So yes, I have oficially joined the 35 & over crew. Actually I did last year but didn't know this group was here till a few days ago...
One question for all of you, so I have been lifting for over 4-5 yrs and while i have always concentrated on powerlifting systems...(mainly 5/3/1) i want to make a switch. Losing weight in the past was a hassle but I joined a BJJ club along with my kids and i have shred over 30 lbs....literally by clothes look funny as hell on me. Training 6-8 hrs per week on the mat. I'm down to 210 lbs at 6ft. i've lost lots of power & strength and my 1RM have gone down dramatically (retested them yesterday).
Current 1RM: These lifts may be skewed, kind of an off day, and just getting past flu and throat infection...
Bench 205 (always a weak lift, due to shoulders)
Dlift 345 (very sad here, was formerly 475)
My issue: Though 5/3/1 is highly recommended to support mma, bjj and other contact sports. I am looing for a change, been hitting that system for quite a few years now. Need a refresher.
Goal: Well since I am losing so much weight, i thought i would try and improve my physique without sacrificing strength too much.
what direction should i go, systems, trainers. I tend to fall off the grid i dont have any direction and want to avoid it by rapidly changing to something I can follow.
Any ideas...and of course a few sarcastic comments are always acceptable....