Pick up a good book on Kinesiology! Learn your body mechanics. Concentrate on form and always keep in mind what counts on the platform. Find good spotters when pushing yourself they may save your career!!!!!
not keeping track of your weight or numbers...after trying it, i've found it to be counter productive, at least to me but i recommend it to everyone to not keep a journal of weights or reps
full range of motion is important but it isn't not the only thing...constant tension training is also an effective way to train
edit: my bad, didn't realize this was in the powerlifting section...disregard
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Doing what works for you and not the next guy. I mean try what they do when tweak it to work better for you.
Like me, I can't DL every wk. I do it once every 5-6wks. No need for me to do it more often. Even with a lay off that long the DL still goes up every time. Same goes with back, I train it 1x ever other wk... It's always been a strong point.
For me, it was going back to the basics. I'm 39 and after years of mostly cycling (mountain and road) mixed in with some medium intensity weight training I decided to ditch most cardio and go back to the fundamentals; heavy dead lifts, squats, overhead presses, bench, rows, pull ups, etc. Fixed my diet, too by eating more high quality calories. Finally got the body I wanted. Of course the work is never really done....Lol.
Also, assessing for muscular imbalances and correcting them has, IMO, made some of the biggest improvements in my overall performance and recovery.
Get it in your head right now to not try and force gains. Eat a crapload. always keep good form. And one thing that just recently hit me, POSTERIOR CHAIN training. Learn it and live it. Especially if youre a gifted squatter/deadlifter, because those big sauats and pulls will demand a lot from your lower back.
I am 61 and been lifting for about 10 years. Two of the hardest lessond I had to learn was concentration on form in every rep and listening to your body. Both take a lot of time and concentration. I agree with all of the other comments, because there is so much more than just moving a weight. Supplimentation is a must even at a minimum level. I swear by ageforce and their products. Would be glad to tell you more just email me or go to ageforce.com and check them out.
Training in the 2-6 rep range (with sound biomechanics and periodization)