Originally Posted by Tim Sprague
Nice to read about your training. I too started Olympic lifting this year (March) and like you, am a masters lifter (age 50, 85 kg). I'd be curious about your training schedule. That's something that I'm trying to dail in. I recently went from lifting every other day to 3 days a week. It's hard to get off the more is better mentality but I was getting beat up and I was concerned about injuries. We'll see how 3 days a week goes. Anyway, best of luck in your training.
Hi Tim, nice to meet you and my apologies for the delay in getting a response to you but I was at the Tommy Kono clinic at the OTC in Colorado Springs this last weekend and since I've been back work has been a grind catching back up.
I usually train 3 days a week, right now it's Monday/Wednesday/Saturday and this can very depending on mine and my coaches schedule. I also put some time aside for fun on my non-lifting days, I try to walk or do some strong man type of training just to switch things up. Most of the strong man type training is done with a moderate weight.
I think you'll do fine at 3 days a week and probably feel better as well but trust me when I say that "beat up" feeling can also hit on 3 training if your volume is up and your pushing it hard. Key is to give yourself time to recover so it may work best to do a heavy/medium/light style training for your 3 days.
Keep in mind that you and I are older so we need to train smart to avoid the injuries, push hard but also know when to stop. Rest hard as well, get in your sleep since it will help with recovery. I know that I'm looking forward to training for a long time to come.
Best of luck with your training as well, if you have a log here I'll stop by.