First of all, thanks for checking out my post. I’ve been out of the game for a while due to a motorcycle wreck and working through some life shit as most of you could probably relate to hence the reason I am under the beginner threads. Honestly I need a kick in the ass and need to strip back down to the basics of lifting again and came here hoping for guidance, support, and some shit talking haha.
Other than trying to maintain a somewhat clean diet and some light body work exercises, I haven’t touched iron in over a year. I’ve had people say just pick back up where you left off and all that shit. That’s not me because I recognize that I’m not at that level anymore.
So I’m asking for suggestions or anything else the community can offer. Had a long road of recovery and dealing with alcoholism and depression and the only thing that seems to keep my mind off of that shit anymore is turning wrenches and lifting weights.
Again I’m taking this approach in a new light. As a beginner again and relearning the basics. I started this past Monday back in the gym just to get a general guideline of where I’m at. To start with on Monday, I did a light cardio warm up for 20 minutes, 3 sets of 12 on the bench with 50lbs on the bar and struggled my ass off. Cross cable flys at 70lbs 3 sets of 12 and 50 pushups 5 sets 10 each. Impressive right? Haha. Wednesday I did a back workout, lat pull down at 85lbs 3 sets of 12, seated row at 50 3 sets of 12, and bent over dumbell row with a 20 lbs dumbell. I didn’t think the psychological aspect of seeing what weights I was doing was going to affect me but it sure as hell does.
Anyone have some suggestions on how to improve my workouts? I’m 28, 6’1”, 205 lbs.