All hippies are welcome here
I am a 44 year old man returning to moderate weight lifting after 15 years off.
From beginning in my late twenties with a cold flexed right arm measurement of 14" at my smallest, I ended with a measurement of 15 + 7/8 " at my biggest. The majority of that gain happened in about a year.
I bought two 40 lb dumbbells for curling and a 45 for triceps last week, and have gone from just under 15" (rt arm again) to 15.25 in 4 workouts.
I guess muscle does have memory, and I like the initial gains, but I'm wondering how long it could take to break the 16" mark, something I came close to all those years ago, but never broke through.
I am 5' 10 + 3/4 " and weigh 187.
Also, given my stats, what might be the best I could hope to achieve in upper arm size? The distance between bicep insertion point and forearm is a little more than an inch.
Thanks in advance for any insights.
All hippies are welcome here
lose weight u fat bastard
I'm 38 and just started back 4 months ago after a 3 year lay off, my advise is just try to make it a habit again. The most important thing is frequency....don't skip workouts and just take it day by day.Originally Posted by SixtiesKid
Post your workout.......do you go to a gym???? if not you need to join one right away.
Read the online journals for workout tips and programs
Originally Posted by musclefreaky
My "home office" is where I work out for now, but am thinking about joining the Y.
I'll post gains and pics down the road.
my back pose is better than urs :-p
5 foot 9
6% body fat
lowest body fat ever was 3.8%
Workouts at the Y going well. Hardly resting between sets. Right arm now 15.5" cold flexed. New pics when I get to 16".
Don't rush it!
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I won't Min0 - I'm just in the easy phase of regaining what I lost.
It's humbling to start fresh. It takes a lot of courage. But it can be reinvigorating. You just have to put your ego on a shelf & tell it to be quiet. - J.R. Payette
Thanks Pylon. Looks like you've been getting serious.
I just read your PM, keep up the good work
welcome to IM.
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Thanks min0 - will do!
welcome to IM!