OK, in the last week of training for the Longhorn Open Powerlifting meet..
After a great training cycle and rehab of strained SI joint. I pulled 455 easily, squatted 455 easy and judges said an inch below parallel. Then my bench press hit new heights. I benched my first 400 and with full pause on the bottom.
Guys and gals it is like this... If you train hard, eat right, get good rest, and still try to enjoy life, you can get damn strong.
Hey at my age I had to use the strongest muscle in the body, the brain, and come back from strained SI joint. I also had to put up with hauling step kids around. Record volume of trains at work, yes more goods are moving so economy is not as bad as many would like you to believe.
We old guys have the accumulated brain power if we have learned over the years to triumph over youth. It is that simple.
My wife supports and helps me. Even when she eats eclairs in front of me. Kissing is great for this. Yes old people kissing, suffer young brats.
So enjoy the ride and you can still achieve much in the strength game as you can in life.