Has anyone seen the Rocky flick where he talks about increasing power because he's too old to be fast? I just wanted to start a thread to get some of your experiences around lifting, especially those of you knocking on 40. I plan on putting on a few kg of useful muscle over the next year. Generally I will be doing this while trying to: improve explosive power, not fuck my joints, maintain my athleticism. I lifted very little at Uni and have really only done the calisthenics that are a part of a regular Thai boxing session. Ideally I'd like to have a minimum of 2-3 Thai boxing sessions per week. I know strenuous lifting plus lots of boxing may be difficult as I don't have adequate time to rest and have a family etc, so I will do more of one and forego the other. How have you older guys found lifting while martial arting? how often have you trained and what have you done to prevent injuries etc? I plan on three days: push, pull and press, I hope to get some Oly lifts in as well to get the fast twitches working. Should I forego strength exercises in favor of Oly only? If someone could point me in the right direction I'd muchly appreciate it.