The sensible approach back into my training was not to try and start lifting at the weight before lockdown, but to find that groove again, using the techniques within the brilliant Fortitude Training programme by Dr Scott Stevenson. I was able to follow a familiar pattern as with my pre-pandemic structure, but 4 months out of a gym, I was rightly cautious with the equipment my body hadn’t experienced for a while.
That draw of routine, to get that back is something I’m very grateful for. I position my training as a springboard and these last 6 weeks weren’t heading directly for show prep but it was certainly moulded get that spark back.
And it has been a challenge. Getting past the ego knowing it won’t be same as before for a little while at least, but also new surroundings to get used to as well.
The idea of my programme was to try ignite that muscle back, but it also brought back some familiarity to life. A push that had been dormant for some time. There are still limitations and restrictions but to apply that programme and process that I had trusted for the last 18 months was refreshing.
A consideration to factor in is look at how Fortitude can remain adaptable in and out of the gym with changeable situations.
However, for now I’m looking to build one progressive blast at a time.
Take care folks!