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    Originally Posted by OldFartTom View Post

    So it makes me wonder, do we need more volume due to increasing biological age, or is it instead the increasing training age?
    Both!

    Training age of course requires more to progress past a novice stage and as we age we become “anabolic resistant” and may need more protein and more volume than we did in our 20’s.
    Bodybuilding is much more than an hour in the gym a few days a week---it's a lifestyle that changes all your perceptions about how to live, eat, and rest. It feeds the mind as much (and sometimes more so) than the body.
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    I think the correct answer is that it varies. Its certainly important to avoid injuries.
    The most important aspect of weight training; whether for the athlete, bodybuilder, or average person is to better ones health and ability without injury. - Bill Pearl

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    I've cut my volume (2 work sets) and frequency lately. Recovery is much better. Dropping protein also. It's making me fat.

    Different strokes.
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    Lighter weights and a few more reps.problem solved.I mix it up regularly.Works like a charm.
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    Originally Posted by drkelly74 View Post
    Whenever I workout in the 5 and below rep range, I end up aggravating something within a 1-2 months of using that rep range. I primarily stay in the 8-12 rep range now. I've been lifting fairly seriously for about 6 yrs now.
    I’ve had a similar experience.
    At age 61, I've exceeded all my prior PRs. Not “over the hill” yet. :)

    My workout journal is here:
    https://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=176385621
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