About two weeks ago, I celebrated my 62nd birthday by going to the gym and training as usual...as a matter of fact, I might have even kicked in a few extra sets and reps.
Now that the weather has been warming, I've had my sweatshirt off at the gym on most training days and I'm starting to get those stares again...but I'm used to it. There aren't many old-timers like me around with muscles the size of mine, balance and a V-taper; but, there should be. My guess is that even the oldsters who might give some thought to intense training must think it's a waste of time for them. They probably hold the false belief that people our age can't achieve dramatic results from intense training, so they don't even try.
What they think when they meet me at the gym, is still a mystery though...Perhaps they think that I am merely genetically blessed, but I am not. Maybe they think that I've been training my whole life, but I have had as many years out of the gym as 'in'. Five years ago, my 18 inch biceps were barely 14 and a half. My chest was flat, I had no flare to my lats, and I would get winded just walking up the small, hill to the store.
In the past five years I have had my ups and downs with sticking to regular intense workouts; if I hadn't, I'm sure that I would be an even more impressive 62 year old, and 'you' can be impressive too...Change your mindset, start training more seriously, stick with it and you 'will' grow beyond which you ever thought possible.
The latest pictures you see of me in my profile are nearly two years old, and I apologize for not uploading more recent shots, because I have made improvement since then. The most noticeable improvements are mostly refinements to my physique, a little less fat over my slightly thicker delts, arms, chest and back. I hope to have 'new' pictures to upload soon.
Young and old...keep training...or get started...I wish all of you health and peace of mind.