June 24, 2014
GETTING IN SHAPE FOR YOUR OLD AGE: Shockingly, weight training and higher protein intake help. Also Vitamin D.
Also, this bit about muscle mass peaking in the early 40s is iffy. I certainly carry more muscle mass now than I did at 40, and in fact more than I’ve ever carried in my life, though I’m not exceptionally huge. The reason is that I exercise for that, while a decade ago I was more focused on cardio. But you see older bodybuilders in their 60s and even 70s carrying a lot of muscle. Maybe it’s less than they would have had in their early 40s if they’d started lifting at 16, but I don’t think the decline is as clearly programmed as these articles suggest.