|12-01-2011, 10:09 AM||#1|
Join Date: Nov 2011
Just wondering if anyone on here has done weightlifting and then stopped? And now starting again. I am in the process of doing this. I was a heavy lifter in college, but then about five years ago I was in a serious car wreak. I had lots of trouble recovering but am doing well now. I am starting to lift again. Feels like a newbie. Any advice you can give me would be great.
|12-01-2011, 10:13 AM||#2|
Join Date: Apr 2010
I have stopped several times. Ease into things. Your strength will come back quickly as it is. No need to rush. My only advice is to enjoy the ride and take your time.
|12-01-2011, 10:39 AM||#3|
Join Date: Jul 2011
I stopped for several years to raise babies (stay at home dad) and return to college. Just wasn't any motivation to lift at that time as other things were filling in the time and energy.
The great thing about returning is you can re-visit the old beginner routines and make super rapid progress back to where you were.
|12-01-2011, 10:55 AM||#4|
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Ft. Hood, Tx
Training Exp: On and off for 17 years.
Training Type: ARGH!!!
Fav Exercise: Bosu kickback pistols
Fav Supp: Crack on a trisket
I lifted hard in high school, then broke my wrist my senior year. That took me out of lifting and I didn't get back into it for a while. Then I got out of it again, then Summer before last I got back to it. Since then I've learned a ton and feel great about my training, but I REALLY wish I would have kept at it all along. Lord knows what I'd be throwing around by now.
Current PRs at 242, raw w/ wraps- 525, 355, 605, 1485
Roboro tui, perimo vester adversarius
(Build yourself, destroy your enemy)
|12-01-2011, 11:01 AM||#5|
Join Date: Jun 2011
Training Exp: 12+ years
Training Type: Powerlifting
Fav Exercise: Bench Press
Fav Supp: Chicken
I stopped for a while due to travel. In terms of advice I would say for the love of God, don't rush back!
|12-01-2011, 01:05 PM||#6|
Bearded Beast of Duloc
Join Date: Jul 2009
Training Exp: 20+ years
Training Type: Powerbuilding
Fav Exercise: Deadlift
Fav Supp: Butter
I've had several extended layoffs. I usually use a week break in period where I do bodyweight exercises...push ups, chair dips...and very light barbell work.
From there I start slow but progress regularly.
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