This thread is basically a vent… so I’m not actually expecting many replies besides suck it up. But basically I have had a lot of serious health issues in the past 5 months, I wont get into most of them but I’ve continued to train and (somehow) still make gains. Anyways I had surgery in may that kept me from deadlifting or squatting for 8 weeks. Naturally both of those things went down pretty drastically. When the 8 weeks were up things were good, until I got tendonitis in my elbow and couldn’t do any pressing movements for 6 weeks and had to do PT.
Just got my pressing movements back and they are lower, went from 205 3RM for bench to reps of 12 with 135… My press went from 105 3RM to the bar for 12 reps. My numbers werent great to begin with but now they suck… Anyways just had to get the surgery redone last week cause it never healed correctly and now I can’t deadlift or squat for another 6-8 weeks.
I’m just stressing about losing strenght and size. I also hate going into the gym and using a weight that used to be nothing for you and now is difficult. I know it sounds dumb but it makes me look weaker than I really am so it looks like I have no idea of what im doing, and even worse feel weaker.
Anyways here are my squat and deadlift numbers for the last workouts before my surgery. Hopefully they dont plummet too badly while I heal over the next 6-8 weeks.
Squat 3RM= 245
Deadlift 3RM= 335