i've been working out 1-5 days a week for the past 25 years. i am slender, but relatively muscular, no fat at all. before i started lifting, i was a pencil-necked geek, but then i looked like a 'regular guy.' nobody would ever think i lifted weights regularly, if you know what i mean. still slender, just not scrawny. i weigh 165, i could bench about 125.
i am 44 now
and for the past year, i have not had the same energy to do my workouts. i still go, but it's less weight. the strength is not there, and in fact, just doing some mild workouts i've hurt myself so much i could not work out that muscle for a few months. i hurt both my shoulders doing pull-downs, for example. the right side healed in a week and the left took a few months. at that was during a mild
workout after a two week break when i had a cold.
i have recently found myself at the gym 2-3 days a week doing cardio only. i've never done that.
i have never taken any supplements, and i am not sure i want to. i've always had a good, balanced diet - no fast food, no junk food. (guys at work go out to fast food for lunch and i wind up going somewhere else by myself.) i have a couple of beers a week and maybe cheat with a little bag of potato chips with my Subway tuna fish sandwich.
what i am asking: is there anything i can do
? at my age, should i just do cardio and be happy i am healthy?
people say i look early 30's. full hair and very little grey. i miss having some muscle tone, and being able to help someone move their furniture and not being afraid to hurt myself.
at 42 years old, i still had a 6-pack stomach, and the V below the belt. it's going away, it's like my testosterone jumped off a cliff.
i just don't have the energy anymore.