34yo (feels like every year makes me age about 10 lately though, lol)
Have been in the iron game for about 14 years now. Most time off in that entire run, is maybe 3 months. Definitely have learned to train smarter rather than harder in the past 5 years or so. Only hiccups lately has been reoccuring tendonitis in my elbows. Lifting, plus lifting at work every day, plus playing hockey regularly puts alot of strain on the elbow tendons apparently, bc when I do all 3 at the same time, they are aching all the time. But I love two of the three, and the other pays the bills so I guess its something that I have to suck up and learn to work around for now.
Also, do some personal training for myself. Worked for a couple gyms, but they were more interested in signing people up and then could care less if they ever saw them again, not to mention the joke of a pay scale they provided, so now I do it on my own for a few clients here and there....
Thanks. I have heard of it, have not looked into it far enough yet though. Some extra rest, and avoiding certain movements has helped tremendously, but my strength has been in the shitter lately bc of it.....