I am 40 and played basketball in college. I have been lifting seriously since sophomore year of college. I have continued to play basketball throughout the years and while my conditioning, body fat, and leanness have been great I could never gain weight.
I realize this was due to the massive amount of bball I was playing. I love both bball and weight training. In April of 08 I sprained my ankle very severely and had to give up bball for the past couple of years. During this time I was able to go from a weight of 176 up to 192. Some of this was bodyfat but still prob around 10%.
I recently started back playing basketball in a league usually twice a week. How do guys my age balance the soreness of playing basketball with your workouts? Do you factor it into your weekly plan or just do your normal lift?
I guess my question is can you do both? play bball and gain quality muscle?
I should be able to answer this for myself since I am the case study but just curious if anyone else tries to do these 2 and what issues you have as a result?