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Men Over 50: Make 2013 Your Year For Fitness

Only one in ten men over 50 will stick with their 2013 fitness goals.  At, we’re your allies for success.

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men over 50 can get into the best shape of their lives

Another year, another resolution to lose weight and to get into shape.  Like many men over 50, you may be contemplating getting into the gym and changing up your diet.  And you’re likely to fail and give up within 30 days.

Your problem isn’t lack of desire, it’s lack of skills.

In addition to desire, you also need to know what to do and how to do it.  Without this knowledge you’ll end up like a boat drifting without a rudder, and you will become frustrated when you realize you don’t know where you’re going, much less how to get there.

At, we’re here to change that for you. provides you with all of the information you need to:

1)      Set meaningful, achievable goals

2)      Create workouts to get you in the best shape possible

3)      Change your diet so you’re eating the right things in the right amounts at the right times

4)      Stay motivated so that you not only hit your goals, but you also transform your life forever

Too many men believe the cultural stigma that after age 50 they’re “over the hill”.  Don’t buy into it because it’s total crap.

In fact, not only can you get into great shape, it’s entirely possible to be in the best shape of your life – after age 50!

Here are just a few ways can help you get started on your way to perfect health in 2013:

1)      Search our information base to access hundreds of articles, videos, and podcasts, all specifically created for men over 50.

2)      Get our free, 7-part report on the basics behind how men over 50 can get in the best shape of their lives.

3)      Get our all-inclusive book, BestFit50, with absolutely everything you need to know about getting into the very best shape of your life after age 50.

The choice is yours, you can either struggle blindly through another failed attempt at losing weight getting in shape, or you can create a plan and gain all of the tools you need to achieve incredible fitness levels that will amaze you and everyone around you.

At, we’ll be here for you to help you lead a healthier, happier life!

Holiday Weight Loss Basics for Men Over 50

With the holiday season upon us, men over 50 need to focus on these 6 steps for weight control.

Holiday Diet Control

Men over 50 can control their holiday diets

Okay, so you know it will happen.

You’ll go to a big holiday gathering with tons of food.

Good food.

The temptations will mount.

Walking into the holiday seasons unprepared can lay waste to your waist management plans.  In fact, many men over 50 will establish over eating and weight gain habits that can send their health spiraling out of control for the new year.

However, it doesn’t have to happen that way.  Just follow these 6 easy steps to keep your eating and your weight under control  this holiday season:

1)      Plan your meal consumption

Failing to plan is planning to fail.  When you know a big holiday meal is on the schedule, think in advance about how you’ll eat that day.  What food will likely be served?  What are your healthiest options?  What will your plate look like when served?

Creating mental lists and images will help reduce mindless binging and provide structure to your meals.

2)      Watch the hors d’ oeuvres

Mindlessly grazing on appetizers for hours before a holiday meal will wreck your diet plans.  Many people like to fool themselves by  Continue reading

Bodybuilder Mark Lee Finds Best Fitness After 50

Dad Over 50 Competes in Bodybuilding with Son

In the 80’s I owned a hardcore gym and I never competed…. then it was more about strength. I never paid much attention to my nutrition…hell ..It was all about getting big and strong….the

Mark Lee Senior Bodybuilder

Mark Lee achieved the best shape of his life after age 50

more calories I ate the better!!! (I have to admit, eating anything and everything was AWESOME!!! Lol)

After about 6 years I closed the gym and moved on in a new direction. A couple of businesses and three kids later my priorities changes….I really didn’t have time to work-out (I hadn’t lost the love for working-out… I just couldn’t be consistent or find the time) Now my pizza restaurant is very established and pretty much operates its self.

My oldest son Austin was a three letter athlete in high school and he became interested in working-out. I now had the time and knew quite a bit about weight training so I started to help him….I was 49 at the time!!!

OMG I didn’t realize how much I missed the pump and the feeling you got training and how much better I felt. I became a total sponge about nutritional information and made it my goal to be in the best shape of my life on my 50th birthday!!!! Mission accomplished!!!

After reaching my 50th birthday goal my love for weight training became stronger.  My son continued to push himself to the point that he was contest ready and he suggested that we both enter the NPC 2012 Mr. Natural Indiana.  How cool is that, being in a bodybuilding contest with your son?

So we both entered the contest and I competed in the men’s open welterweight class in the NPC Natural Indiana and finished Continue reading

5 Ways to Offset Muscle Loss in Men Over 50

Senior men don’t have to settle for losing their muscle mass

Senior Men gain muscle mass

Senior men can gain significant muscle mass after age 50

Did you know that, beginning somewhere in their 30’s, men lose approximately 1% of their muscle mass every year?

The quick math can be staggering:  up to 20% muscle loss by age 50 and up to 1/3 muscle loss by age 60.

Not only does this make men over 50 look older, it’s also an invitation to injury.  Muscle and tendon strength play a critical role in joint health because joints are only as stable as the structure that holds them into place.  Weak muscles can lead to such ailments as tearing of joint ligaments, tearing of joint muscles, and joint cartilage wear leading to big problems like spinal disc compression and osteoarthritis.

Nothing keeps you from doing the things you love in life more than injury.  If you want to enjoy an active lifestyle well into your senior years, even for the rest of your life, it’s time to get serious about restoring lost muscle mass.  The great news is, in fact, that with the proper workout routine and nutritional balance, men over 50 can get into the very best shape of their entire lives.

If you’ve only worked out a little in your life or even if you’ve never worked out before, know these 5 easy ways to start building back your muscle mass:

1) Get your diet right.

Yea, thought gaining muscle mass was only about pumping iron?  Well, it mostly is about lifting weights, but you need quality protein for muscle building blocks, low-glycemic carbohydrates for energy to do the work, and healthy fats for your body to function properly.

You are what you eat, so eat right.

2) Left weights.

Little debate that the very best and fastest way to build lean muscle mass is with Continue reading

5 Weight Loss Strategies for Senior Men

If you’re a man over 50, know these five ways to change your appearance

5 steps for weight loss in senior men

Senior athletes get weight loss results from keeping it simple

Okay, so you’ve tried a lot of different diet approaches to achieve that weight loss you’ve been wanting.

And so far nothing’s worked.

While changing your appearance through shedding body fat can be challenging enough, it’s also important to know that senior men over 50 have special requirements for effective weight loss.

If you can focus on just these five keys for senior athlete weight loss, your chances for successfully hitting your appearance goals go way up.  In fact, you can look the absolute best in your lifetime – it’s entirely possible!

1)      Have a goal that burns inside of you

Having great passion for a weight-loss goal is your most important asset, period.  Goals are where motivation comes from, and without motivation, goals usually don’t happen.  First, just like in business, personal goals need to follow the SMART rules, that is, goals must be: Continue reading

Paleo Diet for Senior Athletes

If you’re a man over 50, the Paleo Diet is one key component for healthy living

Paleo Diet for Senior Men

Senior men should adopt the Paleo Diet for better health

Men over 50 should be looking at every health alternative available to them, and a seniors fitness strategy always includes proper nutrition.

So what does “proper nutrition” really mean in an applicable way?  Let’s get into some usable detail!

Perhaps the easiest way for seniors to get their diet and nutrition needs straight is through adopting the Paleo Diet.

If you haven’t heard, the Paleo Diet is also known as the caveman diet, because it closely emulates our diets going back to the hunter-gatherer days of human evolution.  That’s right, we’re talking about basic lean meat, fish, raw vegetables and fruits. What could be simpler and easier to follow?

A combination of well-grounded theory and also some scientific proof states that the human genome has not evolved quickly enough to adapt to modern diets.  The thinking continues that our modern diets, including abundant omega 6 fats, grains, dairy, flour, and even legumes contribute to inflammation.

A growing body of evidence points to inflammation as the new culprit for ailments such Continue reading

Men Over 50, Change Your Life Now With BestFit50

BestFit50 gives men over 50 all the tools to lose weight and get into the best shape of their lives.

BestFit50 for men over 50 wanting weight loss, muscle tone, and a healthier life

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If near or passed your 50th  birthday, you know the aging process brings mixed emotions. Reaching your senior years can be a time of shifting priorities as many lifetime goals such as education, parenting, career advancement, home ownership, and net worth establishment have been mostly or fully achieved.

And during that process, you’ve allowed your body to deteriorate.  You are overweight, you’ve lost muscle, and you look and feel, well, old.  And the worse part: you don’t know what to do about it or even where to start.

As a man over 50, have you concluding that your body as lifetime-transport vessels is about shot?

That’s an incredible tragedy simply because it doesn’t have to be true.

In fact, the plus-50 age category should be just the opposite for you– a time of renewed health and fitness that can and should represent a  personal renaissance, a new awakening where you realize physical well being never previously known to you, acting as a catalyst for expanded personal fulfillment that transcends all life dimension – physical, sexual, mental, and spiritual.

A New Beginning

What if you did have a way to get started on a new life?  Imagine one single resource packed with all of the information and tools you’ll ever need to lose weight, get in shape, and regain that feeling of youth?

BestFit50 redefines Bodybuilding, a term that has become a distorted misnomer applied to a tiny segment focused on massive muscle gains and definition. In fact, Bodybuilding is for anyone and everyone wanting to take control of their bodies and to re-make them into whatever they want them to be for whatever purpose they want them to serve.

By applying specific principles of goal setting, rigorous exercise, flexibility, and good nutrition, men over 50 will achieve the highest levels of health and fitness ever in their lifetimes.

With renewed and enhanced health and physical abilities, men over 50 can begin looking at their next life chapter from a different dimension, one liberated from limitations based on obsolete assumptions of growing old. The human body holds tremendous capabilities that stay with us throughout our lifetimes. You will learn to treat you body as finely tuned machines, and will enjoy levels of physical achievement – and life fulfillment – beyond your wildest dreams.

BestFit50 packs a staggering amount of critical information for men over 50, providing an un-intimidating and inspiring overview of fitness over 50, with the end goal of helping you understand that the opportunity for a new level of fitness is yours for the taking, that will blow away your highest expectations.

Unlike many traditional books on “health and fitness”, BestFit50 does not bog you down with boring workout plans and regimens, we get right to the points that get you engaged, motivated and empowered about not just getting in the best shape possible, but about  getting into the best shape of your life.

Have the courage to change your life forever, find out more about BestFit50 by clicking here.

10 Keys to Healthy Eating For Men Over 50

Men over 50 need a balanced approach to their diet for weight loss and better health

By: Amber Alexander

Having a lean healthy body does not mean you have to give up everything you love when it comes to your dining experience. You don’t have to isolate yourself and deprive yourself to accomplish your goals.

Men Over 50 Healthy Eating Habits

Men over 50 should know these 10 healthy eating habits

It may seem rather simple when all it takes is balance. You can achieve this state of balance when you understand and practice appropriate behavior.

It is not the bowl of ice cream or the slice of pizza that contributes to weight issues, the trouble is when you use these comfort foods inappropriately for coping mechanisms, eating mindlessly and frequently.

Here are some healthy beliefs and affirmations about food that will help to establish balance, happiness, and long-term success: Continue reading

Supplement City Part 6 – Green Tea Extract, Protein, Cranberry and Lemon

Author and over-50 fitness freak John Shumate shares his supplementation scheme by listing all of his daily supplements, then providing a detailed description of each one in his multi-part series for masters men Supplement City.

John Shumate Over 50 Fitness Geek

Protein supplementation is a great way for men over 50 to get quality protein their body needs but with minimal calories

Part 6:  Green Tea Extract,  Protein, Cranberry and Lemon

Green Tea Extract – Green tea provides many powerful properties, is one of the very best combatants against free radicals, and can be taken in a supplement form for those (like me) who want the benefits but don’t necessarily have the time or want to sip on hot tea during the day.

Free radicals, without going into tons of detail, are bad to have in your body. Green tea is proven to bond with free radicals, taking them out of circulation in your body.

Additionally, green tea has thermogenic effects that speed up your metabolism, boosting energy levels, speeding digestion, and providing a feeling of fullness so you’ll want to eat less.

Protein – As most know, protein is the building block for muscle tissue.  If you’re working out and trying to gain or maintain muscle mass, a good rule of thumb is one gram for each pound of lean mass. So yes, you have to calculate your body fat percentage and subtract that out.

So, for example, if you weigh 200 pounds and have 25% body fat, your lean mass is 200*.75=150, so therefore you need 150 grams of protein per day.

The challenge comes when you’re trying to not gain or to lose body fat at the same time, meaning you’re on a daily calorie budget.

Here’s where protein supplementation makes sense.

A single scoop of whey or casein protein powder provides approximately Continue reading

Supplement City Part 4: DIM, Tribulus Terrestris, and BCAA’s

Author and over-50 fitness freak John Shumate shares his supplementation scheme by listing all of his daily supplements, then providing a detailed description of each one in his multi-part series for masters men Supplement City.

John Shumate Supplements for Masters Athletes

Supplementation provides a high-nutrition return on a low-calorie budget for masters athletes


Part 4:  DIM, Tribulus Terrestris, and BCAA’s

Testosterone. The Big “T”. The keeper of all-things male.

The first two supplements in today’s copy of Supplement City, DIM and Tribulus Terrestris, are all about male hormone enhancement, ERRRR, I mean maintenance.

Although important to any man, men over 50 in particular need to understand and manage this area of their health, as testosterone levels naturally begin to slide post-50.

Although Testosterone in men plays a lot of roles, it is responsible in particular for a couple of very important effects:  muscle mass and sexual drive.

Most men see both of these decline after 50.

So what to do?

Many men think immediately of jumping to testosterone replacement therapy.  While this may be a good option for some (as always, talk with your doctor), other more natural options exist.

First, the importance of a good diet and plenty of exercise can’t be underestimated.  In fact, studies show that, in men over 50, doing heavy compound weight-lifting movements has a positive effect on free testosterone levels.

Another option is Continue reading

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