One thing that supposedly separates us “mature” athletes from the young bucks is intelligence.
Well we don’t always use or show it fellow old farts.
One guy in our gym who is 60 trains with a strained hamstring and cannot figure out why it hurts. Duh!
Myself, I felt some lower back discomfort so I rested it a day. Then did a squat workout doing sets of 8 with pretty good weight. Now I have missed a week of training due to it. It hurts to even get out of a chair at home or work.
Fellow old farts, use some brains. I was so gung ho on training for next year I did not use my brain. Use yours and you will do a lot better.
My advice for the week, lift with brains and muscle, not ego and muscle.
If it is a hurting pain, not discomfort pain, rest it. The 4 greatest tools of mankind, duct tape, WD40, ice and heating pads. Use them wisely.