Category: Over-40 Nutrition

Exercise, Protein and Older Trainees

/ Posted 12.17.2013

I was a fan of the late, great Jack LaLanne. Sure, he sold his PowerJuicer, but he was also the … continue reading

Get More Protein as You Age

/ Posted 11.15.2013

A recent study compared protein intake after a workout in young and over-40 subjects. The young men showed elevated muscle … continue reading

Building Middle-Aged Muscle With Beef

/ Posted 11.07.2013

Years ago, while attending the Mr. Olympia contest, I decided to survey a few of the contestants on the subject … continue reading

Carbs, Fat Loss and Muscle Growth

/ Posted 09.10.2013

Q: I’m a mature bodybuilding enthusiast. I’ve never competed, but I have been training hard with weights most of my … continue reading

How to Get Your Body Back

/ Posted 07.08.2013

Q: I’m writing you because I need a serious kick in the butt! I’m fairly close to your age, and … continue reading

A Revolutionary Study

/ Posted 02.03.2013

We would like to share a study that can only be described as “revolutionary” in its impact for senior citizens. … continue reading

Reigniting Fat Loss

/ Posted 02.02.2013

Q: I’ve been following you in IRON MAN, and I need someone at your level to help me get over … continue reading

Building Muscle, Staying Lean

/ Posted 05.01.2012

Q: You recently said that older guys should aim to stay leaner. I’m 43 and natural, but I constantly struggle … continue reading

Fish Oil for Kidney Protection

/ Posted 03.18.2012

It’s estimated that many people over 60 have only 40 percent of kidney function left. Chronic kidney disease, as it’s … continue reading

Best Protein for Older Men

/ Posted 03.12.2012

As we age, we tend to lose muscle. The medical term for this is sarcopenia, which translates to “muscle loss.” … continue reading

Natural Testosterone

Q: Are there any natural ways to increase testosterone? I’m 44 and “slowing down” in a few key areas and … continue reading

Elevated Cortisol Where You Least Expect It

/ Posted 01.06.2012

Bodybuilders seem obsessed with cortisol, which is an adrenal steroid hormone. That means that like testosterone and estrogen, as well … continue reading


Getting Back Into Bodybuilding, Part 2

/ Posted 01.02.2012

Part 1 of my answer to the following question appeared in last month’s column. Here is the question again and … continue reading


Getting Back Into Bodybuilding

/ Posted 12.11.2011

Q: I’ve just gotten back into bodybuilding after taking a break—for about 25 years. Back in the day supplements were … continue reading


Lighter Weights Build Muscle

/ Posted 03.16.2011

Ateam from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, reveals a strategy for muscle building counter to the prevailing notion that you … continue reading


Hormone-Replacement Therapy

/ Posted 12.03.2010

Q: My training partner and I are both turning 52 in the fall of this year. He went to the … continue reading


Growth Hormone: Fact vs. Fiction

/ Posted 10.07.2010

IGF-1 is considered the major anabolic effector of GH, and its measurement in the blood is an indicator of GH activity.


Beer May Boost Bone Health

/ Posted 08.20.2010

The researchers had this comment: “Results provide proof of principle that complex dietary cocktails can powerfully ameliorate biomarkers of aging and modulate mechanisms considered ultimate goals for aging interventions.”


Mental Might

/ Posted 05.07.2010

A study published in Neurology (71:825-832, 2008) found that older people whose bodies are low on vitamin B12 can be at … continue reading


Blast Off Stubborn Belly Fat

/ Posted 04.04.2010

Q: I’m looking for advice. I have stubborn belly fat—I’m 45—but am pretty tight everywhere else. I’ve competed naturally for … continue reading


The Truth About Male Testosterone Replacement

/ Posted 01.04.2010

Testosterone plays a role in your life span. Ask your doctor for a total- and free-testosterone blood test. You never know what you may find.


Timed Protein Intake

/ Posted 11.20.2009

It appears that following a strategic, timed protein intake before and after weight training doesn’t add to gains in muscular size and strength in elderly men who already get enough protein.


Beta-Alanine: No Age Limit

/ Posted 10.30.2009

What causes muscle fatigue? One theory holds that a rise in the acid produced in muscle during exercise interferes with … continue reading


Whey vs. Amino Acids

/ Posted 10.09.2009

Many older people suffer from a condition called sarcopenia, which literally means “loss of muscle.” When that happens, overall body frailty and weakness become common, limiting the quality of life for older people


Dieting, Aging and Muscle Mass

/ Posted 09.15.2009

Without insulin, all cells would suffer a rather quick death; however, it’s not only a growth factor but an aging factor as well, and too much of it speeds aging and brings about death more quickly than almost any other biological process.

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