I really had a hard time with this and it was about two years to finally change it up.
My style of training I love for the last 20+ years has been a Blood N Guts…Dorian/Mentzer style training and it served me well, and being clean 16yrs(Natural) I am sure I maxxed out my Genetics (Natural Genetics) we will see what Science entails in the future
I will get to my point, I have had alot of injuries in and out of the gym and a training style of HEAVY 3 to 8 Reps is not too good on them…but its what I love, the powering up of Huge steel by my own hand.
After seeing I was not growing anymore and icing sore joints, old injuries, dealing with chronic pain, you think of your mortality and your future, what the Hell am I gonna feel like at 45 at 50 let alone 60.
I seeked council from the wise, old Warriors of the Iron that told me its time to lower the weight, up the reps, don’t train to failure all the time, and these guys are still huge.
Honestly it was so hard to change and was a good year long transition to finally do this and to all honesty I did not get smaller, I did not grow either but my body smiled
I still F…in hate the lighter weight and higher reps, but every once in a while I still do that Power set Hammer Curling the 100’s just to freak out the Kids and massage my inner Warrior and say the Vikings still got it.