Getting Ripped When you're over 30
Yes it is still possible, but there are many things that need to be factored in here.
As you age a few things happen. There is a loss of fast twitch muscle fibers, the slowing of metabolism, and you start to get less responsive hormones to help with muscle building.
When you get older, watching what you eat and put in to your body becomes much more significant., your insulin sensitivity drops dramatically and that makes it harder to burn off fat. To combat that, you will need a greater supply of leucine to maximize muscle protein synthesis, you'll need to manipulate your carbohydrate and protein intake to take these variables into account.
Your protein intake should be at a rate of around 1.25 to 1.5 grams per pound of bodyweight, whether you're trying to gain muscle or lose fat.
For a guy over 30, carb intake to the tune of 1.5 to 2 grams per pound of bodyweight will be in the ballpark for mass gaining.
Fat intake during a mass cycle for a younger guy should be on the lower side with carbs being the focus. For the older guy, a slightly higher fat intake, lower carb intake, and high protein intake will serve him best.
With all this being said it is still very possible for you to obtain that lean physique even as you age. You just have to be more diligent with your diet and what your doing in your workouts.
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