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  1. asian48

    asian48 New Member

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    Hi everyone.

    I’m asian living in Sydney and have been trying to build muscle since 20 years ago but never get to the result or the body shape I wanted.

    I tried gym, personal trainer and protein powder, it didn’t seem to work.

    I read some interesting reply in Quora about joining forum to seek advice will be another ultimate option.

    Hope it is not too rude to post my first question in the forum during intro.

    Guess I just want to know can man in his 50 still capable of growing muscle ?

    Any good recommendations what protein brand should I get would be much appreciated.

    thank you,
    Dave
     
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  3. blindbodybuilder

    blindbodybuilder Well-Known Member

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    g'day mate welcome to the board, this place is quiet these days but still a few of us around.

    so to your question, no definitely not rude to ask a question in your intro.

    yes you can still build muscle at your age but it will be a bit more challenging.

    take a look around this board you will find heaps of info on what to do, in the mean time i can tell you, it isn't much to do with which protein powder you use.

    if you are a hard gainer which it sounds like you are, you need to eat plenty, start with a nutrition calculator and work out how many calories your body needs to maintain at your current stats and activity level then start to add calories, look for about 2 grams of protein per kg of body weight, better to get your protein from whole foods rather than powder.

    eating is at least as important as training probably more.

    when it comes to training you will want to do the compound movements like squat, deadlift, barbell rows, bench press and military press, look at a program called strong lifts 5 x 5 it is a good place to start.

    so often people do lifts like arm curls and wonder why they aren't gaining weight.

    do some reading and if you need any further help just yell out, hopefully you might get some other replies but like i said this board has gone very quiet, i still hang around and some other good blokes do too.
     

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