If this topic has been posted before, I apologize, I searched for it but couldn't find any reference. My question is about recovery time and aging. I'm 44 now, and I've been told recently I'm not giving myself enough recovery time. I was told by someone at the gym, that at my age I shouldn't lift more than twice a week because my muscles don't have time to repair themselves. I lift Mon. Wed. and Fri., and I run on a treadmill 30 minutes each on Tues and Thurs. I do 90 minutes of Taekwondo on Mon and Thurs. evenings, and 3 hours of TKD on Saturday. I've been on this schedule for a little over a year, but I haven't noticed any real improvements (except in strength). Am I giving myself enough recovery time to build muscle and lose fat? I am currently 198 lbs, and stand 5' 11" and I'd like to get down to about 185-190 before summer. Any advice is appreciated!