I used to work out for about 6-7 years, but due to changing priorities, a minor injury, and my (partly) lazy derriere, I took about a year off from the gym.
I am 6’ (183cm) and used to be around 180-190lbs (83kg-ish) and with sub-12% BF, but I’ve dropped about 20lbs from that weight. Having been to the gym for a few days now, I’ve noticed that I lack full flexibility and strength to adequately perform the bigger lifts. I have, however, managed to keep my stamina levels as I have quit smoking and been fairly active for the past 4 months with jogging, tennis, and swimming.
My short and sweet question is: for a lifter who has experience with various training styles and nutrition, how to successfully make a comeback and return to former performance levels? I kind of understand that this is a subjective question and highly dependant on everyone’s unique attributes, but maybe someone has experience w.r.t. making successful comeback workout routines. What mistakes should I avoid, which programs/routines should I consider, or which elements of my progress should I pay closer attention to?
Looking forward to everyone’s opinions and advice, thanks!