so the older you get (30+) the harder it is to keep your current pre-30yo gains or is harder to make even more gains on top of your pre-30yo gains.
31 here, 32 in March. Strongest I've ever been, and have made substantial strength gains in the past year, though that's mostly because I switched gyms and upped my volume. staying injury free is pretty key as well.
Your metabolism slows down so it's harder to stay lean. Gains are easy enough to maintain as long as you continue your workouts (switching them up every once in awhile) and eat well.
You need to be easier on your body though because it becomes easier to get hurt.
Just need to up the number of scoops, brutha. C'MON you gotta eat big to get big
>do various sports all my life (football, basketball, soccer, swimming, jiu jitsu)
>always pretty strong, never lifted
>start getting chubby in late 20s
>sick of it
>start lifting on a cut a month before 30th birthday
>linear gains for months on SS
>drop from 220 to 195 (6'1)
>steady gains and decent aesthetics with Texas method after SS plateau
>turn 31 in a few weeks
I'm 27 and still making gains. Only real issue are all these semi-injuries I'm racking up because I never cared about structural balance, proper form and prehab when I was younger.