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I am 35 years old and I’ve never worked out. Is it too late to get a good physique and muscle mass?

You’re Never Too Old For A Good Physique.  It’s Never Too Late For Muscle Mass. 
2 Blogs In 2 Days! I’ve been in a slump lately, but I’m on my bounce back!

As a teacher, we know that if 1 student has a question then there are others with the same question. So in these blog posts I’m answering questions, YOUR questions that I’ve received over the years. Because if one person has asked, I know that there are dozens more wondering the same thing…

Today’s blog: I’m 32 years old and I’ve never worked out. Will I be able to get a good physique and muscle mass even if I start at this age?

My friends, do not be discouraged by age or gender and do not be held back by your past. I’m here to promise you that with some lifestyle changes that include consistent training at Level Up Fitness and nutrition that consists of balanced meals with adequate caloric support, that you could be 70 years old and STILL build a good physique with good muscle mass! It’s never too late to start making a positive change. 

But let’s break that down a bit. I mentioned “age, gender” and our formal “past” self being limits that people put on themselves. They’re all just excuses really; limits we’ve placed on ourselves that hold absolutely zero cred. We’ve all seen transformation stories online and in magazines and we have some incredible transformation stories here within our own community that proves that no matter the age, no matter the gender, no matter your current condition, you CAN achieve a good physique and muscle mass. As a shining example, Tony C. recently shared his journey in our private Facebook group. He has an incredible transformation story. He used other people’s testimonies to motivate him. Now he’s hoping he can help motivate someone else. With Tony’s permission, here’s a summary…

In 2016, Tony weighed 360lbs. He had enough and decided to make a lifestyle change by committing to consistent exercise and healthy nutrition. He picked an arbitrary goal weight of 200#. And 3 years later, YES 3 YEARS LATER (talk about commitment and discipline) he had made great progress and was sitting at 220# but “losing steam fast.” He thought to himself, “maybe my body just isn’t meant to be near 200#.” Have you told yourself that? Have you placed limits on yourself that don’t exist??

Tony and I met in May of this year and it’s been 90 days since he committed to our On Ramp program and moved to a monthly recurring membership. Tony is proud to say that as of yesterday, Monday August 26th, he has made the goal weight he set 3 years ago of 200lbs! (Actually 198.2 to be exact). CONGRATS TONY! 

162lbs of fat loss, Tony is living and breathing proof of what a lifestyle commitment to exercise and nutrition can do for your body, mind and soul. Tony is 38 years old and probably in the best shape of his life! You could say that he’s found the fountain of youth! Age, gender, and current body weight are no excuse to make significant progress. 

Back to the blog topic, don’t let it get lost on you that at one point Tony thought to himself that he just didn’t have the body type, or was past the point of any additional progress of fat loss and muscle gain. He put a limit on himself. But the moment that he re-committed to progress with the help of Level Up Fitness, that self-made limit no longer existed and he met his long-term goal! 

If you ask Tony, he’ll tell you that it wasn’t easy. This journey came with many struggles. But as I’ve said over the past years of owning a gym: The Biggest Struggles Bring the Biggest Victories! You can take that to the bank.

No matter who you are, or what your current body composition is, you CAN achieve a good physique and muscle mass but you have to make the choice and then take the action for change to take place. It’s not going to be easy, but I promise it will be worth it. 

For some of you, it might require a whole sale change to a completely different lifestyle than what you’re used to. It may mean signing up with our Nutrition Coaching services with Mallory to help you learn how to cook balanced meals consisting of veggies, protein, and low-glycemic carbs. It might require 1 on 1 accountability of eating out less and grocery shopping more. It might be making fitness a part of your daily routine and learning how to do a proper squat, train with proper technique and weights, holding yourself accountable to sign up for a class and more importantly attend a class, or working 1 on 1 with a personal trainer to hold you even more accountable if that’s what you need in the beginning to make the lifestyle change. 

The point being, it is never too late to start making positive changes to your health and physique. We may start at different points, and that’s ok. What’s important is that you start. That’s what we’re here to help with. We’ll guide you and help you go from Point A to Point B. And once you’re at Point B, we’ll help you get to Point C. 

If you’re willing to sacrifice the way you’ve been living for a new way of doing things then you’re going to see progress. If you’re not willing to make those choices and you think that it’s okay to live an unhealthy lifestyle of poor nutrition and inadequate exercise, then you’re probably going to be in the same spot this time next year except probably worse; because we know that we’re either getting better OR we’re getting worse. There is no purgatory when it comes to health and fitness. We’re either getting healthier, or we’re getting unhealthier. What’s it going to be?

The only excuse is you. Are you going to make the change? Or are you not? It’s that simple. There’s literally nothing else getting in your way other than yourself.

You are capable of so much more than what you’re currently doing. Age, ability, and your former self have nothing to do with making progress or not making progress. It’s your mental game and your action that have everything to do with it. 

So no, it’s not too late to get a good physique and muscle mass. But you have to take action. And you have to take it now. The longer you wait, the farther back you’re going to be when you start. And if you decide not to make the change, you’ll be told to make the change by a doctor when things have gotten worse. Either do something now and have fun with it, or be forced to do something about it later when things don’t look good and surgery, medicine, or mobile assistance is necessary. 

If you’re ready to level up your health and nutrition, click HERE to book your free No Sweat Intro! 

Here’s to removing self-made limits and realizing your potential. Here’s to your health, physique, and muscle mass! 

Haven W.
Founder of Level Up Fitness – Home of SLCF

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