Hello All, Long time lurky first time poster
I’m not quite 35 but I’m getting there, and you all should have the experience necessary to answer this one.
I’m generally a Full-Body lifter, every other day. But my knees, shoulders, and elbows never feel good and it’s getting progressively worse over the last few years. Had a knee scoped a few months ago, bursitus in my right elbow, shoulders that are getting creakier by the day.
Changed up rep schemes to primarily 8 - 12 (I prefer 3 - 6), I’ve backed off volume as well, but still no dice.
Will be moving to a once a week style in the coming weeks since obviously something has to change (legs, off, push, off, pull, maybe arms, off, repeat). I’m thinking that the lowered frequency will help lessen the burden on the joints. obviously the volume will go way up on that particular day, but then they get 6 days of rest.
What’s your thoughts on lowering frequency to help with joint issues? Does the high volume day make this a worse system since it overloads them, or does the long rest make up for it in your experiences?