My intro; turned 40 last week, 2 kids, wife, dog and sit for hours doing a desk job. Used to play rugby, soccer etc when younger still play cricket and the odd round of golf. I stumbled upon kettlebells via in my mid 30s. I'd beaten myself up with bodybuilding programmes, crossfit, crossfit football. I was playing cricket and even though i should have felt strong, i felt like a 90 year old, immobile and beat up. Obviously something was wrong so in my search for an answer I stumbled upon kbs. Literally after a week of tgus and swings I was moving much better and all the stiffness and pain had subsided. I picked up ETK and spent a year working up to ROP using 24, but the volume proved too much for my elbow and flared up my tennis elbow, so during the following cricket season I switched back to pm which worked great, it proved to be a template ive stuck too. Last winter i bought KB strong and did strong using 24s then last feb I started S&S with a24,before completing simple late this summer. S&S taught me many things, but mostly to be patient, its genius in its simplicity. My ultimate goal is to be able to do the long cycle hard style with 32s where and whenever i feel like it, but prior to that i want to complete sinister, using my template, strength/endurance in my off season and power/strength in season, but whatever the season ill always include tgus, either has a warm up, variety day or my main practice. I think those goals will allow me to maintain strength, some conditioning, but mostly agility well into old age. My plan: Winter 15\16 ROP 24/32 (no pull ups my elbows cant take the volume) spring/summer '16 S&S 32/40 Winter 16/17 ROP 32/40 Spring/summer 17 S&S 40/48...then reasses and bring in doubles.