Just wanted to know what your longest span of being forced to take time off from training was. Injury, illness, et…
I’ll go first. I haven’t been able to do lower body stuff in 2 years, and obviously my training has been shite because of it. Its hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel, but in the spirit of my depressed mood it would be interesting to hear your experiences. Thanks [/quote]
Honestly, I would probably quit working out completely if someone approached me now and told me that I couldn’t train legs for the next 3 months. Anything less than that would be ok I guess. I just don’t wanna be “that guy” you know, the one with decent upper mass and tiny chicken legs. I would much rather be small everywhere than just a built upper body. I have pretty small legs as it is and I work them more than any other body part. Some can get away with this because they naturally have decent legs to begin with… Not here![/quote]
I hear what you’re saying. I’m not so physique based anymore (for obvious reasons) so it doesn’t bother me too much being somewhat big in the upper body but small legs. In all honesty my legs have just kinda grown with the rest of my body, sounds weird but kinda true. Except for my calves, I have always had tiny calves. Haha and yeah every time I step into a gym I am at risk of looking like “that guy”.
I haven’t been able to even touch a weight in 2 months to heal from a surgery. Just healed 2 weeks ago only to have it open back up so I’m going to the surgeon again tomorrow. Long story short its been 2 years of no legs, 2 months of nothing, and depending on what happens tomorrow more indefinite time off. So I’ll literally take whatever I can get at this point.
Long term stuff like this changes your perspective on training, which I’m sure many can attest to. I mean, I would kill just to be able to squat again, even with just the empty bar.