Starting up again after 8 years. v.advice/suggestions

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  1. Torch

    Torch Platinum Plus Member

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    I am finally over my injuries from a car accident that I had four or five years ago and I want to start lifting again. Prior to the accident I had to stop lifting because of a rotator cuff injury, just as I was recovering from that I was in a major car accident.

    When I was lifting I would work out five to six times a week, and I had a very strict diet regimen. I also read and researched everything I could on lifting. I want to start again, but I have not kept up with anything over the years. I feel lost. I realize that I am going to take it slooow, but I would like some suggestions/advice on a workout routine and where to start reading/researching again.

    I have been to the gym the last couple of weeks taking is slow of course, but damn I am really depressed on how much strength I have lost. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    I quit for 1.5 years and I'm also depressed by the amount of strength I've lost. I'm starting Noquarters routine (one of the stickies). We can do it together. :hug:
     
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    start off slow, low volume and low weight and gradually build up
     
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    People fail because they dive into shit full force and get burned out way too fast. slow and steady is the key.
     
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    Same thing with diet.
     
  7. MaineSucks

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    its kinda retarded to compare yourself now to yourself 8 years ago. Start fresh, read the stickies/archives, start slow - focus on compound movements blah blah blah.
     
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