8 weeks out of the gym... now what?

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  1. antihero

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    I was forced to spend 2 months away from the gym. On monday, i went back and did my usual leg routine. nothing crazy. the next day it hurt walking. the day after that i really couldnt walk at all. today things are just starting to get better but i still need a walker with some tennis balls on it. I kid you not, standing calf raises destroyed my calves and now they are so tight and painful... :wtc:

    What should i be doing to avoid do this to every body part as i return to the gym?

    should i do a few "circuit" days? Just lower the weight and intensity?

    this sucks. :hs:
     
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    I usualy just go at it full blast, spend a week in agony, then I'm back in it.
     
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    or you could take it easy for your first week, have less agony, and then go at it full blast your 2nd week.
     
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    I've gone both routes and this one is better by far.
     
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    I do 2 - 3 light full-body days the first week.
     
  7. Skeletor

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    i did it a few weeks ago when i got back into it and i must say i had a pretty severe soreness for a few days after, especially in my legs. I can't imagine how bad it woul dhave been if i jumped into it 100%.
     
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    i seriously and in all honesty couldnt walk. It was painful just shuffling around and i had to crawl on the stairs.. :rofl: :wtc:
     
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