I had my kidney removed on October 1st (cancer). My doctor says I can return to lifting on the 23rd of October. My last contest in July I got 365,275,400 at 290lbs(I had just returned to training in January after a LONG layoff). I will be 49 in December.
I have been running 5/3/1 for powerlifters up until my surgery but my gains the last few months have been non-existant and my recovery sucked. When I went to my family doc to check my T levels to see if that was the problem, they found the tumor on my kidney. Doc says that was the reason and I should be able to recover and make gains more like a normal OLD MAN now.
For the last week, I have been doing only ROM movements/stretches as well as deep knee bends (barless squats), next week I am allowed to do squats and bench with 5lb db. I have been trying to figure out what to do after that though. Some of my ideas.
1.Start with a percentage of my last TM (maybe 50%)
2.Start all over with SS till I hit a wall again.
3.Do a week of light stuff then retest to find a new TM
4.Something else I haven't thought about
I originally planned on lifting Nov 8th but that is out of the question. My goal is to compete December 14th. I want (and NEED) to get back into it as soon as possible.
So anyways, If you have any recomendations or maybe someone you know that has already gone though this, It would be greatly appreciated.