Well I don't know if I ever had a prime when it comes to the iron game. I haven't accomplished anything of note in it other than personal bests. The fact is I'm addicted to weightlifting. Despite injuries and setbacks, and now starting to creep up there in age I just can't picture myself ever NOT working out. I like running a journal because it adds a bit of motivation, you sometimes get some good tips from members, and it's a great place to be able to look back at what you've been doing nutritionally and in the gym. I have been running one in the RXMuscle forums but that forum is dying here lately and it's time to move imo. I've been frequenting this forum for a few months now and like it a lot. So for now I'm bringing my shit here and setting up shop... lol.

So I say past my prime because since I have turned 40, this shit is a challenge more than ever before. My joints hurt, I get jacked up way more often than in my younger days, and just flat out the whole ordeal is just plain harder. I am sure there are plenty of people genetically better than me that can still go full bore with no problems after 40.... well I ain't one of them. But you know what, that's fine. My goal is simply to try my damnedest to improve from where I am now.... be it strength, body composition, whatever, and if I get on a really good roll maybe I'll do a comp of some sort before it's all over with...

Being over the hill just makes it an even bigger challenge. Hell last night I tweaked my hammy pretty bad doing sumo deadlifts. Jacked up again. I have been riddled with biceps tendonitis in both shoulders for the past 10-12 weeks, limiting my upper body training quite a bit, hell, a LOT! I ain't looking for a sob story. I am just saying, this is where I am at as I start this journal. Now that I'm done bitching about being old I wanna say that advice, tips, and critique are always welcome here. I am 43 and still learning all the time, so fire away.

My training lately is pretty much based on the conjugate method of which I have done quite a bit of research from Westside and EliteFTS. I have never been a powerlifter. I am not necessarily trying to be one. I just find myself very interested in this type of routine and want to try it. I have tried to follow it a couple other times in the past couple of years. Everytime I get into it, this time no exception, I get tendonitis really bad and get jacked up with some sort of injury, lol....nevertheless I am going to continue trying to follow it. Another thing is I am in a commercial gym, there is no power rack, no GHR, no Rvs. Hyper, etc., etc. Basically anything a powerlifter needs is not at my gym. So my dumbass journey will continue along this dumb path and we'll see where we end up....