How I Got Started Strength Training At Age 54

I started lifting weights in a beginner strength training program in November of 2012. I had never lifted any weights before in my life and could barely do a single body weight squat. You can read more about me and how I got started by clicking here.

I made a decision to make a radical change in my approach to fitness and health at this time because frankly, I felt like hell. I was horribly out of shape and overweight. Even the easiest physical activities were extremely difficult for me. This meant that all of the outdoor activities that I have loved all my life like boating, fishing, going to the lake or beach had just become more trouble than they were worth. It was sad. Something had to change.

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If this sounds familiar to you don’t despair. There is hope. It has been amazing the transformation that has taken place in both my attitude, confidence and body composition in the last 2 years. I have come to believe that this is possible for anyone willing to make the commitment to get stronger. It wasn’t that hard. It just requires that you show up and put in the effort and your life and body will change right before your eyes.

I coupled my strength training program with a change in diet. Diet is very important if you want to maximize your strength training fat lose efforts. I will talk more about diet in future post and will give you the resources to pursue the exact same diet plan that I still use today. Don’t worry, you won’t have to starve yourself. You simply need to eat foods in the right combinations in order to put yourself in the fat burning, weight losing, strength building zone.

I also want to share with you that I have not been to a gym once since starting this journey. I’ve done it entirely at home. I don’t have anything against gyms. Some folks gain a lot of motivation there. You will just need to figure out what is right for you and commit to it. It isn’t important where you workout only that you workout. But if you are a person like me who hates the gym, that’s no excuse. You can do it right from home.

You are never to old to start a strength training program. You can be in the best shape of your life over 50. I feel this way. Perhaps I was a little faster and had a little more endurance as a teenager but I have never been stronger and felt better about myself than I do right now at age 56. Will you join me?

Get Stronger,
Len
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