Return To Play

Returning to the gym after lockdown and how to set yourself up for success.

We have lived through unprecedented times.

Our lives were interrupted in a way the Western World has not experienced in decades.

From a health and fitness perspective, this was a double-edged sword.

On the one hand, more time to focus on walking, eating home cooked meals and spending time with family brought a lot of health benefits. The concept of N.E.A.T (Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis) was established as a core component of our weekly menu both from a physiological and psychological standpoint.

However, now we have been thrust back into reality. Traffic, early alarms, restaurants setting tables and, of course, the gym doors swung back open.

Great! Time to jump back in, pick up from where you left off and embrace the weights once again. Or is it?

There are several considerations when returning to training with weights after a long lay-off.

In this post, I will delve into the following considerations that will arm you with the tools to successfully return to the gym and make sustainable progress:

1. Curb Your Enthusiasm

2. Recovery is King

3. Got Skills?