Babyboomers

Background

Welcome to the newest section of Bodybuilding.com, a weekly feature geared towards you. From the babyboomers in your 40s and 50s and beyond, this new section of Bodybuilding.com will focus on improving your physique through nutrition, cardiovascular exercise and resistance training.

Intro

Whether you need help and advice on losing weight, gaining mass or where to find inspiration, Richard Baldwin, Mr. USA, Mr. America-MW, 1st runner-up Mr. Universe and Diane Fields, ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer, Specialist in Performance Nutrition and featured Fitness Writer, understand that one size does not fit all, especially as you age.

With some minor modifications, not only can you maintain your present physique as you age, but you can also make improvements with intense resistance training and proper nutrition.

Richard Baldwin & Diane Fields

Richard Baldwin, currently 55, and Diane Fields at 45, team up to show babyboomers and above how to maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle through goal setting, maintaining high motivational levels and modifications to nutritional and strength training programs due to aging.

Through a series of articles and a Question and Answer forum, Richard and Diane will help motivate and guide you towards your physique goals. Send your questions to Richard at rbaldwin@MAIL.GC.CC.FL.US or Diane at fitnessgirl56@yahoo.com. Be sure to include your name, city and state.

We are looking to see YOUR motivational physiques to serve as examples to others looking to make improvements. Send us your before and after photos and let us know how we were able to help you achieve your goal, so we may feature your physique in an online article. Send photos to fitnessgirl56@yahoo.com.

About Richard & Diane

Dr. Richard Baldwin, Mr. USA, Mr. America-MW, 1st runner-up Mr. Universe, personal trainer to Laura Combes, the first Ms. America, was known for his classical physique during his competitive years. Dr. Baldwin wrote countless bodybuilding magazine articles during his winning reign in the 1970s and 1980s.

His image can be seen on many magazine covers as well as in the movie, Staying Hungry. Current projects include authoring a book on Larry Scott and writing for fitness magazines. You may contact Richard via email at rbaldwin@MAIL.GC.CC.FL.US.

Diane Fields, MBA, ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer, Specialist in Performance Nutrition, (pending), is a member of Legendary Fitness, LLC, a company geared toward the special exercise and nutritional needs of babyboomers. Ms. Fields is a featured fitness writer and serves as a Contributing Writer for many online websites and fitness magazines. You may contact Diane via email at fitnessgirl56@yahoo.com.

Additional articles written by Ms. Fields may be viewed at the following websites, www.getbig.com, www.protraineronline.com and www.atozfitness.com, www.dolfzine.com.

Check Back Weekly For Updates Info and Questions!

Articles

  • What Bodybuilding Is All About: Bill Pearl And Dave Draper!

    The 'Golden Age' as it is being called seems to have done it right. Why is the younger generation still looking back to those bodybuilders long since retired? More on that right here...

  • A Report On The 2005 NPC Florida State Open!

    We recently had the privilege to cover the 2005 NPC Florida State Open and Masters Bodybuilding and Figure Championships at the Marina Civic Center in Panama City, Florida. See how the contestants did!

  • A Baby Boomer's Journey To The Fountain Of Youth!

    You have to read it to believe it. Margaret Smith has made an amazing transformation and shares her story below. And now that she is in shape she wants more... get more right here!

  • More Secrets To Motivation: Training Through Injury.

    Recovering from such a bad injury can take a very long time and requires a great deal of motivation. See the steps that Richard has had to go through to get back to training.

  • Q & A From The Babyboomers - We Get Better Each Year!

    Greetings Baby Boomers! Our mailboxes are filled to capacity with your questions, so we thought it was time to answer a few that hit upon some key baby boomer issues.

  • Questions & Answers From The Babyboomers!

    Greetings Baby Boomers! Our mailboxes are filled to capacity with your questions, so we thought it was time to answer a few that hit upon some key baby boomer issues.

  • Want Good Legs? Work Your Hamstrings!

    In our continuing quest to help baby boomers redefine the process of aging, we are constantly on the lookout for the line that separates a youthful physique from one that is old.

  • How To Lower Your Body Mass Index.

    From the thousands of emails that readers send in with questions, the most popular topics include increasing muscle mass and lowering body fat. Why do we need to write an article about getting back to basics? Let us explain...

  • Getting In Shape After The Age Of 40.

    Can you feel the buzz of the upcoming competitive season in the air? Check out some of these awesome questions and answers from babyboomers...

  • Video Motivation.

    Long-term commitment to creating a new you in the upcoming year requires a lifestyle change where the popular notion of instant gratification is left behind forever for the much greater reward of health, wellness and longevity...

  • Creating A New You In The New Year.

    Long-term commitment to creating a new you in the upcoming year requires a lifestyle change where the popular notion of instant gratification is left behind forever for the much greater reward of health, wellness and longevity...

  • Making A Myth Of Holiday Weight Gain

    If we can plan cheat days, then we can plan for four holidays within the last quarter of the year? Make a myth of holiday weight gain.

  • Forgotten Forearms: What Exercises Do You Need To Build Great Forearms?

    Build up your forearms and wrists and you will be able to lift more weight while performing other exercises. You'll be able to hold more weight in your hands, reducing the need for straps. Learn more...

  • Are Organic Foods Necessary For A Healthy Diet?

    The bottom line is that organic does not mean what many people think it means. It does not mean absolutely no pesticides or no antibiotics or no irradiation or no genetic engineering!

  • I Want It Now: Maximize Your Gains & Avoid Setbacks!

    What can you or I do to maximize gains and avoid all the setbacks on the road to progress?

  • Questions & Answers From Babyboomers, By Babyboomers.

    Learn how to keep making gains after you hit 40, what you need to know about carb cycling, why doctors recommend Bodybuilding.com and more...

  • What Is The Point Of Resistance Training?

    What is the point of resistance training and do you need it to build muscle? Find out here...

  • How To Achieve The Top Ten Guns Of All Time!

    If people are so impressed with arms, why are so few outstanding biceps seen even at gyms or local level contests where you would think they would be common? Far too many people mistake size with quality development. Learn how to build big arms!

  • Back In The Saddle Again: Fix Your Droopy Physique!

    We receive many emails from readers who used to be physically fit when they were young, but now having reached their 40s or 50s have found themselves woefully overweight and out of shape. Learn how to get back into shape!

  • Beauty Is Skin Deep: Babyboomer Guide To Skin Care!

    In order to achieve both a fit physique as well as a young and vivacious look, a baby boomer must give equal attention to improving and/or enhancing the physique and skin care...