Hey Fellow Lifters,
I've come here looking for some advice because I am at a spot where I have a lot of freedom and resources but I'm lacking direction in my training. I've been lifting weights for 20+ years and haven't really been able to reach what I consider an acceptable level of strength and muscle (if that is even possible). My best lifts are 275 bench, 365 squat, 435 deadlift, 165 OHP.
I may get some flak for this but at this point in my life I'm more interested in a good physique and health than I am really pushing my maxes. My joints get sore when I lift really heavy (for me) too often.
The problem is I don't really know how to get where I want to go. I have hired trainers (some very expensive) who don't seem to have a clue. I'm not expert but I know enough to tell when someone is full of BS.
I know I don't ever want to stop lifting. I can't decide if I should just go and lift and enjoy it or if I should try to find a structured program that moves me toward specific goals. I thought I would come here and discuss with some other lifters who are also older and may have been at this point as well. I can provide a current pic if it helps.