Its not a hard thing to figure out, but i have been thinking about the whole deal a lot and its really bugging me out, so some feedback or advise would really be appreciated.
I’m 34 now and i have been working out most of my life but got into more serious training a couple of years ago.
Seven years ago i had a mean elbow fracture and reconstruction using bone from my hip. Although my doctors told me not to lift more than 10lbs i was able to start lifting weights again four years ago. I guess you can appreciate that not lifting is hardly an option.
I’m doing 5/3/1 for six months now and its a very rewarding and motivating phylosophy.
Constantly buying more plates got my wifes attention so she made me see an elbow specialist, to check how my arm is keeping up. So far, everything feels and looks OK, but i was told that every rep on pushing exercises is wearing my elbow further down, so i have to expect getting full elbow replacement at least 10 years sooner than otherwise (lets say around the age of 60 instead of 70). Being able to train after 60 is important to me, so i’m thinking about changing things up a bit.
So now I am looking for exercises i could use in my programm instead of the Press and Benchpress. I would probably not get rid of them completely, but degrade them to accsessory lifts and reduce volume considerably or ditch them and concentrate on hyperthropy and isolation of the shoulder joint.
So far my thoughts on Options are:
Problem with these exercises (as with most) is that breakdown in form allows for more and heavier reps so you really have to be disciplined not to lie to yourself about needing a reset. But discipline over motivation, right?
Do You guys have any other thoughts on upper body multi joint movements i could use in a programmable manner that wouldn’t be stupid?