I just recently joined the army and before I left for training I was starting to get really big into lifting and I was making some noticeable gains and was pleased with the progress I was making. When I got to basic we didn’t have access to weights or the time, same goes with my job training. I’ve gotten so out of shape since I’ve joined the army, I’ve put on a gut and can no longer lift anything close to what I use to. I want to change that.
I’ve gone to the gym a few times when I’m home and I can’t do anything close to what I use to, I get burnt out so fast. When I first started lifting I did rippetoes and saw good results and built my way up to more complex programs. So should I start there again or keep doing what I was doing before I left and just build my way back to where I was? Am I considered a beginner again? I had a year and half or so of lifting everyday and now I haven’t been able to lift like that for almost 8 months. So I’ve lost a lot.
Another thing. I was injured during my training and can’t run very hard. I can jog but I can’t run hard enough to where I feel like I’m getting something out of it. So should I stay with what I’m doing or try and pick up another form of cardio thats more demanding?