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Old 01-05-2015, 01:26 AM   #1
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Hello mabers.

It has been awhile since I have been around the forum and I'm stoked to be back and posting.

Due to a convergence of stressful life events in late November, I totally fell off the horse training-wise. I kept saying, "one more week of rest." Now I am sitting here realizing I haven't trained in almost two months and trying not to freak out. No doubt I have lost some progress, but if there is one thing I have learned from this forum it is to stay positive and keep at it.

Has anyone else here dealt with lay offs like this and made a successful return to lifting?

Anyways, I will starting back with Steve's two day full body program and I will be logging it here: http://muscleandbrawn.com/forum/trai...alecs-log.html

Would love for someone to follow me and help keep me accountable. I had serious goals that were within reach, and then I just stopped.

Before I ramble on foreverů. It's great to be back!
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Old 01-05-2015, 01:51 AM   #2
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Welcome back. I've dealt with long layoffs twice - once an ugly divorce and once a significant injury. The lesson I learned after the first layoff that I applied to the second was not to sacrifice form and function over progress. In my very humble opinion, as much as you want to smash your goals - I would recommend a solid 6-8 weeks for training focusing on re-establishing form and discipline. Then set your goals and smash.
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Layoffs are a reality for everyone here. For last 3 years, I have been off and on in the gym due to unforeseen events. More important is to get back as soon as possible. Cheers and welcome back!
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Old 01-05-2015, 02:54 AM   #5
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Your strength level will come back in no time! Welcome back!
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Old 01-05-2015, 03:46 AM   #6
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Yeah, I've had two major breaks, and a number of minor ones, even in my pretty darn short "lifting career" as it stands.

No doubt, you will have lost of bit of strength, albeit temporarily. But you can get it back and then some, for sure.

It's been some "stressful life events" for me as well, oh yeah. And a very small number of [minor, I guess] injuries too. As in all things, one lives and learns...
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This is a perfect segue for me to dwell in self pity. But I'll save you. I'll just say that my trainings been off and on for a while now with a recurrent lower back strain.

I think that after about your third session you start to feel good about the gym again, and get into some kind of rhythm. That's what I've just found...

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No worries Mate! I took a 12-year layoff and in 4 months am back to or have in most cases, exceeded my previous lift PR's! No doubt that you can do that and likely much more quickly since your layoff wasn't as long. Sometimes a break can be good anyway......good luck and have fun with the process without worrying about the destination because that's gonna change every time you hit that anyway.
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