I had a surgery and could not train at all for 6 weeks. Yesterday I went back to the gym for the first time after 6 weeks of doing nothing, this was painful! not only for the body but for the mind! I was sad and desappointed where did the muscles go ??? where did the strength and stamina go ? wow it is like I have to start over that is really hard to accept and I feel bad actually. I had put some effort in it before the surgery because knew how this would go and the time it would take but it seems it did not make any difference I lost it all and only thing to do now is rebuild !
as an exemple before the surgery I could do 293 squats, yesterday I did 25 and my legs are killing me today. that is the level I am starting with so this is going to be a lot of work but I know about muscle memory I am convinced I am going to rebuild this in no time as long as I put the effort in it.
It is like in JKD, if you fall get back up and do it fast as hell !