Massive Muscle Loss Just From AGING? (ALL GAINS GONE BY 40!?)


One excuse I hear all the time that really gets under my skin is when people say wait until you’re my age in fact that was what people used to tell me all the time when I was in my early teens and they were just in their mid-30s They would tell me how much harder it is to stay in shape because the body slows down who comes up with this stuff right. Well, let me tell you guys something I’m 33 years old now and things are going just fine. I have a full-time job. Just like many of you I’m married. I have a stepdaughter. I have a lot of responsibilities. I still train five to six days a week Maybe not three hours like I used to when I was younger But I’m still in there getting it done in my body hasn’t slowed down if anything I’ve made some great gains this year since I switched my workouts to my cheat and recover style of training. So then why do people still claim that it’s harder to stay in shape as you get older? Is it true that after hitting thirty years old that you can no longer a build muscle at an optimal rate? Do you really start losing your gains every single year over 30 and most importantly is it fruitless to start lifting after 30 because your body’s testosterone levels may begin to drop a little bit as well? Guys Do you know what all these things are? These are excuses now. Is it harder to build muscle and burn fat when you’re 35 compared to 18? Yeah I mean it can be but not just because your hormones are through the roof when you’re in your teens. You also have much less responsibilities and therefore have more time to train when you’re younger, but does that mean that you have to give up? No! Absolutely not and here is a dose of the hard truth guys. The human body is smart believe it or not. The human body is very smart and it is a machine designed to not die. Okay above all else your body wants to survive It doesn’t know if you live in a nice rural area or in a desert somewhere it just wants to survive and your body will only burn through muscle if it doesn’t have a need for it or if it cannot hold to it any longer. It doesn’t really matter how old you are as long as your body deems it necessary to hold on to your muscle mass you will be able to keep the vast majority of it as you age, now in just saying that you should know that physically inactive people can lose 3 to 5 percent of their muscle mass every 10 years after 30 it’s been proven. So think about that for a second I didn’t say in general people lose 3 to 5 percent of their muscle mass every 10 years after 30 I said physically inactive people. That is the key term in that sentence So what’s the solution to not losing all your gains and turning into a shrunken hunchback who needs a walker by the time you’re 60? Well it all comes down to two things guys exercise and nutrition remember what I just told you your body will only burn through muscle if it doesn’t have a need for it. This simply means that if you’re doing if you’re a couch potato doing nothing, but driving to and from work where you sit at a desk or in an office in front of a desk and type all day and then come home to where you sit some more while eating food watching TV then your body will decide that it takes too much energy to keep those big biceps and will just start to break down and use that muscle tissue for energy now I know that that might sound terrible, but if you think about overall efficiency, can you really blame your body for doing that at the end of the day like I said, your body wants to survive. So if it needs if it’s wasting all this energy trying to maintain all this muscle mass that it’s not using and it’s gonna get rid of it. It just makes sense it’s logical there is no reason to keep all of that muscle if there’s no stimulus telling your body that it has to keep it. So if you don’t want to lose your gains give your body the stimulus it needs to maintain the muscle that you’ve already built and believe me it will hold on to it And I’m not talking about anything radical or extreme here guys I’m talking about moderate exercise two to three times a week. It could be a regular lifting session at the gym it could be a sport it could even be cycling or running keeping yourself active is exactly how you program your body to not stop burning off muscle as you grow older. But staying active is only half the equation guys, and I’m sure many of you know this you can’t out train a bad meal plan. And if your nutrition is garbage, your body will not be able to maintain its muscle mass no matter how active you are in fact, if you are low on your overall calories including both your macro and micro nutrients your body will instinctively break down muscle tissue because that’s where all that good nutrition is. So if you are skinny fat and I made a whole video about skinny fat and I’ll link to it down in the info section below. But if you’re skinny fat and you work out all the time this is exactly why, you train hard, but your nutrition and water intake is so bad that your body has no choice but to break down muscle tissue for energy. but again guys, I’m not talking about anything extreme here as long as you focus on having enough calories, especially protein and your meal plan is solid 90 percent of the time you will be able to hold on to your muscle mass. So Nation, no more excuses. Your body doesn’t slow down as you get older the problem is that you slow down as you get older, which is the only reason why you’re losing your gains. So that’s just my nice way of saying stop being a lazy turd and go do something and if you’re new to my channel or have never been to my website muscularstrength.com before, I have programs for absolute never worked out before beginners to hardcore advanced lifters. So take a look and for those of you looking for a brutal way to spark some new growth check out my cheat and recover program. It’s a style of training that you probably never tried before and you’re going to love the results now be sure to smash that like button if you’re natty for life and as always more good stuff coming soon See you guys

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