A recent study compared protein intake after a workout in young and over-40 subjects. The young men showed elevated muscle … continue reading
Years ago, while attending the Mr. Olympia contest, I decided to survey a few of the contestants on the subject … continue reading
Q: I’m a mature bodybuilding enthusiast. I’ve never competed, but I have been training hard with weights most of my … continue reading
Q: I’m writing you because I need a serious kick in the butt! I’m fairly close to your age, and … continue reading
We would like to share a study that can only be described as “revolutionary” in its impact for senior citizens. … continue reading
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Q: You recently said that older guys should aim to stay leaner. I’m 43 and natural, but I constantly struggle … continue reading
It’s estimated that many people over 60 have only 40 percent of kidney function left. Chronic kidney disease, as it’s … continue reading
As we age, we tend to lose muscle. The medical term for this is sarcopenia, which translates to “muscle loss.” … continue reading
Q: Are there any natural ways to increase testosterone? I’m 44 and “slowing down” in a few key areas and … continue reading
Bodybuilders seem obsessed with cortisol, which is an adrenal steroid hormone. That means that like testosterone and estrogen, as well … continue reading
Part 1 of my answer to the following question appeared in last month’s column. Here is the question again and … continue reading
Q: I’ve just gotten back into bodybuilding after taking a break—for about 25 years. Back in the day supplements were … continue reading
Ateam from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, reveals a strategy for muscle building counter to the prevailing notion that you … continue reading
Q: My training partner and I are both turning 52 in the fall of this year. He went to the … continue reading
IGF-1 is considered the major anabolic effector of GH, and its measurement in the blood is an indicator of GH activity.
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.”
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
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
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.
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.
What causes muscle fatigue? One theory holds that a rise in the acid produced in muscle during exercise interferes with … continue reading
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
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.
DHEA may be beneficial to about 85 percent of those over age 40.