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Going Back is Tough!!!!

I haven’t trained in over 30 days. Before I stopped I was working on building size and strength. Here is what my program looked like:

Workout A

Pull-ups 3x6
Standing press 3x6
Squats 3x5

Workout B

Bent Row 3x6
Seated incline dumbbell press 3x6
Dead lifts 3x5

My question is, what should I be doing when I get back to the gym? Should I do the same exercises with less intensity and weight? or should I be doing some more athletic movements with body weight? Help!

how about just doing Rippetoe’s Starting Strength?
A lot o people had success with it on these forums, you can search logs.

everything you need to know about it:

I actually just found a pretty decent workout while perusing through T-Nation.

Workout A

Pull-ups 3x6
Standing press 3x6
Squats 3x5

Workout B

Bent Row 3x6
Seated incline dumbbell press 3x6
Dead lifts 3x5

The goal is both size and strength. Keep doing it until you can’t make progress, and then try something else. Make sure to eat a bunch too.

[quote]marko_racic wrote:
My question is, what should I be doing when I get back to the gym? Should I do the same exercises with less intensity and weight? or should I be doing some more athletic movements with body weight? Help!
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Go back and try to do your workout with 85% of the weight you were using. If that’s to easy, up the weight. 30 days isn’t that long, you should be able to get back to your old numbers pretty quickly. Good workout by the way.

Thanks guys.