Calling older novice lifters...
I skimmed through the forum in the hopes of finding something along the lines of my question, but there wasn't one, so...a new thread.
I discovered Oly lifting when I was 43--I'm now 45--and within the last year, I've found a young coach who works with a small group of younger athletes (and by younger I mean in their early twenties). Maybe I should note that I have little athletic background--unless you count working out for the misguided purposes of vanity. The programming is pretty intense at six days a week--all of us are novices and all are interested in competing in the future.
My question has to do with managing the volume of work. I can't be the only person in this situation.
In general I find I can manage the programming--although my gains are slow and sometimes my energy reserves are pretty tapped. Wouldn't be the first time I powered through a workout fatigued. I know. Not good. So: I'm wondering how other novices, who are getting on in years, perhaps with little athletic background, manage their programming?
I know I'm my own man and can and ought to be deciding when I need to cut back or adjust the volume of work--but to be frank, I'd like to hear how others manage the volume of their programming.