Age with strength and vigor is my mantra, my passion and mission.
In my book you can view pictures of seasoned lifters who started ten, twenty years ago, and today at their advance age can handle heavy weights.
However, don’t let those pictures discourage you. They, like all beginners started with 2-3 pound dumbbells. Gradually, as they gained strength, they were albe to lift more. There’s no limit to how much you can lift if that is what you desire. And if not, you can stop at 8 or 10 pounds just to maintain.
The important thing is to prevent further muscle loss and and with it the ability to live life to the fullest by being able to do everything you want to do.