The only reason I have titled this article as; ‘building muscle after 40’ is because I am now well past the age of 40 (44 at time of writing. I know, I know – I don’t look it!).
Anyway, I wanted to ensure my efforts and yours, if you are also concerned about the ability to increase muscle mass due to being a certain age, are not going to waste.
After lots of research and my own personal experience, the good news is, being aged 40+, 50+, 60+ or even 70+ is largely irrelevant regarding your ability to build muscle.
As this article will explain, muscle can be built at any age as long as you eat nutritious food and continually train your body to stimulate muscle growth, i.e. lift heavy things.