This is my first post, but I have been visiting this site for a number of years and felt like I have learned a lot. Here is my question if someone has any experience with this program and sports; I love basketball, the competition of it, and for me personally it’s the only type of cardio exercise I can do. Jogging, stairmaster type machines are a slow death for me
I have an advantage of having a nice gym about a mile from work, so I have been working out over lunch.
I follow the 5/3/1 protocols on these, and have been following this for about a year. I’m 44, and have recently found and I wish I had made this discovery about 20 years ago, that I love this type of workout. As I age, my bucket list has included at least once doing a powerlifting meet. I don’t care how I finish, I just want to try and I want to get all three lifts up to 315 to even think of it, right now I’m at a 285 bench, and 250 for squat and deadlift.
I know the numbers are all screwed up, I was the guy at the gym doing nothing but upper body workouts, with pencil legs. I had a severly broken arm, just below the shoulder blade when I was younger, and because of this, I can’t fully extend my arm straight up. It only affects me trying to do the MP, so I pass on this one.
Is it impossible achieving these type of powerlifting numbers, while still playing basketball on my off days. I don’t lift on the days I play, because my legs just can’t take it.