I am 58 and after some health issues leading up to a major accident last year I started strength training. I have arthritic knees and bad lower back. Shoulders are not much better. I have been doing a lot of micro-loading.
I have followed the Starting Strength model 2 days a week but have been stalling and need to move to different programming and 5/3/1 was suggested.
I have all of Jim’s books and have been browsing the forum and have become overwhelmed at the number of 2 day a week programs.
The ones that have caught my attention are Training 2 Days/Week Options 1 and 2 pp.77 and 78 from 5/3/1 the 2nd Edition. (even though I can not do dips and currently doing pull-downs.)
Old Man Winter :Training For Mr. Gray Pubes pp.42-43 from 5/3/1 for Powerlifting.
Two Day/ Week - New Template p. 70 from Beyond
Con Clavi Con Dio pp.201-204 from Forever.
Mobility is awful but I am working. Conditioning is Airdyne and walking (no HIIT at this point) and started walking a prowler 2 days a week with some light weight.
My goal is to be in the best shape (and honestly look good on the beach) when I retire in a couple years so my wife and I can enjoy an active lifestyle.
My question is where would you suggest I start? .
Thanks for your time.