Hello +35. I'm new to the above 35 area but I've been around the boards for a long time. I've decided to put a log here if that's ok with everyone. I'll be 35 in December and I've racked up a life times worth of injuries so I thought this would be a good fit and a place to settle in.
A little bit about what is going on with me currently. I'm 5' 9.5" I cut down over the past half year from 195 to a low a couple weeks ago of 168. I'm going to maintain my weight through the end of august and then increase my calories. Currently 170 or 171.
This log could go off in a few different directions. I signed up for the NJ Tough Mudder in November. In March i did something nasty to my left hip. Not sure how... I was front squating, squating on a board, and doing a lot of cardio on a treadmill on a steep incline at the time. I was hobbling around for a while in a lot of pain and started to slowly rehab it myself. I was squating the bar with pain and difficulty for awhile.. etc.
Extreme weakness in my left hamstring as well. I continued on my cut since that was my plan. I've worked up to around bodyweight on squats some days... some days not. Its been taking a damm long time to go away though so i finally went to see a doc after a little prodding from DJHT. I also have to kick up the running soon if I am going to run that race.
I had an MRI and get the results tomorrow. So after that I will decide if I am going to scrap the Tough Mudder or not and my training will vary depending. Sorry this is so friggin long. I'll quit here and fill in any gaps in later posts. I follow bodybuilding type splits mostly but i change things up like anyone.
Overall goals are:
gain weight slowly and get my strength back
maintain some semblance of leanness in the process
Maintain cardio.. aka.. stay in shape
Rebuild my quads and hams.