Thanks Stu,stuward wrote:Anytime you resume training after a layoff you're going to experience that. You body retains most of the strength that it had before but it's deconditioned. This means that it's not used to doing work so you are going to have pain even with loads that seem light. That's why you should always increase loads and volumes gradually. The important thing is to not get discouraged and stop training. Do something on a frequent basis. As a rule of thumb, try to get a squat, push and pull every 3 days at a minimum even if it's a light body weight exercise. That's why I put one of each in my daily warmup.
This is another reason why I opted more for a Full body workout this time around. Squatting or a single leg workout only once a week was way to painful for me (DOMS Wise). When I was previously, doing Starting strength, my body conditioned itself to the work and the DOMS weren't so bad.
Also, I'm not discouraged and want to quit. I am discouraged that I allowed myself to be out of the gym for so long and become this deconditioned, but that is life and it just got in the way of working out.
Often times, I think I just need to get at bar and some weights at home. Even without a bench, I could still do some of my workout.