Background: Weighed 205 lbs, had a 295 lb bench, 415 lb dead lift, 385 lb squat. Used to run alot, had trouble breaking 170 lbs, found T-Nation, hit 205 after 2 years of solid diet and exercise.
Problem: Did nothing but sit on my ass, drink, and smoke for a year and a half after several things I’ll unneccessarily whine about. Also have a desk job further increasing the sitting on my ass.
Current: Back on a regimented diet and in the gym for 2 weeks and my numbers are pathetic. My lactic acid tolerance, endurance, stamina, and strength all pathetic.
First thoughts: Train volume and explosive strength until my numbers get to about 75% of previous numbers.
Questions: I haven’t started any supplements except for L-Lysine to help with muscle soreness, greens, and protein powder. Is it worth it to go on a full supplement stack or just stick with solid nutrition for now? If so, any stack recommendations that would be best to get my strength and endurance back? Does my training methodology make any sense at all or are there better ways? How often should I change my exercise set/rep schemes? Since I’m trying to get back to previous numbers would going for adaptation be better, or still stick to a 2 - 4 week interval?
Thoughts? Comments? Insults?