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How do you plan strength-training workouts after coming back from a break?

Started by Ko, Mar 10, 2022, 07:36 AM

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Ko

How do you usually go about with workouts, especially for strength-training or resistance-training, when you have taken quite a long break from doing them? :dumbbell:  :lifting:

Do you restart with your last weight you can handle, sacrificing and reducing the reps and/or sets?
Or do you go with a reduced weight to maintain and keep up with that same amount of reps and sets?

What is the best route to go to keep you stay inspired and motivated and yet with safety in mind?
Because for me, if I restart with lighter weights, I just don't feel as motivated.  :-\ 
but I know I'll get injured if I straight-out go with a "heavy weight my bones and muscles are no longer used to after the break"!



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Pinki

Quote from: Ko on Mar 10, 2022, 07:36 AMHow do you usually go about with workouts, especially for strength-training or resistance-training, when you have taken quite a long break from doing them? :dumbbell:  :lifting:

Do you restart with your last weight you can handle, sacrificing and reducing the reps and/or sets?
Or do you go with a reduced weight to maintain and keep up with that same amount of reps and sets?

What is the best route to go to keep you stay inspired and motivated and yet with safety in mind?
Because for me, if I restart with lighter weights, I just don't feel as motivated.  :-\ 
but I know I'll get injured if I straight-out go with a "heavy weight my bones and muscles are no longer used to after the break"!





I have yet to figure that out and it might be harder for me as I have not done any work out since I was in high school lol so I'm really slacking

Ko

Quote from: Pinki on Mar 10, 2022, 08:53 PMI have yet to figure that out and it might be harder for me as I have not done any work out since I was in high school lol so I'm really slacking

I've recently been running here and then or just the cardio on the stationary bike.
I have not touched weights with dedication for a while!
Just life or my own mood of "I can multitask, but I want to wait till something is done first and life is on a better rough road before starting this or that"

Pinki

Quote from: Ko on Mar 10, 2022, 11:53 PM
Quote from: Pinki on Mar 10, 2022, 08:53 PMI have yet to figure that out and it might be harder for me as I have not done any work out since I was in high school lol so I'm really slacking

I've recently been running here and then or just the cardio on the stationary bike.
I have not touched weights with dedication for a while!
Just life or my own mood of "I can multitask, but I want to wait till something is done first and life is on a better rough road before starting this or that"

After working all day and then coming home to make dinner and 3 kids I cant find the time or the energy to work out.

Ko

Quote from: Pinki on Mar 11, 2022, 08:10 PMAfter working all day and then coming home to make dinner and 3 kids I cant find the time or the energy to work out.

I reduced my stationary bike time by half, just to give me more time somewhere else and still feel a bit "better". Don't be impressed, the amount I work out can be and always balance negatively with 1 cookie  :lmao:

Pinki

Quote from: Ko on Mar 12, 2022, 01:26 PMI reduced my stationary bike time by half, just to give me more time somewhere else and still feel a bit "better". Don't be impressed, the amount I work out can be and always balance negatively with 1 cookie  :lmao:

Yeah I love snacks my pants dont lol but I do

Ko

Quote from: Pinki on Mar 13, 2022, 08:28 PMYeah I love snacks my pants dont lol but I do

I eat grapes inside the basket on the side table when I was hassling.  :lmao: I was, well, treat yo self! It's not like I'm trying to impress anyone or going to be in a bodybuilding or fitness contest.

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Ko

TO UPDATE

Finally got myself to weights again!

I cannot do full weights as before.
I am now doing only 1/4 of the weights in contrasted to before my break, but the same reps and sets.
Into the 5th set, I am a bit struggling  :hot:
But feeling good after the workout sessions!  :rock:


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