At 35 I've been weight training half my life. I love lifting, I'm not sure that I could ever stop.
I used to lift heavy in real abrieviated sessions concentrating on two or three exercises at a time - all compound lifts:
Trap bar Deadlift
Clean & press
I also used to do a lot of heavy sandbag lifting & farmers' walk & yoke carry/walk.
A serious case of sciatica put an end to all that. I now lift twice a week - one heavy-ish, one a barbell complex as recommended in Martin Rooney's book.
I now train more for the benefit I get when grappling & use a lot of fairly specific exercises that I have copied/learnt from guys like Ross Enamait, Into Combat, etc. I have felt a good increase in power & some explosiveness following this. Recently I've been very interested/impressed by the DeFranco stuff, well worth looking at.
That's not funny, that's not funny at all.