Quick snapshot - 43yrs old - competed in BB in the 90's, lifting since 15yrs old
Training last year was going really well. Deads and Squats were increasing, and I was cruising along.
Then in late Oct - my old back injury came up again. I had hurt it college, and every now and then it flares up. This time I was pulling more than I should for the form that I had that day, and I felt it slip again. Out for several weeks as basically I have a hard time even standing up.
I had to travel for a bit after this due to work,so working through the back issue was tough, then came the holiday travel, and I found myself going through the motions. Now- Jan is almost over and I have literally worked out 2 times this month.
I find my motivation is completely gone. I find excuses NOT to go to the gym. No plan, no goals, etc. The fear of my back going out is still in my mind, then combined with work ( job promotion which is requiring to move to San Jose, selling house, buying house, travelling 3 weeks out of the month) My lack of wanting to work out is starting to bother me.
For you over 40 guys that have been in a slump - what are some of the things that you have done to kick-start your butt out of it? Change training? Change gyms? any tips or experiences that you can provide is greatly appreciated.
another thing with this downtime. I kinda want to re-evaluate what my I want to accomplish. I really do not want to do BB type workouts, and I do not want to go back to Powerlifting.
I have never done Olympic style lifts- as I work out at an LA fitness currently. (when I do go) So no bumper plates, lifting platform etc. But it Oly is interesting, especially watching the videos on this site.
For guys that work out in a more commercial gym environment - have you incorporated Olympic lifts with standard gym equipment
Appreciate any feedback..... gotta get out of this training funk