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Gettin (Back) In The Groove...


#1

So, it's been a while since I've lifted seriously(6 months-will be about 8 by the time I hit the gym again), and a bit less(2 months) since I've lifted at all. I'm wondering how you guys recommend getting back into the whole gym thing.

I saw some really great gains just before I took time off for injury and life, but now that I'm looking at getting back into the gym and hitting the weights hard, I want to make sure I get back to where I was fairly quickly, but without reinjuring myself. Any suggestions?

I heard that elite level powerlifters sometimes take 3 months or so off straight before starting with a new program, but I've been out longer and am DEFINITELY not elite. So, how would you guys go about this?
-B


#2

follow an organized program, start out pretty slow, keep learning...


#3

Eat.

Walk into gym.

Lift weights (CW's Big Boy Basics is a great place to start)

Leave gym.

Go eat.

Sleep.

Repeat.