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starting back after 4 years off

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2005/07/23 17:53:23 (permalink)

starting back after 4 years off

I lifted weights for about 3 years then met girlfriend and had kids so didnot continue with it. Now i've just started up again and though i would follow the advice on one of the threads on here except abit different what i intend to do is a full body work out 1 a week for a couple of months then change this over to twice a week the reason for this is that this will give me a week to recover thus not overtraining.

Will this work any adv gratefull
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    Knighty
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    RE: starting back after 4 years off 2005/07/23 19:37:40 (permalink)
    Hi mate, welcome to MT

    I would train your whole body 3 x a week with a basic compound routine

    Something like:

    1)Squat
    2)Barbell/Dumbell bench press
    3)Lunges
    3)Dumbell/Barbell/machine Row
    4)Barbell or Dumbell Overhead press
    5)Pulldowns
    6)Barbell Curls
    7)Abdominal work

    All exercises done for 2 sets of 12-15 reps, when you become more comfortable after a couple of weeks add in another set

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    RE: starting back after 4 years off 2005/07/23 19:47:16 (permalink)
    Ive been in similar situation and found i was only able to do about 30 minutes at the most, i know we should get 'back into it' slowly but for me i can simply only train one way. Which means im spent in about 30minutes

    You can only try and see what works for you, i might also add recovery was not where it had been in the past

    All the best
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