5 Years Later. I’m back! Published on: Jul 30, 2014 Body Transformation: Christine Traded In Cardio For Iron. Over the past 5 years I have turned my health and physique around, shed 35 pounds of fat, and added 25 pounds of muscle. No matter the adversity or the obstacles, this 45-year-old has the willpower of an iron giant. His level of definition and growth is enough to put some current professional bodybuilders to shame, and he has not competed in about 30 years. There is no other way for him to keep this up with his legs unless he is still regularly doing the squats that he is known for. No longer are we teenage kids who load up the bar with 225-lbs and bench press it without a warm-up, living to tell about it. Guide to Successful Bodybuilding for Over 40 Years of Age. 08 July, 2011 . Fact Checked. 35-Year-Old Bodybuilder's Sudden Death Raises Questions About Insulin Use. Now let's fast-forward 5 years. I'm a 45-year-old bodybuilder and I am wondering if there is anything at all that I should be doing differently with my training? Our joints can no longer handle that. Here's Why Bodybuilders Love "Outangling," the Alpha Gym Move that Makes You Look Huge. Why did you start bodybuilding at age 87? You need to take more care of ligaments and tendons, they are less elastic and resilient. In December of last year, Ghent Wakefield was found dead in his home in Tunstall, England. True story: when I was 15, after 4-5 years of dedicated karate training (I always thought that my destiny was to be a martial arts instructor), a friend's sister, unceremoniously and without remorse, pinned me in a backyard wrestling match. From the age of about 50, people lose about 1-2 percent of their muscle mass every year! Bodybuilding.com recently caught up—not on the track, of course!—with the 95-year-old powerhouse to talk exercise, aging, retirement, the global state of fitness, and much more. Bodybuilding is a lifestyle that incorporates strict nutrition and detailed exercise programs to gain lean muscle mass and minimize body fat. For the over 40 bodybuilder, and even over 30, I would recommend training smart. Looking in the mirror I now see my 51-year-old head setting on a muscular physique that appears to be that of a twenty-year-old athlete. View this post on Instagram. Not only can, YOU HAVE the difference is in the goals, nutrition and recovery times. When the going got tough, Christine just gritted her teeth, continued to work out, eat well, and then walked the stage with pride. Nutrition ; Resistance Training ; Cardiovascular Exercise ; Considerations ; Written by Bethany Kochan .