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Lost My Groove After Injury

performance

#1

Hey guys, so I just go over an injury. I have completed all the physical therapy and then some, everything feels better than ever. It was an ankle and forearm injury. I was so excited to get back into the weight room and start rebuilding all the muscle and physique I have lost. I have been back in for about a month now, and I cannot find my groove. The workouts are sloppy, I don’t feel good like I used too after a work out, now its just fatigue. I know I am not able to do the weight I used too, that doesn’t bother me. But I can’t for the life of me get back into a rhythm or find a plan, any advice?


#2

Do you have a preferred lifting style you gravitate towards? Every time I’ve had to take time off I’ve spent the first 2-3 weeks doing something totally different and it’s helped me get the mojo back quicker.


#3

I’ve done everything from strongman to powerlifting, but my preferred style lately is body building, at least golden era style bodybuilding.


#4

Do something different than what you did before, so you have no baseline to compare against. This is what I did when I was coming back from an ACL rupture and surgery. Once you get your feet back under you, you can get back to normal.


#5

What are you doing exactly that causes you to not feel good or accomplished?


#6

I walk into the gym feeling ready to crush the work out, and once I finish the first set it doesn’t feel right. I feel sloppy, and out of whack even though my trainer says I have really really good form.


#7

Definitely sounds like a mental thing then. Do a week of a kettlebell circuits that make you want to vomit and I’m sure you’ll appreciate lifting again :joy:


#8

ok, I’ll bite - how does training for golden era style bodybuilding differ from training for modern day bodybuilding?


#9

That’s what is really hard, building up a momentum. When you have it it’s easy to just keep on doing what you are doing.