It is a good program to get me started on the road a better life!!
I first started weight workouts in my teenage years, got more serious with them when I rowed in college, and continued them and aerobic workouts off-and-on as time and injuries allowed. Years passed, and I’m now in my late 60’s. I was looking for a resistance training program to regain what years of long work hours, injuries, and just plain existence had cost me in terms of physical fitness. The three word phrase I hate the most is, "I used to... [insert whatever physical activity I had once been able to do].” I wanted a program designed for the older athlete who is walking the fine line between wanting to improve/maintain physical abilities, but not get injured doing so. Mark McIlyar, the instructor for the “Fit After 50” program, first helped me out by turning me onto his “Pain Free After Fifty” videos after I contacted the folks at Live Anabolic looking for help with tennis elbow - a condition I had suffered with for 15 years which was so bad that some days I could barely pick up a cup of coffee, much less do any weights. After following the recommendations in “Pain Free After 50” for a couple months I decided to tackle the “Fit After Fifty” program. I’m on my second go-round with the program and loving it. I just bought Phase IV and will start it in a week after I finish my second go round of Phase III. I like the structure of the different phases, each building on the previous phase and working up to more strenuous workouts - a process designed to give steady gains with a lower risk of injury. I’m seeing good results, too. For example, I’m now doing 25 pound dumbbell concentration curls, albeit with tennis elbow brace support straps, and while that won’t win any weight-lifting competitions, it is an incredible increase from my previous limit of whatever my cup of coffee weighed. Muscle definition is coming back, too, if my wife’s spontaneous comments on my physique are any indication. (She is my workout buddy in our basement “gymnasium.”) It’s good to again feel/see muscles that had faded away - almost like being in my 20’s again. I’m down from 200 pounds to 180. While I’m at it, I will admit to also taking Live Anabolic’s “Anabolic Reload” supplement on a daily basis and “Anabolic Shed” before high-carb meals. It all seems to help. The workouts themselves are convenient to do in terms of length of time to do them. Mark’s video demonstrations are well-done, with good information on how to do the exercises properly, including information on things to avoid doing to avoid injuries. The equipment needed to perform the exercises is not extravagant; just bands and dumbbells for the most part, as well as some places to put your body - floor, mats, coffee table, couch, chair etc. Finally, just wanted to give a shout out to the staff at Live Anabolic who have been very helpful; Rey, in particular who has always answered my email questions, and, of course, Mark McIlyar who has helped me out in our mutual fight against Father Time. All in all, it’s an investment I’m very happy to have made. Very highly recommended!
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Great program! Enjoying it very much!
Program seems ok. They say email with questions, but don't respond, then fill your inbox with ads for their pills.
I’ve been weight/fitness training my whole adult life. I enjoyed physical team sports like rugby and American football( I’m in the UK) And that left me with severe permanent injuries to my knees and back. So my standard, failing training was to work round those issues. Sadly, Without much success. I saw this program and that it’s aimed at over 50s. I thought, let’s give it a go. Following a proper plan, and doing things I’d stopped doing, has made a huge improvement. This is not HIT, that’s for young fellows with knees that work. There’s nothing radical here, just sensible, reasonable training with a long term incrementally harder targets. It’s not expensive! And they even promise to give you your money back. I won’t be asking for mine. Good luck to you whatever you choose to do, but this helped me, a lot. Buy yourself some adjustable dumbbells, they’re expensive but help you keep your intensity up. They’re not essential.
I am 54 and I am very pleased with the results of RA40. Lost 12 pounds in 12 weeks. Here are my before and after photos.
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This is a great program. I am 54 and needed a program that worked for me and this really nailed it. I especially like the nutrition advice and guidelines. I am very happy with the results i am getting and Gary is quick to respond to any questions and freely gives advice when needed.
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I've been training for 42 years; bodybuilding and powerlifting. I've worked with what must be thousands of different training and nutrition protocols. I've worked with top caliber professional trainers (two of whom were former Mr Olympia and one of whom was Over 40 Mr America). I won my first local contest when I was 19 and have continued to train in one way shape or form for the reminder of my life; sometimes kin competitive condition, sometime not so much ;0)). I only share this for context. I've have tried almost every approach known to man. I can say without any reservations of any kind that those of Gary's Programs I've used (Ripped After 40, Anabolic After 40 and now Anabolic Abs) are the perfect balance of intensity, volume and period for me. At 61 years of age I have experienced astonishing results in every aspect; strength, lean mass, energy and focus. All without over-training, excess fatigue, joint pain or injury. I can not recommend Gary's programs more highly. Whats more! Gary really cares. He has not only invested himself in designing and implementing fantastic educational and support resources, but he has personally responded to every question, query or clarification I've asked. He is truly excellent human being, one heck of a great guy. If you're on the fence, don't be. Jump in. I promise you'll be glad you did. Steve
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Hello Gary. I would like to say on Dec 29 I weighed 292 lbs. and was very unhappy with the way I looked and felt. I grew out of my size 44 inch pants and knew I had to do something. I started fit after 40 workouts and this past Sunday May 3, I weighed 257 lbs. I am fitting into my size 38 shorts and I feel and look so much better. I can’t follow the meal plan as well as I should but the workouts I love and I can modify them to fit the weights I have. I would like to add I have done no running during this time and all my sprints have been done on a recumbent bike or my concept 2 rower. I would like to just say thank you for changing me into a better person, husband, and father.
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Started out with Gary Walker's SBSS program which was a month it got b e eating good and healthy. Then went on to the RA40 program did not make past week 3 on phase 2 due to gyms closing but Gary gave a lot of at home videos to help keep pushing forward, when I started the programs I was at 197, 4 months later I'm weighing 163 and getting cut and seeing ab muscles. So definitely worth it. Thanks guys
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Hi. I just started, yesterday, to use the program, and, despite thinking it is nice, I found some inconsistencies. The workouts are slightly different in the Main Manual and in the Phase Manual (in one place IsoPlex in the other not, In one TriCon in the other not)! And now, in Day 3, it requires to perform a Lat Pulldown as a IsoPlex exercise?! How's that? And in the Nutrition Plan you say PPP for thre days and the Plan is 4 workout Days! Overall is good, but the details... Best regards, João