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#1

DUDES!

I never thought I'd need to join this crowd, but it's clearly time. Age has a way of sneaking up on you, wrestling you to the ground and then pounding the living $hit out of you. Here I am, dying to lift big like I'm used to, but continually aggrivating a left-side C7 nerve injury. It's time to face the hard reality.

I can't keep lifintg like a 20-year old. The problem is I know nothing else.

So rather than start out with a bunch of dumb-a$$ questions, can the vets here point me to some particularly goof threads, or books about bodybuilding after 35?

K


#2

Welcome!


#3

I don't know about bodybuilding, but a bunch of us here at the old folks home are doing a strength program called 5/3/1. the e-book costs $20 at www.elitefts.com. There is a thread on the strength sports forum you can read through as well:

http://tnation.tmuscle.com/free_online_forum/sports_body_training_performance_bodybuilding_strength/wendler_531_program_pt_2

With strength comes size. Also, it is designed to give you slow steady increases, which might aggravate your injuries less.

Welcome
old lardass


#4

Welcome Canada! Keep an eye out for Old Navy, he's a bodybuilder.


#5

Apply common sense and listen to your body. Train around your injuries and just keep a going.


#6

Canada K
welcome to the old fart corner- eh!

Lots of the people hear are working around injuries, taxing jobs and family life- and making good progress
you will see a good sold group of people with some serious dedication-

Lots of people are training in a powerlifting fashion- there are several people who compete in powerlifting
other athletics and several others who are reaping the benifits of training hard and some E-support.

If you sniff around and read up on some peoples logs- youll see some really clever uses of
periodization- exercise rotataion- and recovery.

there is a stickky at the top- about mobility and dynamic stretching- and some other junk I only push it
cause I have to do alllot more active recovery and mobility work to stay in the game.

kmc