now, regarding rep-ranges and resting periods:
personally, I think progressing through reps is way more beneficial than just adding weight to the bar, for a number of reasons
based on this, it would be nice for you to start around the 5-6 rep-range, then just trying to add more reps each week until you can hit 8 or 9, and only then we can finally increase the weight, and go back down to 5-6 reps again with the now heavier weight
once you're comfortable with this approach, when can then try to add a bit more complexity to your training regarding rep-ranges
also, save failure only for the last set, meaning, you need to find the appropriate weight for you do all 3 sets within the same rep-range, so 3 sets of 5 reps each, for example, the first one will feel relatively easy (RPE 6-7), the next one will be harder (RPE 8), then the last one close to failure (RPE 9-10)
if you're not familiar with the concept of RPEs, please read this
as for the resting periods, personally I'm a fan of longer ones, 4 or 5 minutes, specially when doing these "heavy" compound movements, now if you want to go down to let's say 3 min, that's ok, but I wouldn't go any lower than that
and that's about it for now, any questions?
otherwise, let's just stick with this for a solid month, report back, let me know how are you progressing, any aches or pains, and once you have reached the top of the rep-ranges we're aiming for (8-9 reps), then we can start tweaking things a bit more
how does that sound? :^)
I would prescribe angelina long daily workouts of mostly tummy-rubs, and axilla-tickling :3
>Oh Ive been stretching too, hopefully it helps with getting old/joints. Do You?
hmmm not really, just a little bit, mostly the core...
you could also look into some mobility work if you want, here's a pretty decent article
btw, I'm assuming you've been using active-warmups, right?