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Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Mount Weather, Va/ 2H camp
No Steel, I know you're not 62. it's sounds like your off to a good start and are in good shape already. I guess I just kind of hijacked your thread a bit. I was making the point that many guys give up on their bodies even in their 30's and 40's. I see young dad's all the time with a tire around their belly with a gut hanging out, and clearly haven't exercised in years. It's a shame. That is way to young to let your body go. I was giving you props for still caring.
You mentioned the squats and deadlifts. That stuff is good but can be tough on your knees, especially the squats. I think it all depends on what you're going for. I'm with bohunter. At this point, trying to lean out and tone is a healthy approach.
The days of enormous, muscle bound guys earning all the respect in the gym seems to be on the decline a bit. I think a healthier, leaner, and all around toned/cut build is gaining a lot of traction.
The core is the foundation for your body. Working your core used to just be doing situps so your abs look good on the beach. Core strengthening has evolved so much it's unreal. Just doing a 4 point plank a couple times, and holding it for a 1-2 minutes will do wonders.
There are so many exercises you can do using your own body weight, TRX bands, etc.
The sleep of a laborer is sweet, while the rich man tosses and turns, worried about his possessions.