Hey, (new to the site)
I’ve been doing Starting Strength for probably about 2 months all together (including the training I did on a smith machine, 1 month with Barbel).
Anyways I’ve had 2 injuries in the last 4 months, the first one was injuring my hip joint that took 3 weeks to heal. The other injury was that I fell off a motorbike (trail riding), and I got a 2nd Degree burn to my leg, which left it swollen and in immense pain for 3.5 weeks.
I’ve come back into the program last week on Friday - 23/11/12, and I’m having problems with my lifts.
My lifting progression went like this: -
Squat: 40kg - 90kg
Deadlift: 50kg - 120kg
OHP: 40kg - 57.5kg
BP: 40kg - 67.5kg
With this last injury, my CNS must have gotten weak or something. I get depressed easily, and I started to slack off on my diet, etc. I’ve snapped out of it, and I’m putting 110% back into it, because lifting makes me feel extremely good; it brings me happiness.
In today’s training session, I did 90kg squats. I couldn’t go ATG, but instead I went parallel and my back was rounded. The first set I managed 4 reps, then failed on the 5th.
I tried the second set and my form was horrible, my back was rounded and I felt some pain in my upper back, so I lowered the weight back down to 80kg for the last set. By putting 80kg on the bar, my form was still awful.
The same with Bench press, I lowered it down by 7.5kg.
The new thing I tried this session was Pendlay BB rows (started at 60kg to be on the safe side, and to master form), really cool exercise to do.
I’m thinking about resetting the weight on the squat to 70kg, 100kg for the Deadlift and 50kg for the OHP. I’ve lost strength because of my recent injury, and I have to work back up.
Is this a good thing to do, so I can lift with proper form when I get heavier?