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rbtrout

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New to the forum, but not lifting. I lifted all through Jr. High, HS and a few years into early married life. Then I made the excuse of not having enough time - I didn't make the time. I started back to lifting about 10 years ago.

Since then, I went from training like a bber to training like a powerlifter and made some major size/strength gains - especially for a guy over 40. Bench and sohp were always the weakest of my lifts, but were going up steadily using a modified (by me) 5/3/1 program.
Deads - 700#
Squats - 665# (never tried 675, but I know I could have done it)
Bench - 325#
Not to bad for an old fart.

Of late, a bulging disc in my lower back has put a stop to any/all lifting for now. Once I get it squared away, I'll start lifting again, although the heavy squats and deads are a thing of the past.
 
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mugzy

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rbtrout, those are some excellent numbers you are hitting. I had to overcome two bulging disc's last year myself. Fortunatley I was successful and can deadlift as heavy as I like today. That said I keep it under control. Welcome to TID.
 
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Welcome to TID, those are awesome numbers, sorry about the back, fix it, then hit it back hard
 
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rbtrout

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Thanks for the welcomes, gang. If I can convince Kaiser to let me do non-surgical decompression, I'm hoping for about 6 months to start lifting again. We'll see......
 
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Welcome to TID, and I am over 40 myself and had suffered serious injury as well. Still battling back but got nearly all my gains back
 
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