I believe it's much easier to work back up to what you had since your muscles have "memory." That always gives me motivation when I've been lazy during Christmas break through New Years.
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i feel you on losing strenght and what not. I was in a car wreck 2 years ago this march. I gained 25lbs of fat and lost all my strenght. Its depressing to be a specimen then become an average guy. I bought a bowflex hoping i could get some tone back and drop a few pounds because i was too embarassed to go back to the gym i used to lift at. I would post pics but cant not a supporter yet QUick stats though. Prime i was 190lbs 4.6% body fat benched 385 squat 505 cleaned 245 Biggest i got was 215lbs with 10%
Impressive CL . I hear ya on being motivated enough to actually hit it again . Personally , will power seems to a problem . Getting older doesn't help . Hope you're soon over the flu and re- gain the drive .
Please don't slam on me for this but I swear this is the best workout I have had in years.
I am into power yoga now. It is hard as Hell. It isn't adding any bulk, is toning me up great, is giving me a great workout, and has increased my flexibility tenfold. I really can't lift anymore, starting to get a little older, and Yoga is a totally different type of workout. Damn hard. On top of that, I am one of three guys in a class of 25. And all of the girls are in their twenties and hot.
Don't look down your noses at it. Try it and see.
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