocence and sence of hope and wonder are gone. All the family deaths + the passage of time wears ur brain wiring out.

    U can be stronger better and smarter than ever, you will never be as happy unless u got gang rapped repedetly in ur childhood or something.

    >hurr durr not mine
    Ur either an outliner or too low iq to understand how fucked up life is or just plain old had a good life and family structure(in other words outliner)

    Also I'm a psychedelics guy but I'm REALLY starting to appreciate whiskey as I age

    Also, worst part is there's nothing I could say to do to convince my younger self to enjoy the moment and work on my spritual progress instead of working towards temporal shit, there was no way for me to appreciate the moment, knowing life is gonna hit you and having it hit yoy are too different animals

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >doomerposting
      start a meditation practice anon, you don't need the alcohol, you can be at peace.

  59. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    37 here and looking better than 90% of coworkers around the same age. Can't shake feeling old though. That number (37) is scary. 40 is right around the corner. Will have to get a routine colonoscopy at 45 and anesthesia is my biggest fear in life. dunno how I'm gonna cope.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >going to the doctor
      What a stupid idea. What are you doing wrong that you need to constantly monitor your asshole? Only people who do things wrong go to doctors. Stop being a fucking retard.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        bro its proper precaution to get a colonoscopy at 45-50 years of age. ass cancer is no joke, and its pretty common nowadays given all the chemicals and shit they put in our foods.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          i have crohns so i have to get them done every 3-4 years its nothing to worry about
          they take like 10-15 years to turn to cancer too

          and the anasthetic is the best part, not eating for 2 days and drinking 3 litres of laxative is 100x worse

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Based fellow crohnsposter. I'm on the toilet rn.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              literally had one done last week and no signs of crohns first time in 15 years in remission

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Will have to get a routine colonoscopy at 45 and anesthesia is my biggest fear in life. dunno how I'm gonna cope.
      For what it's worth I'm 30 and got my first colonoscopy earlier this year. The hardest part was having to drink this nasty laxative powder that makes you shit. And then shitting liquid for 12 hours until you are completely empty.
      Slept through the entire thing and didn't feel anything.
      The best part is I remember sitting on the toilet at my house after and farting for an hour because they filled me up with air. Farting is a great satisfaction when you're bloated

  60. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'll continue on business as usual. If you worry about age like that you're like a woman.

  61. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Turned 30 last Oct. Embarked on a religious oath at year’s beginning involving diet and exercise.

    I am getting strong. Just need to get my money right.

  62. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >34yo boomer
    Not posting a photo, because I have a classic, unimpressive skinnyfat physique.

    I am happy about where I am financially, careermaxxing has paid off and I now own my own business and make a significant amount of money without too much stress. Last year I started a second company that does adventure travel, no significant revenue so far, but it’s a fun challenge and I get to travel places and write it off as a business expense.

    I haven’t been as good about prioritizing training and as a result have an unimpressive skinnyfat physique instead of something impressive. Working on it… I am doing better about sticking to training and eating clean while flying 2-3x/month.

    My only regret so far has been that I didn’t wife one of the nice girls I dated in my 20’s. I know some guys like being single in their 30s, but I just find it to be a huge hassle. Women take up an incredible amount of time and energy, and the return on investment is pretty weak. Dating is depressing. The obvious dumpster fire girls aren’t the bad ones, it’s the girls who seem to have everything together, then you find out how bitterly cynical, financially ruined etc. they are.

  63. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just turned 30 earlier this year and I feel no different than when I was 23.
    All I really hope for is I can find a qt in her early 20s that will marry me and have kids with me.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >you’re not a catamite of the state if it’s a man in a white coat
      Fuck off, and fuck doctors.

  64. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    coming up on 29 in about 3 months and I'm honestly terrified. I want to do better but everything seems so pointless. I'm in full control over my diet and fitness, but I just choose to not get my shit together because everything else about my life seems so stacked against me. It doesn't seem worthwhile at all. I don't think I'll see 40, one way or another. Lifting doesn't make me feel better about other stuff, it just makes me tired and ready for bed earlier meaning more time to sit and think about how I was dealt such a shit hand.

    I'm still going to the gym 4 days a week minimum, but there's no real driving force behind it. Just another semblance of going through the motions that I've added to my days.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Whining zoomer gays piss me off.

      This is one thing I have noticed about getting older. Everyone around me seems to have become incompetent fools I have to babysit and it pisses me off to listen to them bitch about bullshit like I'm supposed to give a fuck or fix their mess of a life for them.

      Other than that if you stay fit you will watch 20 year olds break down long before you do. Strength gains are a slow increase and you must stretch properly, it's not optional.

  65. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have tortured my body:
    >fighting (boxing)
    >excessive drinking and drugs
    >lack of sleep
    >insane stress
    >fucking everything in sight. Literally 4 different girls in one day at times.
    >ate like shit or didn’t eat at all

    Until I was like 27. I am now 29. I feel pain all over everyday lol. If you care for yourself you’ll be fine.

  66. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >another old posters thread on IST
    >guys still so autistic they/re posting on IST in their late 30s, even 40s
    >still have no wife or children, always bragging about how conveniently they are fucking so many countless hot young teens/early 20s girls
    >of course everyone is also "always" being mistaken for being 10-15 years younger than they are
    >also coincidentally the people still posting on IST at this ridiculous of an age are just dominating every aspect of life as well

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >>guys still so autistic they/re posting on IST in their late 30s, even 40s
      Where the fuck should we post you retard? You think somehow your brain devolves to such a state at 40 that you go to reddit or Instagram instead? Look man, spending time with family is great but I have a job and need to relax just like everyone else does, that shit doesn't change once you get older.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >"relaxes" by going on fit
        yeah man everyone here is so relaxed.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >>guys still so autistic they/re posting on IST in their late 30s, even 40s
      That is just a good thing. Why should you become boring and normie as you get older?

  67. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I turned 30 at the beginning of the year and my life has pretty much been as worthless and pathetic as a life possibly can be. The worst part is that I just sat here and lived through all my 20s not caring. I cannot even comprehend how I graduated from college at 22 and just sat here doing literally nothing for 8 years.

    What turning 30 did for me is realize how utterly completely worthless I am and now thinking about my life has driven me to endless suicidal thoughts rather than wanting to somehow pick up the pieces and try to fix the life I have wasted because I know that I am completely ruined as a person. I have panic attacks every single day and regularly lose sleep having panic attacks near crying in the middle of the night about how worthless my life is.

    Nice to see that all the people in their 30s and somehow even 40s who are still on this shithole website are actually all very successful. I would have figured people this age still on here are all pathetic losers like me.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Have you posted about this before?

      >and just sat here doing literally nothing for 8 years.
      So you basically browse IST everyday for 8 years. That is not all you do but its part of the daily websites you post on isn't it? How many posts do you think you post here daily? 10?20?50?
      How much do you troll and LARP just to get (YOU)s?
      How petty do you get in arguments on here?

  68. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm 32, started at 30, former planetoid
    Never felt better honestly, no chronic pain or anything like that despite an exceptionally unhealthy lifestyle throughout my 20s
    I get brief mild injuries from time to time that seem scary at first but they usually go just as quick as they came

  69. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I’m 58 and have been the same size since high school; 140lb 5’9”
    I did ballet and gymnastics growing up and have never had an inch to pinch on me
    Never counted calories, just ate when my body told me I was hungry.
    In school it was always a glass of milo, no lunch and I only ate dinner when I got home from playing outside
    It’s always a glass of milo when I wake up but I still don’t eat through the day
    All my mates that have got old drink like crazy, quit sports once they started working and use kids as an excuse for gaining 20 kilos

  70. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm 37 and have noticed absolutely nothing downhill at all physically. I would like to believe I have taken care of myself very well. It almost feels like I'm immortal, like I will be like this forever. However, as the number 40 looms, I am psychologically coming to accept that things are going to be going downhill soon. Both catastrophising (blackpill) and in denial (bluepill) about aging are bad ways to go.

    I personally think posting a lot here after 30 or so is kind of loserly even though I'm guilty of it myself sometimes. It's not, of course, that IST is some cool hip place for zoomers and older people just don't get it, but the exact opposite that it's kind of basic and shit. We should be graduated from this shit long ago. But maybe once in a while, boards like IST or IST or even IST, it's not so bad. .

  71. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I turned 32 a few months ago and I've never felt better. My 20's were rough. Depression, tried to off myself, spent years getting shit diagnosed that should of been picked up when I was an infant. Was hard coming to terms with a lot of shit like I'll never be able to really hold down a job between bouts of managing illness which will flare up for life or having a wife and kids cause it would unfair to curse that on people who rely on me. Since lockdowns ended last year I've picked weights up, lost weight, added strength (250lbs @ 5'10 down to 195lbs, bench 50kg > 110kg). Best thing about training is i've lost years off my appearance. Most people want to see my ID when I say I'm 32 and put me in my early 20's. Deciding between roids + cut or just staying fluffy and putting strength on as is the way of the natty.
    >Thanks for reading my blog.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Depression, tried to off myself, spent years getting shit diagnosed that should of been picked up when I was an infant. Was

      what stuff got diagnosed? i ruined all of my 20s as well depression, etc.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Anxiety, depression
        which come hand in hand it seems
        >Bi-polar disorder
        Should of been spotted by schools.
        >Assburgers
        Again should of been spotted by schools

        I feel for you brother. I wouldn't wish depression on rapists and murderers. The tablets didn't do shit for me (they are no better than placebo according to recent studies and just fuck up your brains ability to make its own neurotransmitters). My advice would be to find a way to try and not beat yourself up about it and apply yourself to literally anything if you're struggling. As cringe as it sounds, when I was really bad 5 years ago, becoming one of the best tanks in world of warcraft saved my life and provided ample distraction to my issues.

  72. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    38, turn 39 in 2 weeks. Getting IST for the first time in my life. Hit my highest weight of 242 last october and became determined to give myself a great body at least once in my life. Down to 188 and plan to keep going until im 165-170 and then start bulking.

  73. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I lost weight, got a decent career established, got my own place, and improved my mental health to the point I almost have a healthy ego. This was all between 29 and 31. Never felt better in my life

  74. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    my back hurts

  75. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Greg Doucette with elite genetics, trains and eats immaculately, on trt and the only part of 2/3/4/5 he can do now is literally the deadlift that he got his world record in. Sure 2/3/4/5 is a very elite standard and he didn't specifically train for it, but a world record holder as fastidious as Greg damn. I'm not sure I want to know what Schwarzenegger etc. can lift these days.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i really dont care about a roiding fake weighter brother

  76. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Thanks for the babby advice anons. Another question, he's quite happy and calm in his cot but doesn't actually go to sleep. Is that an issue? Not gonna lie it's pretty terrifying at 3 in the morning having him just stare at me in silence.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Just hang out with him, talk to him, tell him the things you know and about yourself. Imprint yourself on his subconscious anon, he’ll never be more receptive. This pays huge dividends for both of you down the road

  77. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Hello. I turn 30 in one week, what can I expect?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Penis caterpillars

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        what

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Wizardhood

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I have made sex with many of the ladies

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          How many ladies you made sex with?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Uni people will think you're a creep and you must now only socialize with coworkers.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >mfw I have eternal baby face

        How many ladies you made sex with?

        at least 5, perhap more

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Babyface doesn't help. When they ask your age and you say 30 they will immediately stop talking to you. It's just the number 30

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >When they ask your age
            Honestly when does this ever happen? Who asks someone their age?

            Gtfo Chad, why you here and not make sweet sex with lady women.

            Sorry anon, I am clearly in the wrong place

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              every chick thats interested in you

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Gtfo Chad, why you here and not make sweet sex with lady women.

  78. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    All the dudes in this thread saying their life has never been better is making me feel pretty hopeless man. I just turned 32 and I feel like no matter how much I do things the right way (fitness/lifting and otherwise) I never seem to get anywhere. It’s like I’m missing some piece to the puzzle. Happy for all you bros who are killing it, I hope to figure out what you all have eventually.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      for me it was working out less 4 for 50-60min instead of 6 for 1-2hours and adding protein to my breakfast on top of shake after workout
      those two things made me go from no real gains in size to blowing up

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      My life only started turning to the better around 3 years ago which happens to be when I was 32

  79. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    36 here. Dating a 24 year old 9/10 who’s a year away from getting her doctorate in physical therapy. We’ve been together for 3 years and still have sex every day. Her libido is almost as high as mine. Going to propose soon and start having kids. Still have all my hair, still have 20 year olds sliding into my DMs. No back pain or aches of any kind.

    Living in the beautiful state of Montana doing work that I love. Solid friend group. Still natty, test is around the 900 mark.

    I’m also very good looking. You can be autistic and if you’re good looking enough girls will find it charming. I wish all my other 30+ bros the best of luck, what you want is there, just take it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >still have 20 year olds sliding into my DMs
      what

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How tall r u

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        5'7 but I always wear combat boots with 2 inch insoles, shoulder pads and style my hair upwards to get me another inch visually. I can pass as 6' so I always say Im 6'.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Thanks for the motivation. As a recent 31 year old this whole thread has been pure lifefuel.

  80. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    On instagram. At least one a week. Last week I told this 21 year old hoe that I had a girlfriend and I don’t cheat and her response was ‘I can be sneaky. We can rent a motel room’ and when I didn’t respond she sent me 3 videos of her aggressively masturbating. I wish I was kidding.

  81. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    5 years ago or so I suffered from depression. I think it was mostly from being directionless and stuck in a career I hated and I was just doing everything that was expected from me but not much that I really wanted to do. Eventually I said to myself fuck this, I'm now doing whatever makes me happy and cut out all the bullshit that makes me unhappy and unsatisfied with life. For me it meant quitting my job with a doubtful Plan B, and as it turned out it also meant breaking up with my LTR, moving cities, cutting out people that pulled me down, disappointing family, losing friends, reconnecting with old friends and all that shit. When you have a lot of weight coming off, like getting out of an unsatisfying job or relationship, even if you don't really know where to go from there, it already improves your quality of life and gives you motivation to work towards something better. Anyway, what I was getting at is a lot simpler though. I now do whatever the fuck I want. I'm not hedonistic or selfish but if I want to do something that makes me happy I will do it and I won't let societal expectations hold me back.

  82. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    WAGMI

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