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    65 Year Old Weight Lifting Newbie Has Questions & Concerns

    Hi my name is Edwin, I refuse to start training till i get some advice on how to proceed.

    Little about me:
    I am diabetic so I can not use those supplements weight lifter use to bulk up because they will raise my sugar levels fast and no good for me
    I weigh 115lbs , 5'7 wish to gain weight goal 30lbs by Dec 2020, I have not exercised in years i don't exercise at all i drive a cab.

    Goals:
    > Within 6 months I would like to weigh 145lbs and would like to see a noticeable gain in muscle mass around my chest around, arms and back ( Also what has prompted me to start weight training is that my right side clavicle bone sticks out more than my left side and i hope by building muscle mass around chest will help cover it up a little more

    > I am only interested in building muscle mass, I want to buff up my chest arms back and legs not like some professional body builder but just to feel good about myself I am one of those small very skinny men and self conscious about well no more i am here for help to reach my goals


    Questions & Concerns:

    1) Concerned about hurting myself so what warms up exercises should i do before i start bench pressing, can i do jumping jacks, or leg squats to warm and how many reps and sets

    2) I have a barbell with weights up to 120lbs, the weights are made up of plastic and nothing else, oh i have bench too, what barbells and dumbells do you recommend for me buy as a newbie

    3) What type of protein should i be eating, how much of it that will help my body building goals, what should i eat before i start lifting weights or can I lift weights with an empty stomach when i get out of bed.

    4) What would be a good workout plan to build my chest, arms, back for now for a newbie weight lifter that is a 65 year old grandpa

    5) Can i accomplish this with a 30 minute workout or require more time i am short on time right now

    6) What other question i should be asking myself before i start training in my home
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    Congratulations on your decision. Welcome aboard!

    There are a lot of threads in the over-35 forums with training advice for novices. 120 pounds of weights should be fine for starting out.

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    Please note that most beginners notice significant and gratifying increases in strength long before they can see increases in muscle mass. Therefore, you might not want to focus on the scale this year and instead make sure to keep good records of your workouts.

    Best wishes!!!
    Last edited by HomeGymChains; 10-27-2020 at 04:44 PM.
    At age 62, I've exceeded all my prior PRs. Not “over the hill” yet. :)

    My workout journal is here:
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