Ok, so here’s the deal. Two and a half months ago I fractured my L4-L5 vertebra in my football game. I went to the gym today for a squat day. Worst feeling I’ve had while lifting in a long time. Last May, I maxed out at 365 (Had a 1 month layoff because of injuries and never squat over 300 again that summer). Today, I barely was able to squat 225. I know this is a hard injury to come back from. My doctor cleared me to do everything I did before I got hurt on December 9th after 4 weeks of physical therapy. So now, I’m stuck. I’m weak as horse shit.
Ok, I’ll cut to the chase. I need to know how to get back into squatting. I don’t even want to know how bad my deadlift is right now. I was thinking about just starting with 5x5 with 135 lbs and add 10 lbs a week until progress stalls (for squat and deadlift). I would still do all my accessory work the same. Suggestions? Tips? Advice?