Is 40 years old too old to bother with lifting?

Is 40 years old too old to bother with lifting? There are other ways to be healthy, so are 40 plus people better off running or hiking or biking? How old is too old to start getting into powerlifting, bodybuilding, strong man, ect

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    40 isn't old at all to start lifting. Lifting heavy weights is arguably more important as you age than it is when you're young.

    Lifting isn't just about being healthy but also about maintaining strength which is something you'll want to do as you continue to age.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    iam 42.

    the older you get the more important it is to lift

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You should lift and do cardio. Even if you want to do an endurance sport you should still lift. Your quality of life will be a million times better into your 60s+.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you don't have muscle to assist your mobility then your cartilage will eat the shock of all your movements. Cartilage is a limited resource. that's why so many old fricks whine about their joints and fictional nerve problems like "fibromyalgia". They were sedentary couch morons and pay the price. I see men older than you who are stronger than I at 26. You're good man. Consider swimming for 0 joint stress.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Don't be a homosexual, lift.

    If you're literally starting at 40 then don't try to snap your shit up and set a new pr every session like a 20 year old, you'll get injured. Make it sustainable, take it slow, get strong. Enjoy.

    T. 41

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      X2 on the take it slow. I've seriously moronic my progress at least twice because I was either going too hard with the weight, or fricking up my form because I was in a rush. Also, I cannot express how much stretching every day makes a difference in how you feel as well as improvement in recovery time. It makes a huge difference having decent/good flexibility.

      T.46

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm 39 and in the best shape of my life. It's never to late to do what you want to do, friend.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Don't be a homosexual, lift.

      If you're literally starting at 40 then don't try to snap your shit up and set a new pr every session like a 20 year old, you'll get injured. Make it sustainable, take it slow, get strong. Enjoy.

      T. 41

      iam 42.

      the older you get the more important it is to lift

      Can you old men give me some advice. Should I quit uni and chase tail to find myself a wife or is it ok to do this at 30? I'm afraid of ending up a male catlady.
      >t. Might start my PhD (Solid State Physics) soon and will have no life until 30. Can still back out.

      I'm conflicted.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you should do it at uni

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You will be getting paid to be around pretty college girls. As long as they aren’t in your dept you can usually date them.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If you treat the PhD as a standard 9-5 jobs with some weekend work, you'll get just as much if not more done than those slaves that never stop.
        The only thing that really matters aside from grunt work is having the capacity to have creative ideas/solutions to new problems. That's a whole lot easier if you aren't miserable and work reasonable hours with a balanced life.
        > t. PhD in CS

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Always finish what you start and have invested greatly in

        A PhD places you above the general population with good margins (unless you're autistic, don't be that)

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        How important do you think is having financial stability? Because almost anything related to college is a sure way to financial ruin.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Science Phds get paid up to 40k to go if they are funded, the catch is undergrad loans accrue interest

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Get married ASAP. Being single in your 30s is miserable. Don't listen to the larperw telling you they have five 18 year old GFS at 40. Your options at 35 are fat tattooed single moms

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          [...]

          this
          i'm 30 and missed the boat and the dating pool is unbelievably awful

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Another oldgay here. I'd say find a wife while you're young.
        >Be careful but not too picky, most female traits are very manageable if you love each other.
        >It's important to value the woman for all the boxes she checks rather than being wary of the ones she doesn't.
        >Her respecting you is more important than her "loving" you.
        >Don't be afraid of dropping bad women quickly.
        >Once you find a good one marry her in 2 years or less, women hate staying forever girlfriends and are extremely irrationally anxious about it, the logic and you treating her good the entire time doesn't mean shit.

        That said being single (and dating) in your 30s is not too bad if you're handsome, not autistic, and have cash. Much better than
        >being with a forever gf of 5-10 years, no kids and 2 dogs
        >being married to a scolding/fat/unpleasant wife

        I'd say don't worry too much but it's def easier to find a wife in your 20s. Don't quit uni for that, just limit the time a gf can take from you. It's manageable.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This, but I‘m 43.

      https://i.imgur.com/ua7HVNm.png

      Is 40 years old too old to bother with lifting? There are other ways to be healthy, so are 40 plus people better off running or hiking or biking? How old is too old to start getting into powerlifting, bodybuilding, strong man, ect

      Eat healthy and balanced, lift weight 2-3x a week, do cardio 2-3x a week and don‘t be moronic to the point of injury over it. You‘ll feel like a million bucks in literally 12 weeks or less.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Eat healthy and balanced, lift weight 2-3x a week, do cardio 2-3x a week and don‘t be moronic to the point of injury over it. You‘ll feel like a million bucks in literally 12 weeks or less.
        57 yo here - damn right. Its never too late to sort your shit out

        [...]
        this
        i'm 30 and missed the boat and the dating pool is unbelievably awful

        Wait until you are my age. Thank God for cheap hookers abroad.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Almost 60
          >Still having casual sex

          Casual sex was a mistake. The Bible, as always, was unironicallly right

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It wasnt always casual mate. It just is that way now.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The best predictor of longevity in old age is lean muscle mass, gramps. Sarcopenic weaklings break a hip and die. Go lift some iron.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Is 40 years old too old to bother with lifting?
    I literally see 25 yo ask the same moronic question. No its never to late.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    IST is [18-30). Way too late old man.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You're basically one foot into the grave already. Just watch some TV or something boomer.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No at all. It's really only when you reach your late 60's/early 70's that you ability to get a lot stronger falls off a cliff. I'm 46 and still I lift and I still make strength gains at the same rate I did when I lifted at 18. I don't have as much energy for lifting as I did back then and warmups are mandatory now but my nutrition is *much* better. Also, (if ego is important to you) A fit guy in his 40's is a much rarer sight than a fit 25 year old guy, who are a dime a dozen. I get open mires from women my age and shy glances from young girls, never got either of those at 18. I would go for bodybuilding rather than the other two, safer for your joints. Don't bother running for cardio at you age unless you really like running, look after your knees. Hiking only really builds endurance not cardio. Biking is fun but too weather dependent. Just use an elliptical at the gym to get your cardio.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >powerlifting, bodybuilding, strong man
    None of those are ways to be healthy.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    lol no. lifting is extremely important to maintain health as you age. muscle, hormones, bone density, POSTURE. old lifters stand up straight with their shoulders back and chests out. lift until DEATH.

    it's only as hard as the weights are heavy

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No, however, the older you get the more you should be lifting to preserve mobility, posture and general strength and health. The aesthetics will come, but they will not be as good as they would've been in your 20s. Chances are if you start lifting in your 40s thinking you're going to become some muscle monster you're gonna snap some shit.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nope my advanced physiology professor says it’s the best thing you can do for health in regards to shine and showed us MRIs of elderly that weight lifted and elderly that never did. Basically if you weight lift your muscle at 80 looks like a 30 yo that doesn’t weight train, if you don’t lift your muscle get infiltrated with fat and broken down. Those extra satellite cells you recruit during lifting stay around and buy you more time before it all gets broken down due to aging

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The good thing about being fit in your 40s is it's easier to pull. Hell, even being fit in your 30s makes it easy.

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    All the more reason to lift weights. Life will continue, make the most of it. Gonna end up old one way or the other, I'd rather be strong and old than weak and old.

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Is 40 years old too old to bother with lifting?
    No
    >How old is too old to start getting into powerlifting, bodybuilding, strong man, ect
    40

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You should lift but going moronic about your diet like most noobs do would hurt you significantly more than a young guy

    Just eat real food, meaty meals, avoid sugar and alcohol and always do your cardio

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You can start any age and it's really actually important as you get older to keep in shape. People who just become sedentary end up having all kinds of issues in their old age, you see these little old ladies with bent backs, it's because they spent their entire lives sat in an arm chair.

    Just be aware that at 40+ you will need to protect your joints more so be considerate of that if you are squatting or deadlifting heavy. I'm 42 and a member of an athletics club and I work out in the gym. I do have to be careful that one doesn't cannibalise the other and that I don't get injuries.

    There's a dude on YouTube with a channel called Fit at 50

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    when you get older you'll start losing muscle mass so better than than never unless you want to be shaky shaky leg dancing gramps at age of 70+

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      the losing muscle mass thing is mostly a meme until you're super old anyways.
      I continued to gain muscle mass well into my thirties and only started to stall really in late thirties, but my strength didn't magically drop either.

      Compared to the vast majority of the population, if you actually seriously lift you're going to have way more muscle mass for your entire life than the average dude who is in their twenties who is just living an average life.

      Get married ASAP. Being single in your 30s is miserable. Don't listen to the larperw telling you they have five 18 year old GFS at 40. Your options at 35 are fat tattooed single moms

      >being single is miserable
      bullshit, but just marry a young woman. your age isn't a factor nearly as much as her age.
      Are you a good man and a good provider.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >but just marry a young woman. your age isn't a factor nearly as much as her age.
        >Are you a good man and a good provider.

        IST cope. I see almost daily someone here larping about all the 18-23 year old pussy they are slaying at age 35-45

        It's just not happening

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No, I started at 52. I do worry about injuries so I lift lighter weights (eg 80lb bar) for higher reps (sets of 35). Start with something like 10lb dumbbells and doing 8-10 reps and just work your way up. Bodyweight exercises like pushups and pullups are also important.

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No. I'm 42, I lost 45lbs dieting, now I'm lifting weights again to try and put on some muscle. I'm realistic, I'm most likely never going to be Mr Olympia but after a couple years of lifting I'll at least be able to mog the vast majority of men my own age. I have two sons, they're almost teenagers so it's important I try and set a good example for them and demonstrate it's never too late to make better choices with health and discipline.

    Don't forget diet and rest will play a huge part, eat properly, get the sleep you need, have fun with it. It's never too late to try and be a better person than you were yesterday.

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I started when I was 51, 6 years ago. Best thing I have done in a long time

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