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    47 years old and want to start Fierce 5 but have concerns

    I've been wanting to change my workout routine and the Fierce 5 looks good. However, at 47, I have some injuries that never healed well which leaves me feeling very uncomfortable with some exercises. In particular are barbell/dumb bell bench press and and dips. I do just fine on Nautulis bench or using cables so I'm wondering if I can sub them even though they are not on the sub list. I'm also concerned about the low amount of reps in Fierce 5.

    I'm up for checking out any other older folks workout routines. I currently lift but just got back into it on a real schedule several months ago. I had been using Lee Hayward's 12 week program on and off for many years but it has a lot of exercises that are too hard on my beat down body anymore. I have stupid osteoarthritis in both knees so my leg workouts are calculated as can be. I also have a pinched nerve in my neck which gets severely inflamed with any overhead exercises. OK, I'm off to do a Geritol commercial.
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    Regardless of what a program specifies, subbing out exercises which cause pain/injury for ones that don't will always be more optimal. It's hard to make progress if you're constantly injured and/or rehabbing from injury.
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