Over 55 lifter.Male height 6'1'' weight 255
Body builder age 21 to 28 weight 220.Did not compete.
Turned power lifter to put on some size. Competed in 220 and 242's had a lot of fun.
Trained for a couple of meets in the 264's but started having back trouble and never made the contests. Blew 3 discs in lumbar spine age 42. Could only do upper body work that did not load spine dips chins pull overs etc. Ballooned up to 290 fat and outta shape.
Rehabbed low back dropped weight to 260 and at age 50 started on come back trail. Yes totally a final quarter crisis play.
Combined strongman style training with power lifting and a bit of bodybuilding. Really having fun with it.
Then over trained bench causing a tear in both rotator cuffs. Tore right shoulder Jan 2009,left August 2010.Rehab efforts were only moderately successful. December 1st 2011 and March 13th 2012 under went surgery on shoulders bicep tendonectomy and rotator cuff repair.
So fellow meat heads as you can see I will be rehabbing the shoulders over the next while. Still train lower body with hip belt squats loaded drags etc.
While I can learn from anyone what I am looking forward to on this forum is connecting with other older lifters to share training and rehab prehab information.
Overtraining was the culprit in my shoulder and back injuries. I have some knee issues as well as the back and shoulders.
Life time natural lifter.I have a good gym in the basement and my goal has always been to be strong and big.
I would love to compete again and still volunteer at local meets and coach some people who lift or play football ( strength coach).
I find the articles on T Nation to be the most useful so thought I would join thier online community.
Last WO looked like this
March 26 2012
Loaded drag ( 15 inch tire filled with rocks pulled with a hip belt) 100 steps forward 100 steps back x 2 (x3)
Leg Curl 50x10 62.5x15 75x10
1 leg calf raise BW+ 45 x 20 15 10
Reverse Hyperextension BW x 20x3.