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Basic Stats:

53 yrs old, 255lbs, 5'11', 15% -ish bf

Background:

Lifting since forever.  Very lucky I still have healthy shoulders - can bench a lot.  Hips a little tender these days, but still squat, but not too heavy.

As I've talked about in the past, I'm on TRT prescribed, 100mg/wk - best thing I ever did.  Puts me just under the high limit of normal at 5 days after injection.

I test my blood 4X/yr.  

When cruising on TRT, I pin once/wk.  I notice no up/downs.  No prob increasing frequency when augmenting.

I seem to be lucky in that I have responded very well to low dosages so far.  Saw some fantastic results on TRT alone.  On it now for a little more than a year.

Previous 'Cycles':

Increased T to about 225 mg/wk total (2 pins/wk) and 50 mg Anavar/day.  Did this for about 6 weeks then gyms closed - fuck!  Back to TRT since.

Holy mother of jesus, what a brief but fun ride.  All lifts improved, but my bench especially.  Not bragging, but it's just the facts here, this put me over the Canadian Bench Record with a gym lift.  Signed up to make it official at a meet, but then this Covid BS happened - fuck again!!

Anyway, I have access to a well-equipped home gym now, so I'm back on the horse again for a few weeks now.  But it's a bit of a drive, so I'm just kinda maintaining with 2 full body workouts/wk, plus cardio on my own.  I won't do any augmentation until gyms open and I can be properly frequent again, but I want to prepare now for when this happens.

Goals:

To officially break the Bench record. However, this will require a little recomp, as I will compete in the 241 class.  Nutrition is no prob  - former BB'er and can control food.

So basically looking for suggestions for strength/recomp/joint protection protocol for an older, but high-responder type who doesn't want to fuck with my health.  I really don't think I need high doses of anything considering my history, but I know there's so much experience here, I'd love to hear suggestions to optimize my goals.

Thanks in advance!

PS - In addition, if anyone has any suggestions for a Bench Technique/Training coach, I'd be grateful too.  I know the basics of powerlifting benching, but am a newbie at shooting for maxes.

 

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