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Official Middle Aged Fitness/Fatness/Lifting Thread

Last year I did several months worth of stronglifts 5x5 and definitely built a fair amount of muscle while hitting a couple of PR's for lifts I'd historically neglected. The time constraints and sheer volume of lifts eventually made the workouts burn me out though. When you need to do your full warm up sets and max rest between each set 5x5 makes for a long workout.

I'm considering designing my own lifting routine at this point focused on the fact that I've got a limited amount of time to dedicate to the gym that focuses on compound lifts but with limited reps. Something like a 3x3 with a few warm up sets and a staggered A/B/C routine that has 2 compound lifts per workout. Get in, lift heavy, get out.

Anyways, curious what has worked for others and figured a general lifting thread was called for after everyone beat their meat over bench pr's.


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