Hey T-Nation been lurking for a couple years and ready to start a log on here to track what I hope to be a long log full of gainz.
I will start with where I am currently and some background on my lifting career.
Big 3 lifts
I have been lifting off and on (mostly off) since high school. Unfortunately I never really seriously kept with it until two years ago when I did stronglifts for a couple months. I started to actually notice improvements to my, at the time, near constant achy knees and was really sold on lifting up until my knee started feeling perfect. But I guess it worked so well I decided to stop doing it because after a couple months I pretty much stopped following any workout plan and just sporadically squatting and benching.
Then in August last year I hurt my knee and ankle on my left leg playing basketball (note to self don't try to block a dunk at the rec). This got me back in the gym in September trying to use the squat panacea again but found my knee wasn't ready for that so moved to high handle trap bar deadlifts. This worked perfect along with 45 degree back extensions and in 3 months I hit a 365 lb pr and had no pain in my knee. Then due to some unforeseen circumstances I lost gym access till a couple weeks ago. So here I am looking to kick ass this year.