I hear what you are saying, dear Internet Reader. When something is important enough and a high enough priority, we will find time for it. And the time for excuses, no matter how legitimate has passed.
To that point, I happened across an article the other day that I think will help me get back in the saddle gym-wise. The fellas over at T-Nation published an article based on hyper efficient (and short) workouts. This workout dovetails quite nicely with several of my beliefs regarding gym work.
- Stick to the basics - Be it simple supplementation or relying on the few core lifts as mentioned in the article, I believe simpler is better.
- Lifting heavy produces the greatest gains in strength and size.
- Crafting strength and size first will ultimately make it easier to shed unwanted blubber.
- Compound lifts that activate the largest muscle groups are key to stimulating your body to the kind of gains I would like to see
- Frequency is an oft-overlooked aspect of training.
Starting tomorrow with Deadlifts and Military press, I will be following the workout plan detailed in the article for a minimum of 12 weeks. The 12 week countdown will actually start Monday. I will consider tomorrow and Friday's workouts to be "warm-up and gym re-acquaintance" work outs. Those of you that have braved the iron know that after a lengthy absence the first couple of days back are sheer agony of muscle pain and DOMS. I look forward to and simultaneously dread it.
398 days remain . . . .