Originally Posted by Scrumhalf
5'6", 138lbs. Just benched 245lbs the other day and threw up 3 bench press reps with 90lb dumbbells. Going heavy really does a number on my 45 year old joints though.. going to back off to the 75 and 80lb dumbbells and increase the reps. Much easier on the joints that way...
Hugh +1 to the joints. I honestly do not do much weight lifting anymore, but even when I was still doing a couple work outs a week, I refused to indulge in heavy/max reps. If there was one thing 40-something me would like to tell teenage/early 20s me is, your joints would appreciate if you did not participate as much in the age old dick wagging of max weights.