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Bodybuilding After 50

So you’ve reached the big five O and you’re starting to feel a little more than a tad of the effects of age. Is it too late to do something about improving your body? is it too late to get fit? surely it’s too late to build muscle…

It is true that by the age of 50 our hormones aren’t doing what they were when we were 20, but there is absolutely no reason why we can’t achieve a fit and even muscular physique. After 40 our natural testosterone production starts to decline. We know that testosterone is the main hormone responsible for increasing strength and muscle mass, but that doesn’t leave us up the creek without a paddle.

We live in an age where the natural vitamin and supplement industry is more advanced than ever. There are some useful supplements we can use to boost our natural testosterone production and they are all backed by peer reviewed studies.

Here is a list I have compiled of what I believe are the best vitamins and herbal supplements for men and women over 50 to help boost testosterone and modulate estrogen

  • D-Aspartic Acid.
  • B-Complex Vitamins
  • Ginseng
  • Mucuna Pruriens
  • Oyster Extract
  • Tribulus Terrestris
  • Zinc
  • Vitamin D3
  • Fenugreek
  • Vitamin K2
  • Selenium
  • Tongkat Ali

These Vitamins and herbal supplements can be bought separately but there are a huge number of supplemental testosterone boosting blends available on the market for you to choose from. Simply look for these compounds on the ingredients list in the nutrition panel. Its ok if they aren’t all included but you should look for a good complete blend.
Last but not least you should try to eat plenty of foods containing protein (mainly meats, poultry and fish) and start to incorporate some resistance training into your lifestyle. You don’t need to start with entering a super strong man event. The PT at your local gym will be able to guide you on how to start and progress safely without causing injury.

Now enjoy many more years of good health, fitness and most of all fun.