Babyboomers

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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

  • Why Shallow Squats Are Robbing Your Legs Of Growth

    Build more muscle by lowering the weight and getting your thighs closer to parallel.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Couples Training!

    Is it possible for males and females to make successful training partners in the gym? Can rewards be found through a couples approach to training that is unattainable with an individual effort? Find out!

  • Hitting The Contest Stage After The Age Of 40!

    Too old to enter a contest? No way say our baby boomer readers! Hitting the contest stage after the age of 40!

  • The Death Of Female Bodybuilding!

    I do think female bodybuilders have a right to train, pose, and even take steroids if they wish, my problem is they think we should all approve and pay money to see them. Female bodybuilding has difficulty retaining and attracting sponsors. Learn why.

  • The Golden Era Of Bodybuilding!

    Today we are going to take a look back at the Golden Era of Bodybuilding. We will also take a look into Dick Tyler's new book West Coast Bodybuilding Scene: The Golden Era...

  • Triceps Of The Gods!

    I don't know what caused this sickness, but for some reason I caught the triceps disease. I became obsessed with developing great triceps. Find out how to sculpt your triceps like those of the 60's and 70's with Richard Baldwin!

  • Learn About Bodybuilding And Arthritis!

    Aches, pains, rest, ibuprofen, ice, stiffness and training around an injury are words that seemingly increase in frequency in a baby boomer's vocabulary. Learn how exercise can benefit arthritis and what the warning signs are of it!

  • Maximizing Your Genetics!

    Baby boomers that hit the gym and demand physiques for health, wellness, longevity, and yes, creating and maintaining an attractive body, want to make the most of their time working out. So, how can we maximize our genetics to speed up those results?

  • Secrets To Sexy Shoulders!

    Follow these simple tips choosing three exercises (one for each head of the deltoids) and working up to 3 sets each for two workout sessions per week, and you will soon have those sexy shoulders you've always wanted!

  • Secrets To Glamorous Glutes!

    This week is about the secrets to glamorous glutes. Learn the exercises and things to do to get the sexiest glutes around...

  • Working Out = Better Sex!

    This week the topic is sex. Learn how getting in shape will improve your sex life and how orgasms are achieved more frequently and easily by working out...

  • Developing Muscle Tone!

    Are you looking to get the firm and toned body you have always wanted, but you think it's too late? Learn how to get the perfect body during the season most Americans gain 7-15 lbs...