Maybe this could be a thread, the future will tell.
I would like to give a big thank you to bwhitwell for a post he did recently on the subject: So How Does Your Body Really Feel?
Below is a copy of his post(please let me know if i should just have put the link to it, thanks).
“If I could go back 30 yrs ago with what I know now” I have trained consistently for 30+ years. I would have trained a lot differently than I did.
- I would follow Wendlers 531. Understanding that there is a philosophy that you can be strong enough and
pushing it will not help your growth, but get you hurt.
- Assistance movements
a. Always controlled.
b. Always go for the “feel”.
c. Use higher reps 10-15.
d. Short rest periods.
e. Never train to failure.
- Start shoulder rehab movements “shoulder horn,broomstick stretches, YTWL” before I needed them.
- Always do more rows than I think I need.
- Do not do movements that compromise my joints in any way, like guillotine press, Behing the neck" ____".
- No the difference between DOMS and injury.
- Never ignore “nagging” pains, they will turn into a chronic injury that WILL limit your training.
- Read and educate yourself, sources should be credible,ex. T-Nation authors. "
In my opinion it is worth more than reading a few books.