Thanks for the replies…
Your vids are sick, and you have great technique and are a solid coach.
I pulled/pushed a sled in college they where not that sophisticated, but they rocked!
ON weekends I play with a wheelbarrow up and down a hill , fun but not exactly easy on the joints.
Lots of the over 35 crowd here are doing the 5.3.1 right now- and they all seem to like it.
Im doing 4 days a week and finding it a little hard on the elbows, and shoulders.
We did complexes in college for wrestling- little tykes (like me) used little weights but the bigger guys
and heavies used much bigger weights- more like a giant set
The best/wosrt stuff we did would be things that Dan John has wrote about
we would front or OH squat then sprint 200m or 400m rinse and repeat.
5 3 1 is great for most poeple because it is basic and allows for alot of recovery. As for your elbows and shoulders send me a video of your bench press. we might be able to change a few things.
You could squat with a cambered bar or safty squat bar if you have them. That would take some stress off the elbows and shoulders. The fat bar has worked well for me in the past as well.
If you have a football or log bar to press with as well that would be a nice plus.
Add more good fat to diet. Fish oil, olive oil, ect.
if you are rolling alot you might need to go to 2 lifting days a week. Wendler has a three day lifting e book that explains how to do this. I migh help cut down on wear and tear
Jim thanks for the reply
I am mostly retired from rolling- my neck cant take it no surprise at 37
I have two or three fused vertebrae - no surprise after 8 to 10 years of wrestling .
My shoulder issues are in the right shoulder where I broke the clavicle
the tendinitis type stuff in the elbows seems to have started when I was doing
a huge amount of chins , multiple set of 20’s and some work related repetitive stuff.
Im sure my bench form isn’t great but I do try to tuck the elbows
I do take some tumeric/currcurim 500, as well as some serious fish oil.
healhy fats cant hurt thanks for the tips.
as for conditioning…
here is something I did yesterday
speed box squats
thend did glute ham raises, alternating with DB snatches, then standing broad jumps
I would do it differently- next time
and do jump squats, DB snatches, broad jumps- dont really have anything to jump on.