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Coming Back to Training After 6 Months. Treat Body Like a Beginner?


#1

I can’t train even remotely hard for 6 months.do think i could approach a come back like a beginner sorta speak. even though i’m not.I just want to do everything right this time around. I’ve set up some training I always wanted to try, for example a private gym to learn the Olympic lifts and first swimming lessons for my first month back.I’m 46 and would love to try some powerlifting before I’m 50.It’s a lot but I’ve got time,never lost the competitive edge


#2

Are you saying:

  1. You haven’t trained in 6 months (per your title)?

or

  1. You can’t train hard for 6 months (per your first sentence) ?

#3

can’t train for the next 6 months,bicep tendon surgery`


#4

Ok…so you’re asking when you come back in 6 months after having your surgery if you should train as if you’ve just had surgery and haven’t worked out in 6 months?

I think yes is the right answer here.

Also…kind of confused where you say “I’ve set up some training I always wanted to try, for example a private gym to learn the Olympic lifts and first swimming lessons for my first month back”…does this mean you’ve already arranged/paid for the private gym and/or swimming lessons, or are you asking us if we think you should do this?


#5

No training at all? Or nothing involving your bicep?

I’m lucky enough to lift in a world-class powerlifting gym with awesome equipment. I can think of several things I’d be doing if I could while my bicep heals.

SSB squats
Leg press
Belt squats
Reverse Hyper
Calf raise

Is something like that a possibility for you?


#6

Good luck. You might want to treat your body as a beginner to save the joints while you’re recovering.


#7

I’LL be doing all lower body stuff plus all train my good side with DB etc, to keep things up


#8

my single arm work would be single DB press,delt press, db upright row, db row, all delt raises and grip work. I’ll also walk and walk w/ 20lb vest.after my post-op 7/13 i’ll see about walk jog since I have only 1 lung do to lung cancer.


#9

2 week of recovery,pain is minimal more range of motion that i thought,start exercise my good side; db floor press,shoulder press, db row 2sets of 20 w/ 20lbs, delt raises tri-set vew/ 10 lbs some abs and grip it’s all the weights I have at home.after my post-op appt, going to the gym.
I had a nerve block for the surgery, couldn’t’feal arm for over 20hrs that meant less oxy’s , everything is going fine,except to much time on my hands, probably shouldn’t post this in my log but OH Well.1 thing I got is great doctors in Boston. MGH is great


#10

Is English your first language?


#11

no, Italian. I’m also having trouble with my key pad and trouble typing


#12

molto bene !


#13

thank you