The sad reality of “life”.
Here I will give you a glimpse of just how quickly the body fades when no training is done. So, gamers and couch potatoes, take note!
Let me give you some background…2017 was a bummer year in my fitness quest. Nearly a month in hospital and strikken by doctor from gym for a twelve month period…even brisk walking was not permitted.
1st Jan 2018 I was cleared by the doctor to enter the gym again! MAN I was SO glad.
I’ve done a short documentary type video showing you my shape at 52, then the lowest point off my shape after 12 months of complete training absence and lastly my current shape 1 month after I returned to gym.
To watch the video, click here “12-months no training effect on a muscled body”
I was very positive after the progress of the 1st month, that reaching a level close to my best at age 52 should take much less time than my original quest. Now at 55 (1.5 yrs later I have recovered more than 95% of that which was lost. Check some of my recent videos on my channel to see more of my journey: CLICK HERE FOR GertFITNESS youtube channel
Here is how I look now at 55 after roughly 18 months of recovery training:
The important thing during such a recovery training period is to control one’s eagerness to raise the weight size too quickly. Going too heavy, too quickly can very easily result in tendon issues which is NOT what I anyone is looking for during recovery. Tendons and joints needs significant time to heal and repair and strengthen for heavier weights lifted. So, absolute wisdom and control is needed to raise weights only every 2 weeks and with smallest increments possible.
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