Well guys I went from being a long time reader and lurker to finally making an account and joining.
Quick bio is I’m a 30 yr old ecto who has been training just over 3 years. In that time I’ve gone from skinny fat at 165 to just skinny at 150 to adding 25 lean lbs on to that (I’ve been up over 180 before but that was from over doing my bulk).
Anyway I’ve tried many of the popular programs out there with 5/3/1 and PHAT being my hands down favorites.
I am currently back on 5/3/1 after a 3-4 month break of doing other things (tpyical BB split for a month, PHAT for the rest of that time). This time around I’m finding my joints to be my biggest limitation.
Specifically my left shoulder but also occasionally elbows and wrists (my knees have been a long time issue but this is a genetic thing I’ve dealt with since my teens).
What I’m wondering is what I need to do to get past this. I foam roll once a week, do at least 2 warm up sets, and do stretching between sets. My diet is sound but could be better. Hitting ~1g protein per lb of bodyweight, lots of veggies and general healthy eating all while tracking my macros. Only exception is the weekends where I drink (beer) and eat generally whatever I want so long as I hit my protein requirements. I also haven’t been doing much cardio lately.
I’m just wondering what I could do to get my joint problems under control so I can go back to making progress again.
More mobility work? Conditioning?
I haven’t been very well about remembering to take my fish oil lately, maybe this is a factor?
So far every bump I’ve run into I’ve been able to get by but these joint problems are a new animal that I haven’t been able to sort out on my own.
Any help would be much appreciated, thanks guys.