Anyone here have ripped abs at 45 years old.

ons ear -
banco - I did it late 30's. Getting there isn't that hard. Staying there for any extended period of time without drugs is very hard.

True. Getting really lean is tough but possible but staying super lean for weeks and months? I have not been able to accomplish that without stimulants. Besides, the reward for being real lean really doesn’t justify the hard work it takes

If you find the right foods and meal prep it is possible to maintain single digit body fat year round without being hungry or suffering. It’s about eating foods that are low in calories and have the right macro breakdown while being satiating at the same time.

With that said body types have a major impact on your ability to get lean and stay lean. I have the distinct advantage of being an ectomorph who is naturally tall and lean. 

Fighting -

^^ not claiming ripped and shredded. i need work, but not too shabby for an old timer, i think. 

Looking good brotha. It wouldn’t take much to get you carved up. 

Fighting -

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im 43

Damn, good job 

I’m 45. I’ll have them in 2 weeks.... maybe 

You're on TRT and don't have abs? You won't get them because you don't have what it takes to get there.

Prove me wrong

My uncle has a ripped 6 pack and he’s in his 60’s. No drugs. Just works out a lot.

Most people are going to need to diet though. It’s all about what you eat.

Something along the lines of Paleo, and it will almost be impossible for you not to get there eventually. Lean meats, veggies, fruits, nuts, seeds. The end.

jujigatame1981 -
Windy City -

How hard was it? I am thinking about going for it. I am 5"10 188 pounds and 44 years old and on the muscular side. The lowest I have gotten down to was 179 over the last 20 years and I still didn't have abs. I probably would have to get down to 165 pounds to have abs.

At this age it won't be easy and my face will probably look 7 years older than I am now. I have the type of body where I carry fat on my waist. At 180 pounds you could see the veins in my arms popping out but to get that belly ripped I would really have to get down to probably 165. 

To the guys that did it in their 40's how hard was it? Where you able to lose that extra fat or does it just kind of stick there because metabolism being slower? I am on TRT and lift 4 days a week but looking to challenge myself.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Im 39. I have had an 8 pack since 17. Im 39. I did get up to 190 at a desk job. Im now 143 5'10" and ripped, energetic, and very active.

But how old are you?

Fighting -

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im 43

Id fight you, but im not cutting weight. 

143 is nuts

5 9

158 I am lean can bench 210 lbs don't think can get much leaner lol

Im jus thappy staying thin, I dont need definition. Chicks (or dudes in your case) will dig you as long as you arent a flabby mess

You don't lose weight to get abs, just saying. 

BJ Penn Forever -
choadler -

Feel like I should just go for one of those meal plan things. I got a 18yo son that's into bodybuilding, he does it. Looks easy, he just grabs a meal off the pile a few times a day. Usually grilled chix, rice, broccoli. Fucking same thing over and over, but I see that as no problem for my fucked up palate.

You don't need those ripoffs man.

Grill/bake/sautee a bunch of chicken/steak/burger/chops etc... and freeze it in one or two day portions. Stuff last months if needed.

Cook a bunch of cabbage, black beans, potatoes, greens etc... stuff is good in the fridge four days.

You can portion stuff out in little containers if you need the meal prep done the night before on busy days.

Its like 10x cheaper than those meal prep companies and way better if you (or wife) make gourmet sides and grilled stuff of your own.

I just ate mashed sweet potatoes my wife had made for 5 days straight as my main carb. Delicious, healthy and dirt cheap. I would not eat 5 day old meat but stuff like sweet potato tastes perfect, even on day 5.

Just my 2 cents.

Cant tell you how much I appreciate the info. Truly do. I'll start planning out something tonight. I have to fix the diet. Really convinced I had asymptomatic covid w some residual taste loss. It's weird.

The meal prep thing, funny.. what my kid has been doing is getting free trials for like 2 weeks at a shot. Hes going on almost 3 months now, just jumps company to company. He got what had to be a $200 shipment for like $30 the other day. After the trial, he just jumps to another one. If you are single and broke, take note!!! Awesome quality food, but he would never pay full.price.

did the "Greatest Generation" care about 40s ripped abs?  

theraskal -

did the "Greatest Generation" care about 40s ripped abs?  

Check out Paul Newman (born 1925) in Cool Hand Luke (released 1967) - he was 42 in the pic.  Those are decent abs and decent shape for a 40+ year old example of the 'greatest generation'.

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Besides exercise dropping dairy and sugar/deserts made me leaner.

jbc - 
theraskal -

did the "Greatest Generation" care about 40s ripped abs?  

Check out Paul Newman (born 1925) in Cool Hand Luke (released 1967) - he was 42 in the pic.  Those are decent abs and decent shape for a 40+ year old example of the 'greatest generation'.

![](upload://mxm0fBZf20hzpZ5dwzPNQyVR3IA.jpeg)

what was his regular dietary exercise/habit?  Was he obsessively vain or did he drink fine spirits and eat manly foods combined with reasonable exercise regimen and the gift of good genetics resulting in an above-average architecture?  

researching now, found this:

"Bursting onto the movie scene in the mid-1950s, after first making a splash on Broadway, Newman was one of a generation of young actors who represented a new kind of American man. Before him, the traditional male film stars – Clark Gable, Gary Cooper, Errol Flynn, Jimmy Cagney, John Wayne – weren’t cool; they were actually kind of square. But what they lacked in diffidence, they made up in command. As Joan Didion once wrote of Wayne, but was equally true of them all: “In John Wayne’s world, John Wayne was supposed to give the orders.” These men asserted themselves – in romance, in war, in work, in society – because that’s what men did then: be tough and uncomplicated. Wayne and company weren’t racked by self-doubt or tormented by their shortcomings. Alpha males all, they exuded certainty and power. In a sense they were pre-Freudian, even pre-psychological: streamlined manifestations of American confidence. They couldn’t be stopped.

Newman’s generation was different. Where John Wayne was big, hard, stubborn, self-assured, and self-righteous, boldly lumbering into action, Newman and his confederates were small, soft, malleable, self-doubting, and ironic (about the last word one would use to describe Wayne), sliding their way edgewise into a scene. This attitude was identified as cool, and it was. Where the previous generation of actors always seemed to be on a mission, these young actors were disdainful toward everything – everything, that is, except themselves. They certainly didn’t believe in missions, and their contempt was a large part of their appeal to other alienated young men in the 1950s and early 1960s. What they had was a sense of superiority, as if they had understood something that the John Waynes hadn’t; namely, that nothing was worth the kind of energy Wayne and the others expended, nothing was worth the sacrifice or the risk or the faith. Not anymore.

In their cynicism, these were new men for a new age – a less arrogant, more anxious nuclear postwar world in which Freud was very much in evidence and you faced down danger not by vanquishing it, as John Wayne did, but by denying or ignoring it. In any case, they felt that the greatest dangers weren’t outside them; they were within them in their own roiled psyches. That’s why Newman and his contemporaries even felt compelled to adopt a different of acting. The old stars worked from the outside in – makeup, accents, body language – which was perfectly appropriate when the threats were external and you were going mano a mano with the world. The new stars were proponents of the Stanislavsky Method, which taught one to work from the inside out, and which was more appropriate when the threats were internal and you were wrestling with yourself.
 
Competing against them for roles, Newman would inevitably and repeatedly be compared to two other stars of this generation, James Dean and Marlon Brando, whom he physically resembled. Newman once told a reporter that he had signed 500 autographs “Marlon Brando” and quipped, “Two years ago they thought I was Jimmy Dean.” Like them he was regarded as another young, moody, misunderstood, tormented rebel who challenged the stultifying social order of 1950s America------
 
https://www.mensjournal.com/features/paul-newman-the-man-who-defined-being-a-man-19691231/
theraskal -
jbc - 
theraskal -

did the "Greatest Generation" care about 40s ripped abs?  

Check out Paul Newman (born 1925) in Cool Hand Luke (released 1967) - he was 42 in the pic.  Those are decent abs and decent shape for a 40+ year old example of the 'greatest generation'.

![](upload://mxm0fBZf20hzpZ5dwzPNQyVR3IA.jpeg)

what was his regular dietary exercise/habit?  Was he obsessively vain or did he drink fine spirits and eat manly foods combined with reasonable exercise regimen and the gift of good genetics resulting in an above-average architecture?  

Dude, your naïveté is showing.  

Please take a minute or two to google Paul Newman’s activities and life.  He was a legend: Oscar-winning actor, national champion race car driver (for real), consumer of beer, scotch and fine foods, notorious prankster, and charitable philanthropist of considerable note were all on his resume.

.....some more for the Paul Newman article:

 “He drinks beer by choice. He smokes two packs of cigarettes a day and on rare instances can be seen smoking a cigar.

Newman would even disparage his famous chiseled looks, complaining about the corruption – that word again – inherent in being an actor because of the premium that acting placed on appearance. 

By that time everyone knew that Newman had character, and he made plenty of enemies in politics and even in Hollywood, where he sat at the opposite end of the iconographic spectrum from the right-wing, macho blusterer John Wayne."------

interesting article and a good resource for study of social evolution

jbc - 
theraskal -
jbc - 
theraskal -

did the "Greatest Generation" care about 40s ripped abs?  

Check out Paul Newman (born 1925) in Cool Hand Luke (released 1967) - he was 42 in the pic.  Those are decent abs and decent shape for a 40+ year old example of the 'greatest generation'.

![](upload://mxm0fBZf20hzpZ5dwzPNQyVR3IA.jpeg)

what was his regular dietary exercise/habit?  Was he obsessively vain or did he drink fine spirits and eat manly foods combined with reasonable exercise regimen and the gift of good genetics resulting in an above-average architecture?  

Dude, your naïveté is showing.  

Please take a minute or two to google Paul Newman’s activities and life.  He was a legend: Oscar-winning actor, national champion race car driver (for real), consumer of beer, scotch and fine foods, notorious prankster, and charitable philanthropist of considerable note were all on his resume.

naivete or crafty?