I hope to share and learn with you all here
I share a lot of issues with members in this group!
I lift/train alone in my garage gym trying to reach the “numbers” of my 20 something powerlifting days.
I won’t bore you but, I’m like 205, 5’10 with no major injuries. I have full mobility and some elbow tendonitis, arthritis , long recovery periods, etc.
I took a long detour of around 30 years and I’ve been at it for 3 years; doing it my way and recording it all along the way in a journal.
I train with basics: big three + basic aux like incline bench, hex bar DL and carries, pull-ups, dips, GHR, includes use of chains and bands.
Let me say it’s taking a long hard time and a mental to reach the goal and I’m maybe 2/3 of the way but am committed.
575 squat goal : now like at 285 + 72 chains for sets of 3, pushing hard towards 225x20 (dang that is work). Honestly, I never ever hit my rep goal of 315x20, so I’d be happy to reach that vs the single.
600 DL goal: now like 435. I’d driving for the 500 hex bar DL this year; it’s such a mental thing as you know to trust yourself and technique (when you pain just walking down stairs either because I’m so damn sore all the time and/or arthritis…
315 BP goal: god this is rough with the left elbow tingle. I’ve learned when I feel it I’m not warmed up enough; Reps are always ok like in the 205 range. Soon as I rep 225 I start noticing it and usually just back down. 185x12 is in site
Mobility: Getting down on the floor and getting back up; over and over I think is a must; else I am just too stiff.
So hears, to learning some from you all; really wish I had some partner to lift with, but there just aren’t many. I hate the commercial gym scene and posers. My home gym is killer Rogue setup with Duffalo bars and oh yeah daily shoulerok’s !