4 Tips for Men Over 40: Nutrition & Strength Lessons from The Silver Era of Bodybuilding


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Greetings fellow Gladiator,

I only write to you because I know you are someone who understands and wants to know how to obtain and achieve the value of timeless health, strength and vitality.

In a world full of trends, fads and gimmicks, there's something to be said about the power of classic practices that have stood the test of time.

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Today, we're diving into a topic that has been a cornerstone of strength, muscle and vitality for well over Five decades:

The combination of steak and eggs (inspired by Vince Gironda) with basic strength training, reminiscent of the Golden & Silver Era of bodybuilding.

Whether you're 35 or 55 or older, these principles remain as potent as ever.

1) Savor the Steak and Eggs Duo: A Nutritional Powerhouse

The symbiotic relationship between steak and eggs goes beyond a satisfying meal.

Packed with protein, healthy fats, and essential nutrients, this duo forms the foundation of a balanced diet.

Lean to moderately fat cuts of steak provide high-quality protein to support muscle growth and repair, while eggs contribute essential amino acids, vitamins and minerals.

Opt for grass-fed beef and farm raised eggs for an extra dose of omega-3 fatty acids and nutrients. Some will argue grass fed beef means little to nothing but I have experienced digestive issues, gas, etc when eating beef that eats grains, etc.

I purchase the majority of my meats from a Mennonite farmer in Pa and my eggs most often from places that truly allow their chickens to roam freely, not with all the BS words the govt keeps skirting around with eggs.

Remember, quality ingredients make all the difference.

Avoid all that hormone injected BS from the local supermarkets. There's a reason why our teenage boys have beer bellies and breasts.

2) Basic Strength Training: Lifting for Longevity

Silver and Golden era bodybuilders understood the significance of fundamental strength training exercises.

The classics like squats, deads, bench presses and overhead presses engage the entire body, promoting functional strength and create a rugged physique.

None of that pump up BS weak muscle.


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As we age and "get older", maintaining muscle mass becomes increasingly vital to support metabolism, posture, confidence and daily activities. Men who strength training and continue to build muscle look younger and healthier than those who avoid strength training and old school bodybuilding methods.

I've seen men my age who look 10 years older than me due to lack of muscle, poor eating habits, regular alcohol consumption and overall a weak lifestyle.

I see too many men limping around and looking like a useless bag of shyt because of excess processed poison and zero strength training.

Aim for 3 sessions per week, focusing on compound movements to stimulate growth hormone release and boost testosterone levels naturally. This is how we train inside Gladiator STRONG.

3) Consistency Over Intensity: The Golden Rule

The secret to lasting success lies in consistent efforts rather than extreme feats of strength. Leave the extreme training and craziness to the TikTok influencers who are destroying themselves to get "more likes and views".

Instead of chasing short-lived gains, prioritize steady progress in both nutrition and training. I always leave with 10% in the tank, feeling like I can do a little more but ready to come back the next day and / or have energy for the rest of my day.

Opt for a sustainable approach that you can maintain for years, rather than going all-in for a few weeks only to burn out through injury and emotional wear and tear.

Small, incremental improvements over time yield remarkable results and minimize the risk of injury.

4) Finally.....

Rest and Recovery: The Unsung Heroes

In the hustle and bustle of modern life, rest and recovery often take a back seat. Yet, they're crucial components of the steak-and-eggs equation coupled withGladiator STRONG Training.

Allow your body ample time to recuperate after each training session. Too many men are gung-ho and
then burn out after 4-6 weeks because they train too often. I often encourage men to strength train 3 x week and then on the other days, go out for a long walk, bike ride, perform calisthenics or light Kettlebell work microdosed throughout your day, etc.

Adequate sleep (7-8 hrs daily), mobility work, and stress management play pivotal roles in optimizing hormone levels, mental clarity and overall well-being.

Remember, a rested body is a resilient body.

In conclusion, the classic combination of steak and eggs paired with foundational strength training principles from the 50s, 60s and 70s has stood the test of time for good reason.

In addition to steak and eggs, I encourage a small salad every day; something simple that you can make on your own with a few items from the grocery store. Some fruit throughout your day and plenty of water. The basics of The Silver Era have been dismissed because they lack complexity. There is immense power in the basics for both your training and nutrition.

Embrace these practices, not as fleeting trends, but as enduring guides to help you lead a life filled with vitality and strength.

Remember, you're not just adopting a 6 week fad regimen; you're embracing a philosophy that has been empowering men since the 1940s, close to 100 years.

See you at the Squat Rack.

Live The Code 365,



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