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Steady Progress and PRs Wiped Out by Pneumonia


#1

This sucks. I was trying to lose some weight and this at least helped with that. Hopefully I can start light this weekend and take it from there


#2

I did learn one thing from my first 3-ish years of lifting like a dumbass (where I took "breaks" as long as 9 months at a time).

The strength comes back faster than you originally gained it. In my experience anyways.


#3

You had 9 month long breaks... Nice

Here's to hoping you dont come rushing back hoping to nail old PR's and end up hurting yourself.


#4

Strength does come back fast and you will come back stronger, too. Just have a bit of patience and start back light to be sure not to pull something.

I had a two month break off lifting due to stress a coupla months ago and made the mistake of trying to squat what I did before the break; ended up pulling my back, which put me out of action for another two weeks!