Around the middle of March I had to have surgery to fix an inguinal hernia and was out of commission for six weeks after surgery (I hadn't touched a weight since sometime in Feb. because of the many doc appointments trying to get it figured out). Now that I'm all healed up I'm back in the gym I'm trying to get back on the horse and back to where I was before I got hurt.
I'm 5'8" and around 179lbs right now with no impressive muscle mass and a bit of excess flab shit around my waist from sitting around after surgery. I'm only a few pounds heavier than I was when I was getting into good shape and putting on size, but I'm a lot weaker and smaller now. I guess what I'm trying to figure out is whether I should focus on cutting the shit off my frame or just going balls to the wall to get stronger again.
I only started deadlifting and really getting serious about my training last year, and I was actually going for my first 300lb pull the day my injury got bad enough to make me see a doctor. I know 300 isn't all that impressive compared to some guys, but being that I had just started to do those lifts last year I was satisfied with how quickly the weight was jumping.
What do you guys think? Should I drop the fat or just focus on strength? It bugs the hell out of me that I'm such a weakling now, but every time I look down I see this disgusting bulge on my midsection that pisses me off. I never had sik abzzz before but at least I didn't have a fucking gut! Now I'm starting to look like my old man.
Oh how I wish I could skip this shit and just focus on moving heavy things.