Originally Posted by sporadic
Great gains in a short time, Black&Tan. At 36, don't be concerned with how fast you can build up. I'm 32 and have been lifting since I was 13. After numerous injuries I can safely recommend not to get caught up so much in the numbers.
Thanks. I've always been athletic and have focused mostly on cardio. I've been doing martial arts for 15 years. I went I to lifting with the goal of getting stronger for martial arts but found I liked the strength training a lot.
I have goals but don't mind taking my time to get there. My tendon injury was unrelated to lifting. The back of my hand got sliced open by a knife.
In November 2011 I got in to running, which is a big change for a slow-moving lifter. I'm not lifting much at all at the moment and focusing on running and body-weight movements such as pushups and pullups and mixing pushups into my runs.
5K rail train run + ~200 pushups in 33:08.
0:00 pushups, then walk/jog
2:00 pushups, then walk/jog
That's awesome. Sounds a lot like hiit. Are you still lifting? Have you seen a decrease in strength?