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Sarcopenia is the name for the process of losing muscle mass as we age. Leading a more active lifestyle can help to ward off the effects of age related muscle loss. Maintaining your muscle mass helps with more than just strength. It improves your balance, helps you maintain a healthy body weight and improves your ability to do day to day functions with ease. A loss of muscle mass means a loss of quality of life. we can maintain our muscle mass through exercise, diet and lifestyle. Hit the like button if you enjoyed the information

    54 replies to "Build muscle as we age into our 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. Exercise, diet, lifestyle, and Sarcopenia."

    • Gabriel Ortiz

      Of all the body builders I’ve seen on youtube (including much younger guys), this is exactly the build i would like to have. It’s not too much, not too little, just right!

      • marktarmannpiano

        Chippendales, vato. Obviously an intentional reference. . But yeah, on him, with the shaved head, the hipster beard and the yuppie glasses, it looks gayer than a mufuh, I agree.@tony williams

      • A L

        Winstrol is a steroid that will give you that lean effect with the big veins on the arms that can be seen in this video. There are some others too. You’ll also have to work out too of course.

      • Darliska Whitaker

        @Fit and 50 You’re So Cute

      • J. E.

        Ha ha ha

      • Munish

        @Sawrattan all ages not just 50’s for me

    • mark styles

      I’m turning 70 in November. I lifted weights most of my life but stopped when I was 50.. I started at 117 when I was 21. It took me decades but eventually got got up to 185 lbs, with pretty decent muscles. I was called ‘big guy’ and sir’ a lot. I had two strokes a year apart in 2009, and stopped working out,, I ballooned up to 218.. Losing a lot of muscle, and gaining a lot of fat. About three years ago. I bought some used Bowflex equipment. My old regimen took about 4 1/2 – 5 hours, getting to and from gym.. I’ve bought a couple of those tight stretchy long sleeve muscle shirts. I have lost over 55 lbs. and gained a more than a modest amount of muscle. I don’t look as cut as this guy. But my body looks like I’m reasonably in my late 40’s. It’s quite surprising how your body will respond when you feed it good food, exercise, sleep at any age. Seeing as I have arthritis scattered around by body frame, and a lightly damaged rotator. I’m am going for a more slim toned look. Being far lighter and having put in the work out time. I feel about like I felt 20 years ago. I’ve got my mothers Italian long age genes (most in her family lived to over 100).. My body changers over my life have been much like my Dad’s. Ridiculously skinny as a young man, then serious weight lifting, then stopping. My Dad’s weight moved around from 180 – 210 during his life from 40 on. In his 60’s he had triple by pass surgery. Something happened because he started being more active, and got down to around 165 also..

      Peoples individual body chemistry can make a huge difference. I take a fair amount of protein and have been seeing a dietician. Lost 10 lbs and my cholesterol went down 40 points, in the last 3 months.. This of course all stimulates me to keep working at.. I’m not going crazy with the Bowflex equipment in my bedroom, it doesn’t cut into my time very much.. Exercise, lifting weights is my favorite form of meditation.. When you have a disciplined mind, you can get a disciplined body..

      • Frederick Hewlett

        give it a rest!!!!!

      • Steven Shambrook

        Arf Android šŸ˜”

      • downhill2400

        I love your comment sir! I’ll be 78 next month. I’m on the way to the Gym in a few minutes. Free-weights have been my method for 38 years now. I laid out for 3 years and have just started back. I peaked at 63, getting 295 on the flat-bench at 185 pounds. I will get back to 225 (still at 185 body weight) in the next 4 months and I’ll settle for that. Keep up your work and good health to you!

      • G S

        Inspirational! Well done Sir

    • Benn B

      just found this video – what an inspiration you are mate! I gotta be honest I just turned 40 and felt like my health was over but seeing you looking like that at 50 makes me feel positive about my next decade. Subscribed. Looking forward to more.

      • Fit and 50

        I didn’t start until I was 45. If I can do it then you can do it. Welcome to the channel!

      • Benn B

        also well done on replying to your comments – that is a really nice touch that way too many youtubers do not do any more. much appreciated

    • Tom Lee

      Great video, I’m 49 and want to stay in reasonable shape. Thanks for your videos, they help keep me motivated!

      • Fit and 50

        Thanks Tom glad your enjoying them.

    • Meymeygwis

      This guy is great!! I concur with pretty much all he says including the nods to research and his lifestyle/wellness advice along with fitness training…thank you Bro, you’re awesome!

      • Fit and 50

        Thank you for your support!

      • Meymeygwis

        I’m 57 with young kid, very active in/outdoor training in a wellness strategy including: weight/strength training, trail running, meditation & Qi Kung with martial arts plus nutraceutical. You’re inspiring, brother!!

    • googlelito

      I am 47 and still have good amount of muscle. I am short so that helps I think to look more muscular. You are right on point when it comes to recovery. I basically train every body-part only once a week and feel pretty strong thanks to sleeping well and giving the muscle plenty of rest.

      • Fit and 50

        Shorter guys always seem to be able to build more muscle. Unfair advantage, lol.

    • John Ford

      never stop lifting, never stop learning. Treat your muscle like a retirement account, you can never have too much going into old age. I believe the latest studies are trending toward exercise being just as important for the brain. When we move with complexity requiring balance, this may be superior to other academic learning for the brain.

      • Fit and 50

        Nice analogy, we seem to respect the value of learning so much more as we get older.

    • fiskfarm

      Well done. At 71 I am doing EWOT and simply love it. Built my own system for under $200. Fast gains. I started feeling so much better I worked my way down to OMAD and the fat just blew off so I started doing 120 to 200 pushups per day and a couple of cold showers a day. We raise most of our own food, sheep, chickens and trout and aquaponics. Planning to look like you do in a few more months. About half way there. Btw we heat with wood so harvesting and processing about 10 cord a year is great natural exercise and saves thousands of dollars a year. Who needs a gym? Chin up bar next.

      • Fit and 50

        Sounds like your a back to the basics kind of guy with a few high tech gadgets thrown in here and there for good measure.

    • Thomas Bryant

      Very nice video. Clear, simple and concise. I’m 67 and started working out 10 weeks ago starting with simply walking for 4 weeks twice per day and what you are saying is exactly right for me and anyone now.

      • Fit and 50

        That is a great way to get started!

    • Alan Ferris

      Loving the video thankyou, very inspirational. About to embark on a diet /exercise regime here have all the gear, just needed a kick up the arse to get going Great inspirational video

      • Fit and 50

        All the best on your fitness journey!

    • Ralf

      Luckily, after high school I’ve never stopped doing what I love most. Surfing and doing sports in general. Never understood why people stopped and then when they’re 40 are wondering what happened to them and they’re stuck with their office bodies. Listen to this man, get your derriere moving again and start feeling human again, also might add a couple of (healthy) years to your life.

      • Fit and 50

        Doing what you love activity wise is the easiest way to stay active and healthy!

    • Ubaldo Sariol

      Why do people take time to dislike a video that is only trying to encourage others to do the right thing? Come on guys…

      • Fit and 50

        My guess is for some people it is more about the look than the substance.

      • DjShockWaveTV

        Some of the young kids who dislike the videos the same ones that our Obese now and rather play video games on there phones šŸ“± Iā€™m 42 btw great video very informative I also lift šŸ’ŖšŸ¼

      • Warrior Of Light

        They dislike the video because they are jealous what this man archived

      • Fisher Man

        Maybe it’s the goofy glasses and bowtie.


        You have to remember the largest age demographics on this platform is primarily younger kids so they don’t understand logic yet or useful information. All they look for is pretty girls in yoga pants. I was young once. šŸ˜‰

    • JP Web

      I’m almost 69 and in my experience if you’ve stayed fairly fit you can expect to improve physically well into your 60’s. I find now though that I have to work hard not to improve but to maintain what I have and If you stop either through injury or laziness losing fitness is like going down the steep side of a roller coaster.

      • Fit and 50

        I want to be fit right into my 70’s a beyond. I’m sure your right though it doesn’t get easier.

    • Don Mann

      I would also add that I have adjusted my training from 80% cardio/20% strength training to more like 50/50. As I age I believe strength, muscle mass and flexibility is more important than purely cardio. I started out as a runner but think I am now fitter as an aging adult.

      • Fit and 50

        I love running. I’m a 5 k for life runner, but I’ve recently started sprinting competitively as well. I’m not very good but we all have to start somewhere. I’m still a bit heavier on the weight training. I agree with you finding that right balance as we age is important.

    • ubmuhkehcubol

      This is probably the most sensible and informative video I have seen on youtube regarding this subject, period! I am a 57 year old occupational therapist who hits the gym 3 times a week and runs the other 4. I cannot advocate this man’s advice any more. Respect.

      • Fit and 50

        I appreciate your recommendation!

    • w rsg23

      What an inspiring video. So easy to think you’re old and give up. Gonna start doing weights again like I did in my 20s.

      • Fit and 50

        Enjoy the journey back to fitness!

    • Jason

      I had a psychology professor who was 62 and had a physique like this guy. He had more energy than the 18-22 year olds he was teaching.

      • Fit and 50

        I always like hearing about people who are older than me and still in really good shape! Thanks for sharing.

    • Fit and 50

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      • D. C.

        Fit and 50 Interesting video how old are you man?

      • minimalist

        Sir how old are you when you start building muscle.. thank you sir

    • Lady Bookworm

      1.9k comments that’s proof of how impressive this video is. Thank you for this talk, at 36 I was starting to get worried about deterioration in muscle and bone health (runs in the family) and how I can keep myself fitt well into old age. This is very helpful and motivating. And yeah ‘Bowties are cool’!

      • Fit and 50

        36 is young and a great time to start living the fitness lifestyle. Your fittest and healthiest life could still be ahead of you. All the best on your journey!

    • Wallbars86

      This is a great video with some really sensible, realistic advice about building muscle in mid to later life. No gymics or dad diets, just sensible stuff and I especially liked the advice about just getting outside to do what you like best if weights aren’t your thing.

      • Fit and 50

        Thank you great to hear you enjoyed it.

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