Men Over 50 Gain Muscle and Lose Weight

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5 Ways Building Muscle Differs in Men Over 50

Should men over 50 wanting to build muscle take the same approach as younger guys?

Senior men work out hard

Although senior men can work out hard, some important differences exist

If you’re a man over 50 wanting to build muscle mass, some might tell you it’s the same approach for everyone, and that what goes for a 30-year-old man also goes for a man over 50.

While many common fundamentals to muscle gain between age groups exist, many important differences also exist.

Hare are 5 important ways that building muscle for men over 50 is different than for younger guys:

1)      You don’t need as many calories

As men age, their metabolism slows and their bodies require fewer calories to maintain body weight and body composition.  Many men become overweight simply  because they continue eating the same amounts as when they were younger.

Most accepted doctrines states that, to gain muscle mass In conjunction with lifting weights, men must eat more calories to support muscle synthesis and a higher level of muscle mass.

Be careful with this.

For men over 50 gaining muscle mass, making every calorie count for maximum nutritional benefit is most important, and if you have a dual goal of body fat loss, eating fewer calories rather than more calories could be most important.

2)      You need more joint protection

As men age, joints can become less flexible from weakened muscles, less tendon elasticity, and loss of important lubrication within the joint.

While building muscle mass will contribute to overall joint health, men over 50 should be careful during the muscle building process to Continue reading

Men Over 50 Lose Weight and Gain Muscle

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