Ok, I know that doesn’t sound like a lot, but I told you at the beginning that true muscle building requires a commitment of six months to a year. If you stick with weight lifting for six or seven months, you can add six to twelve pounds of new, lean muscle to your body. After a year, that number jumps to twelve to twenty-four pounds. Even twelve pounds of muscle will result in an enormous gain in strength, probably far greater than you can imagine. This kind of weight gain in one year can take a beginner’s bench press of 135 lb. deep into the 200 lb. range.
I am about to begin week 9 of this program. I have been eating clean, resting and doing yoga on my off days and have not felt this good since I was in my 20's and I'm 58! I have been doing only body weight workouts for the past two years for the sake of my joints. I gave up flour and sugar in March and have lost 25 lbs.
Question: my body is telling me to rest...how long should I rest between programs? What would you suggest I do during these rest periods? Any suggestion for my next challenge?
I'm getting older but I am NOT getting old!
Thanks for your encouragement. I appreciate your writing and articles!