I had an interesting measurement day a few weeks ago. I was taking measurements on two clients on the same day. This happens often, but this day illustrated a point that I make with clients and during speeches frequently. Any person at any age can change their body, but it takes more time and effort as you age.
Client A is 24 years old and working hard to reduce fat and build lean muscle. Client B is also looking to achieve the same goals, but is in her 70’s. In one month Client A lost 8.6 pounds of fat and gained .94 pounds of lean muscle. In three months Client B lost 9.3 pounds of fat and gained .22 pounds of lean muscle. Very similar results brought on by hard work and good nutrition, but it took two months longer for the older client.
Over the years, I have trained many clients over the age of 50. I have seen those clients have amazing success stories and achieve similar results as younger clients. It takes more patience and discipline as you age, but you can achieve the body you want. The better path is to take care of your body when you are young and maintain your fitness into your golden years.