The term “old” is relative, but skin elasticity is not. If you are larger than you would like to be, my advice is to get lean ASAP.
When you are under the age of 40, your skin should have no problem snapping back to a smaller size once you lose weight. My buddy used to be 300 pounds and had a 50 inch waist. He is 40 years old. Luckily he got lean in time and has zero flabby skin. His wife went through a similar transformation.
Take this warning. If you wait too long and keep putting it off, there is a good chance that you will have lots of loose skin. If you are someone who is decently overweight and want to get coached on how to get lean, Tyler Bramlett is the guy I would recommend.
Tyler Bramlett has been a respectable expert in the fitness industry for years. He actually has no idea I’m writing this, just really proud of his accomplishments.
Those with massive amounts of muscle have different issues. As you age, your hormones won’t support large amounts of muscle. My advice is to begin trimming down a bit as you roll past 40. Don’t let yourself get weak, you can still lift heavy, but it is smart to tighten up and proactively become a bit more compact as you get older.
A man named Dolph is a good example of this. He’s 55 years old and has done well slimming down substantially from back in his Rocky 4 days. The older I get, the more I do my best to stay at a stable lean weight.
In my case, I could probably muscle up to 205 while staying at the same body fat level, but I aim for a dense 190-195. Again, my advice is to hit your target weight ASAP. The sooner the better.