Hello and welcome to my website, which is specifically designed for mature bodybuilders - both men and women - over the age of 40! My name is Vinnie and I have been involved in bodybuilding, or weight training, for over twenty years. Now, well past the first flush of youth, I describe myself as 'mature'. However, I don't use the word mature in a negative way - to suggest that my best years are behind me - rather, I use it proudly to acknowledge a very creative, exciting and positive period of my life.
During the last twenty-something years there have been periods when I have thrown myself into bodybuilding with great gusto, but there have also been periods of disillusionment, coupled with long lay-offs. This would inevitably be followed by a rediscovery of the benefits, both physical and mental, that go hand in hand with weight training. A born 'hard gainer' I struggled to make gains during my twenties, despite a blood and guts approach in the gym. During my thirties things improved with the slowing down of my metabolism, coupled with my discovery of creatine monohydrate and quality whey protein. Now in my forties, whilst still a 'natural' bodybuilder, things have improved beyond my wildest dreams - and I honestly believe that the best is yet to come!
I have created this website primarilly, but not exclusively, for people like myself - mature bodybuilders - who are advancing in age, but who want to continue making and maintaining great gains in the gym, home or wherever they may train. So, this website is something of a labour of love, and as it is a work in progress I would appreciate positive and constructive comments relating to what is good about the site, as well as what is considered not so good - with comments on how it might be improved.
Kindest regards, mature bodybuilders, Vinnie.