Ok all that shit i said in my last update about not caring if put on any muscle, just forget i said that, lol!
call it my version of Weiders muscle confusion principle!
the deal is i caught a really nasty stomach bug just before xmas time and then just as i was recovering from that i caught the flu from my mom and was sick right through new years (actually the entire family caught it from her, lol!). so once i got to feeling better i stepped on the scale and was absolutely appalled at how much weight i had lost in those few weeks!!
sooooooooooooo, i felt a real big surge of enthusiasm for getting back to some serious lifting and serious eating and packing on some muscle again and so i got my pumping iron DVD right next to the TV ready at all times and i started coming back to this forum because it's always so motivating to read the discussions and see the progress people are making!
my biggest problem over the last year or so was finding a balance between my various interests/chores etc etc and so i just have to try harder and stay disciplined and accept that i cant do EVERYTHING at once, but i HAVE to keep consistent with my gym efforts or i'll never get any real payoff for my hard work! bottom line is it's only about 3 hours a week actual training time, that's not a big chunk outta the week if you ask me!!!
so I've spent the last 4 weeks training consistently on mon/wed/fri, doing my modified SS routine w/the main lifts and some accessories and i do ab work every session now. it is sickening how weak those two illnesses have made me (especially considering that just before i got sick i had reached my old squat PR but at about 20lbs lighter b/w!)
i am doing a deload next week and then will push for another 4 weeks of loading and should hit all my old numbers within that time and hopefully pass a few of them as well! i think one of my past mistakes was not deloading often enough and so when i finally did, one week probably wasnt enough even though i was still basically at a beginner stage.
once i get to a respectable level of strength i really wanna try a program geared towards hypertrophy. i've never done anything like that before so i think even at 42 years old i should respond pretty well to it if it's a good setup and i eat enough. i've been reading up on HST on this forum and will probably have 1,000 questions when i finally wanna get going with it but for now i'll shut up, lol!
i also wanna give creatine one more try. I've tried it twice in the past with little to no results and so considered myself a non-responder but that was in my jagoff HIT days and so i dont think it was given a fair trial at all.
more later when i break those PR's