- Dec 10, 2013
Welcome to the forum!
Ask anyone who has been at this long enough to see his own climb and descent and they will tell you, early to mid-30s are your peak.When I turned 30 i decided I wanted to try and match my strength in my twenties. I turn 31 tomorrow so didnt quite get there this year. No excuses but the Pandemic and having a baby did somewhat derail progress.
Very reasonable goal. Good luck!The reason for the goal of 300/400/500 was I heard a strength coach mention it as a great place to be and have always fixated on it since.
Absolutley agree, I hate seeing people around make excuses who are my age. My goal is to catch up to my old numbers the n beat them into this 300/400./500 range.Ask anyone who has been at this long enough to see his own climb and descent and they will tell you, early to mid-30s are your peak.
Very reasonable goal. Good luck!
My fix for that nasty patella tendonitis:Paid for a session at the gym rather than the home gym so I could use some isolation machines to try and correct these lower body in balances. I have recently discovered my right knee has fairly bad patella tendonitis and upon further investigation that my right leg has some severe weak spots. II blew my left ACL 5 years ago and had it rebuilt and must of been nursing it this whole time and done some weird shit to my right leg.
Stretch! Commit to it daily and make it part of your morning.Right hip and hamstring are very tight whilst right quads have about half the strength of my left.
Work both legs together. You'll never fix an imbalance with 1 leg work. If anything, you'll broaden the gap.Today was a isolation session too focus on the right leg, I still did some one legged left leg stuff but mainly focused on right leg.
One Legged Leg Press 5*15
One Leg Extensions 5*15
One Legged Curls 5*10
Session was really fun and finished up with some bike sprints 5*15 on 45 rest.
Thanks for the message. Yep my program is virtually ADHOC at the moment. I have some knee tendonitis issues I need to work through so that is throwing me off a little. I am just trying to get in what I can when I can. At the moment I have to train at 5.30am for 1 hour so very limited time.Your goals, like others have said, are completely attainable. I'd say your programming is lacking maybe due to time, resources available to you, etc. but if you are to surpass your numbers you will have to do more.
I was hoping the trap bar would help me maintain some leg strength whilst taking it easy on my right knee tendonitis.Skip the trap bar, in my opinion - it’s basically a squat.
how much upper back work are you putting in? Upper back translates over to bench and well yeah, deadlifts
I went from 1040 total to over 1400 in two years in the 220lb div. These numbers are completely attainable.