Today I went back to the gym after a 3 week break. The break was spontaneous; I was on my way to the gym after work and suddenly I couldn’t face it. Two years hitting the gym three times a week with only occasional misses here and there and I just needed the time off. But today I went back.
To a new gym. I joined the Sportja gym in Leiden. I’ve had my eye on the gym for a while but I couldn’t make it work due to its location. But now I’ve figured out a way to incorporate it into my busy schedule, which is awesome seeing as it’s a real lifting gym. Loads of squat racks. Deadlift platforms. Bench press benches with safety bars. No cardio machines!
Yes, I know what you’re thinking – the first workout after a break, you know what that means. Pain, my friends. Exquisite pain. There is nothing quite like the pain of muscles that are used to lifting which receive some time off but are then forced to lift again. Normally the second day post workout is the worst, but to be honest I’m feeling it already, the very same day that I did the workout. And I went easy too. I dropped all of my weights by a significant amount because I knew what was waiting for me.
Squats, press, deadlifts, and I finished with some bicep curls. Yeah, yeah; curls are for girls, whatever. I like to keep the old biceps looking healthy. Tomorrow is going to be a bitch. I’m going to be walking funny, like I wandered into a bar called “Steve’s” and everyone was wearing leather chaps.
But the break was worth it. I was re-energized back in the gym. It felt great to be in there. People were lifting, seriously lifting, and minding their own business. Doing their own shit. It’s my temple. I need the iron. It clears my head and let’s me focus. So that I’m able to think up dastardly new articles for you all to enjoy during the week.
Holy shit though, I sure lost a lot of strength in those three weeks. The old body can be a real bitch. Gotta work my way back up to those previous gainzzzzzz.
I hope you all have good gainz. Happy Gainz Sunday, ya all.