Got the iron bug bad again after a 15-year hiatus, have found my old joints aren’t thrilled with my return to the gym.
I have found certain exercises I simply can’t do anymore, such as behind-the-neck lat pulldowns and pullovers, which really irritate my left shoulder. I’m really disappointed with the neck and shoulder pain I get after I squat, that was my favorite exercise- I am relegated to the pussy leg press machine now.
39, 5’6", 155 lbs., ~10% BF, natural
I just started eating clean and hitting the weights hard March 1 and have lost 15 lbs. of fat. My problem is I’ve got an imbalance with my upper body lagging behind my legs. Biceps and shoulders are OK, but I would like a lot more mass on my back, triceps and chest. Any suggestions to accomplish this and minimize joint damage? i.e. I do flat and incline bench for chest, is this a bad thing at my age?
I’ll post with a couple of pics when I remember to bring the damn memory card to work.