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Old 08-11-2010, 06:22 PM   #13
Derek Weaver
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Well said Donald. Though I have no problem with 8s. I figure for most, 8s are plenty heavy to maintain muscle mass. I don't do them with few exceptions, mainly because I don't like to.

Brad,
I would absolutely not run on non lifting days until you've a) established a decent enough strength base again- it's more important than anything else, b) consistently upped the intensity and length of several times/week walks.

Seriously, scoot, then crawl, then walk. Whether you're in great shape coming off a 3-6 week injury (this progression may be over the course of a week, but it does or at least should take place), or are de-conditioned and lacking with regards to body composition (looking at a couple months).

Don't fall into the CF trap of "it's okay to be a pussy". Do be scared. Being unscared gets your hurt.
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