I lifted for about 7 years consecutively. The first 3 as part of a great football strength and conditioning program, then purely bodybuilding for a little over a year, and finally three years of competing for Olympic lifting as part of a college club team.
During the bodybuilding phase I got down to around 8% body fat and looked (what I consider) the best I ever have. Once I got to college I found the Weightlifting team and got obsessed with just getting strong. Through that time I was able to develop what I saw as great strength and continually hit new PR’s, but after the last year of Oly lifting I just got burned out. It has been about 11 months now and I’m ready to get back in the gym for bodybuilding style training, but I really don’t know what to do. I wouldn’t consider myself a beginner because I had good technical skill in the lifts, but I can’t seem to find any programs addressing a “Return to the Gym”.
I’m now 22, 6’1", and 233 lbs (about 30 lbs up from my competing weight). I appreciate y’alls advice and program recommendations.