I am 56 years old and have decided to start lifting again after over a 20 year lay off. After reading several books including all of Jim's I have decided to follow one of his 2 day a week routines. I would like some help deciding which one would be best for my goals which is overall strength and well being. No competition of sports. I also need to work on my conditioning and mobility. Which is why I like Jim's set up. I am not sure if full body like his option 1 or one of the splits would be a better choice.
I have the onset of arthritis. Years ago I slipped a disc in my lower back and it is constantly stiff. Also because of past shoulder injuries I can not do dips
Just tested 1 rep max in pounds
Dead lift 185
My question is would you suggest a 2 day a week full body or a 2 day a week split and which one?