My name is Dominik, I am 22 years old and am from Slovenia, Europe.
I have been training for about 5 years now (first 2 years were a teen-broscience non-productive years tho). In 2014 I started powerlifting. But in January 2015 I ended up in a hospital, and was diagnosed with myocarditis. I wasn't allowed to do any kind of physical activity for 8 months.
Now the doctor finaly gave me a green light for my training, and it is time to get back in shape.
I decided to do a public log, so everyone interested in muscle memory effects (including myself) can follow my progress. I want to see how long will it take for my strength, endurance and muscle mass to return.
My stats before the layoff were:
BW around 90kg
Squat 3RM @105 kg (best was 5RM @150 kg, before I snaped my lower back in 2013)
Deadlift 1RM @130 kg (best was same as squat, but than I took a snap in my back)
Bench press 1RM @105 kg
Military press 5RM @60 kg
and a 63 minutes 10km run.
My stats now:
BW 91-97 kg (depending if i am home or at my grandparets hehe)
6 rep max BW dips
6 rep max BW chin ups
have to test my lower body strength
In November this year I will houpfully finally be joining the Slovenian armed forces. That means that i have about 15 training weeks until the basic combat training.
My main focus in those 15 weeks will be:
Regaining strength (and hopufaly muscle mass)
Regaining my runing endurance
Regaining my ruck/hiking endurance/strength
Everyone interested in the muscle memory effects on strength and endurance is welcome to follow my journey via that log.