Here are a couple of photos from my previous incarnation as a gym-rat. Both shots are from 1986 when I was 40. During this period (83 to 92) I was putting at least 2 hours a night in the gym with a primary focus on multiple set, high rep, isolation routines and very limited attention to compound movements. At 5.9 (I've shrunk an inch since then) and 154 pounds I was moderately bigger than I am today, but never HUGE, just thin skinned and ripped-up with enduro-strength to spare. I also ran 4 miles of cardio each night on beach sand.
Originally Posted by Karooku
Below is a selfie I took last month. Since returning to the gym in December last, my training is a mirror image of what it used to be. Essentially, low rep strength training with an emphasis on the multi-joint compound movements and minimal attention to accessory work. Body comp isn't quite what it was 3 decades ago (more fat/less lean mass) but I can bench, squat and DL more today.
You can file this post under Shameless Exhibitionism.
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