gently easing back into it

This is my 7th week of illness, and my 18th week of post-broken-radius recovery. As for the sickness, I really am getting better. But I’m not out of the woods yet. Still on antibiotics, and filled with mucosity, coughing, sore spots in the throat, etc. I’m working on this! As for the broken arm, I really am ready to start training the dynamic lifts again, using a barbell. My original plan was to return to normal training this week! starting on Dec. 1st, which, since that’s a Thursday, means starting Wed. Nov. 30th. I’ve been so excited for this week; I’ve waited for it for four and a half months. Disappointed that now, having arrived, I’m too sick to go all out? yes; but I’ll soon be better. By the first workout of next week, Mon., Dec. 5th, I’ll be ready to really consider this a new beginning. I’m excited to do what I can to meet my goals in 2012.

So, this week, I am taking it easy, just trying to make sure I don’t screw up my recovery from this evil sinusitis or whatever it is I have. So, nothing much today. Here’s what I did:

Easy Does It

Warm Up: 10 minutes on the Airdyne cycle, easy pace.

Mobility: Hips, Hams, Quads, Calves, Wrists, Forearms, Shoulders.

Squats: 1 x 5 x 45 / 3 x 10 x 45 lbs

Power Clean: 3 x 3 x 25 kg (55 lbs). My first Power Cleans since July. They were light as a feather and ugly as sin.

Wrist Curls: 3 x 10 x 10 lbs

Wednesday I’ll squat with some weight on the bar (like 145), deadlift as normal (normal bar LP, and fat bar work sets), press with a barbell for the first time since July (starting my LP light anyway), and do some other fun stuff.

Let me know what you think...