I always wanted to compete in a bodybuilding competition but was not sure if I could gain muscle after 40 and torch fat. Behold to my surprise, I was able to do it. Can you believe I am stronger and in better shape in my 40's than in my 20's. How is that possible? By applying these 7 principles, you can gain muscles and torch fat after 40 and beyond. No matter what age you are at. It just takes motivation and consistency.