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    Wannabebig New Member
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    Advice on possible overkill

    I just got back into training after a 2 1/2 year layoff, due to a severe back injury (nerve damage), and I tried to get into my old routine too quickly. My first session went great, but my last 2 sessions were a major set back. I was having trouble lifting weight that I easily lifted only a week earlier. I noticed during my light stretching that my pecs and tri's were very tight, and I even had slight pain(tightness) when I brought the bar down to my chest, with no weight on it. Any thoughts on this, and how do I go about overcoming this. I guess it's been a long time since I had to start out from scratch. Oh yeah, losing 100 pounds on my bench was depressing. Just so you know, legs really aren't an option for me. I am not paralysed, but the damage to my nerves doesn't allow me to do much without major pain. Upper body is just fine though.

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    I think that will be soreness due to not working the muscles in a long time. Give it a few weeks if the problem is still their then get back to us and have a rething
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    Are you doing a couple warmup sets at all?
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    Yeah, but I have been getting tired easily, even on the lighter weights.

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    It sounds like you're jumping into it way too fast. Take a couple of weeks and just stretch out, do some pushups/situps and some bodyweight exercises. Then move into weights slowly. Light weights for whatever set/rep scheme you are planning. Stick with that for about 4 weeks before increasing weight. By that time, your body should be ready to lift again. It sounds like you just need a little conditioning work to get your body used to moving and lifting again. Be patient, it will come back.

    I remember trying to come back from a serious injury. For about 6 months I was relegated to doing stupid bs like hip abduction and 3lb curls. But it was worth it, because I was pushing maximal weights again much sooner than I would have been had I just waited it out and then jumped into it.

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