Is it too late for me?

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  1. HoldEmRules

    HoldEmRules New Member

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    I'm already 24 years old. I've been to the gym MAYBE 20 times my entire lifetime (and not even for weightlifting purposes).

    I went yesterday and as sad as it sounds, I could only do 3 sets (8 reps) of 95 lbs on the incline bench and the same with 105 lbs on the flat bench.

    I'm 5'11" and weigh 168-170 lbs. I guess part of the reason I don't go to the gym much is because none of my friends do for weightlifting purposes either and the people at the gym frankly freak me out since they're so much stronger (I saw a dude next to me using 4 45 plates and I think my penis shrunk an inch or two). Plus I don't really have anyone to go with so the few times I have gone to the gym, I used weights I was comfortable with since I'm afraid of it dropping on me and killing me.

    So is it too late for me? I have a health background so I know all about GI index, protein importance, etc... How long does it take to get results?
     
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    No, it is not too late. Start now and you could be jacked by 26.
     
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    24! You should just take some geritol and get yourself a rocking chair.

    Its never too late to start. As far as "results"... you should notice yourself getting stronger weekly. If you're diet is right, you should start seeing visible results in under a month. You can make pretty radical changes in under a year, especially as a noob.
     
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    I didn't start working out seriously until age 24 (skinny-fat 175lbs)...I'm 27 now, and currently 236lb and feel alot better. Even my joints feel better.

    We may not get the dramatic gains we would have had in our teen years.. but it's still worth it... IMO.
     
  5. swoop

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    dude, no way. 24 is still plenty young. as for gain, with proper training and nutrition you'll see great gains quickly.

    this was me 3 years ago.
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    7 months later
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    get to it. find a training partner (or someone in the gym who is willing to spot you. it shouldn't be hard.) good luck! :)
     
  6. JP®

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    You are at a good age.
    I made my best gains after I turned 24.. My metabolism stabilized a bit and I was able to gain weight. Bbing isnt like most sports, where you have to start young.
     
  7. Drag On

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    I was at the same point as you not long ago.

    Your not even close to too old. Your gains will be great, you can double that bench in one year.
     
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    It's all good bro... get in that shit.. never too late, i know people who've started with less weight
     
  9. HoldEmRules

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    I was thinking of doing something like day:

    1 - Biceps, Upper back
    2 - Abs, Cardio, Lower back
    3 - Legs, Hips
    4 - Abs, Cardio, Lower back
    5 - Chest, Tris
    6 - Abs, Cardio, Lower back
    7 - Rest

    Good or bad idea? I want to keep each day to 1 hour or less since time is an issue. And I figure I'd do it at around 8 PM, a few hours before I goto bed (~1 am).
     
  10. knucks

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    ^thats a lot of stuff to do on the lower back...

    i'd suggest doing christopher's routine or something as simple as this

    Chest, Tris
    Shoulders, traps
    legs
    back, bis
     
  11. Maestro Nobones

    Maestro Nobones Great Job! - GLAD DADS CREW

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    as a guy in similar shoes, I also heartily recommend christophers routine. It's been kicking my ass plenty.
     
  12. Chris3G

    Chris3G Bullshark Testosterone

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    i'm 24 now and i started 1 year ago.

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    i also started benching around 95lbs. So no i'd say it's not too late.
     
  13. HoldEmRules

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    Can you provide me a link to his routine?

    Thanks.
     
  14. tryfuhl

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    it's in the anchovies forum
     
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    anchovies forum? huh?
     
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