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Old 03-04-2013, 08:22   #7
ashecht
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OP, at 43 you are a relative youngster. I will be 52 in 3 months. I lift at least 3 and usually 4 days/week. While I am certainly not the strongest guy in the gym, I take pride in the fact I am way closer to that than to the weakest guy. I am 6'1" and very skinny at 178 lbs. I can bench 230, curl 100 lbs for 3 sets of 8 on a preacher, and have 11% body fat. I also play tennis every saturday and sunday for 2-3 hours each day. I agree with you though, if I take a few days or a week off for whatever reason, I get paranoid that I am getting fat. Taking time off is not a bad thing though, it lets your body recover and more importantly it lets your mind recover. Congrats and stick with it!
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