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« on: August 26, 2012, 02:32:29 PM »

I'm now 53 and 90% recovered from achilles tendon surgery On June 1.

I used to compete from 1978 to 1993 in aprox 40 contests in those 15 yrs ,  mostly as a Lt Hvy ( 195 ish at 5' 9"). I am considering getting on stage again by next summer ( 10 months). I currently weigh 250 lbs at aprox 19% body fat but  have  20" arms. I figure I need to LOSE a good 40 lbs at this point.

My diet has been pretty crappy and I have been diagnosed with osteo arthritis in my right shoulder and sacrum/lowback. I use androgel, prescribed by my doc to keep my testoserone levels in the ideal range. I won't use any steroids , HGH or slin for personal reasons , so don't suggest it.

I have access to excellent gyms and a decent career as a physics teacher. My personal life is going quite well , and I'm getting married (again) this fall. I would welcome any suggestions or unique ideas to help my training and diet.

Not sure how this thread will fly  on here, but what the hell?
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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2012, 02:39:51 PM »

Isn't this sort of a broad question?? If you want to compete next year than compete...you've done the diet and training before. Competing in over 40 contests means you should know your body pretty well by now.

My advice...just fucking do it and quit humming and hawwing and looking for reassurance.
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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2012, 02:42:14 PM »

Isn't this sort of a broad question?? If you want to compete next year than compete...you've done the diet and training before. Competing in over 40 contests means you should know your body pretty well by now.

My advice...just fucking do it and quit humming and hawwing and looking for reassurance.
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« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2012, 02:52:00 PM »

My advice, bodybuilding lifestyle and prepping for a contest suck.  Plus, you've got an injury and arhtritis.  You're 53 years old.  Jog, bike, do some light weight lifting, and enjoy your life.  You're getting married, start taking regular vacations and enjoy yourself.  Seriously, to be competitive at your age would be a lot of work, and you're really not going to get much out of it.
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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2012, 02:55:21 PM »

Drop a few weight classes, compete every once and a while for fun. And stop worrying about this stuff.
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« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2012, 02:57:41 PM »

its fina and all being natural, but,lol, dont compete as a natty, youll experience embarassment and humiliation

LOL, maybe that was why I quit back in 1995, haha.
Nah, I did just fine as a Lt Hvy on little or no drugs in regional shows
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« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2012, 02:58:29 PM »

its fina and all being natural, but,lol, dont compete as a natty, youll experience embarassment and humiliation

This is just stupid.

If you want to compete natty Howard than do it. After 40 shows I'm sure you've come onto stage in all different types of shape.

After the age of 50 people just respect the fact you got on stage no matter what shape you come in.
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« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2012, 03:00:52 PM »

Drop a few weight classes, compete every once and a while for fun. And stop worrying about this stuff.
You and Twaddle's post are right on.
At this point the only that makes sense is to drop wt, do cardio and compete under 200 lbs in a local show for my own satisfaction.
That makes me motivated and feels "right" thanks.

It would be silly and frustrating to get "too serious" with my arthritis  and overall wholesome  lifestyle.
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« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2012, 03:01:18 PM »

My only advice is don't get married. Grin
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« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2012, 03:01:42 PM »

I'm now 53 and 90% recovered from achilles tendon surgery On June 1.
I used to compete from 1978 to 1993 in aprox 40 contests in those 15 yrs ,  mostly as
a Lt Hvy ( 195 ish at 5' 9")
I am considering getting on stage again by next summer ( 10 months)
I currently weigh 250 lbs at aprox 19% body fat but  have  20" arms.
I figure I need to LOSE a good 40 lbs at this point.
My diet has been pretty crappy and I have been diagnosed with osteo arthritis in my right shoulder and sacrum/lowback .
I use androgel, prescribed by my doc to keep my testoserone levels in the ideal range .
I won't use any steroids , HGH or slin for personal reasons , so don't suggest it.
I have access to excellent gyms and a decent career as a physics teacher.
My personal life is going quite well , and I'm getting married (again) this fall.
I would welcome any suggestions or unique ideas to help my training and diet.
Not sure how this thread will fly  on here, but what the hell?
2000-2500 calories every single day.  Done.
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« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2012, 03:02:17 PM »

Lol @ BikiniSlut letting Howard have it
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« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2012, 03:02:27 PM »

This is just stupid.

If you want to compete natty Howard than do it. After 40 shows I'm sure you've come onto stage in all different types of shape.

After the age of 50 people just respect the fact you got on stage no matter what shape you come in.

Good points Bikinislut!

That is a useful insight/reality that helps motivate me. Thanks
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« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2012, 03:03:19 PM »

2000-2500 calories every single day.  Done.

One the best overall diet tips that really works. Thanks TA.
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« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2012, 03:04:03 PM »

One the best overall diet tips that really works. Thanks TA.
People REALLY want it to be more difficult than that, but its not. 
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« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2012, 03:05:23 PM »

My only advice is don't get married. Grin

LOL, oh trust me I was ready to  quit  marriage after wife #3 crashed and burned in 2006.
I'm pretty happy with this one , like me she is older and more stable then in younger yrs.
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« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2012, 03:06:05 PM »

LOL, oh trust me I was ready to  quit  marriage after wife #3 crashed and burned in 2006.
I'm pretty happy with this one , like me she is older and more stable then in younger yrs.
Post a lineup of your wives with pics!

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« Reply #16 on: August 26, 2012, 03:07:41 PM »

People REALLY want it to be more difficult than that, but its not. 

Most of the regional shows I did good in were when I followed that basic cal diet plan and did 4 x a 75 min HIT workout each week.
When I get all "serious" and complicate things I burn out and don't do jack shit.
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« Reply #17 on: August 26, 2012, 03:11:09 PM »

Post a lineup of your wives with pics!



Here is Beth my current fiance from a past meet I judged ( she appears around 2 min/half way pt)
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bY6m1LKt9G8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bY6m1LKt9G8</a>
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« Reply #18 on: August 26, 2012, 03:15:00 PM »

Here is Beth my current fiance from a past meet I judged ( she appears around 2 min/half way pt)
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bY6m1LKt9G8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bY6m1LKt9G8</a>
You know, if you died your hair blonde and got the 90s butt cut, you could pass for a slightly older Jay Cuter with the accent and all.
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« Reply #19 on: August 26, 2012, 03:16:50 PM »

You know, if you died your hair blonde and got the 90s butt cut, you could pass for a slightly older Jay Cuter with the accent and all.

Sounds like a possible game plan  Undecided
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« Reply #20 on: August 26, 2012, 03:18:46 PM »

You don`t look 53 at all. 
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« Reply #21 on: August 26, 2012, 03:24:35 PM »

 Roll Eyes

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« Reply #22 on: August 26, 2012, 03:33:01 PM »

Roll Eyes



I sense some tension between you and howard.  What's your beef with him?   Cheesy
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« Reply #23 on: August 26, 2012, 03:33:19 PM »

Roll Eyes



...followed by this same kind of reply, go figure 'eh  Wink
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« Reply #24 on: August 26, 2012, 03:34:36 PM »

I sense some tension between you and howard.  What's your beef with him?   Cheesy

He is an ex lover who couldn't quit me when we worked as ranch hands on the Mountain.
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