Bit of a change of pace. A little backstory. In a gym floor far far away............. whoops wrong story. After a very long lay off, its finally time to start doing something. Arthritis treatment has yielded some positive results and thus far I'm able to start some form of training again. Knees still will not support more than 20kg + my own bodyweight so Ive asked a friend who's been involved in MMA, boxing and all other forms of conditioning fighting based truing for over 15 years to train me. Its been well over 3 years since I've trained in a motivated or structured manner. Probably close to 5+ years since I've been at my best. Goals, well I'm getting hitched this August and id like to be able to say id look good in a Tux. 3 days back into it, a mix of basic weights with compounds focusing on getting my body ready for an onslaught. 2.5 hour hike on the south downs with the mutt and best man in tow. Todays orders of business, see if i can hack a spin class. Cardio conditioning is going to be my primary focus as my days of chasing strength are far behind me if i want to keep walking. Weight, far too heavy for me to feel comfortable in my own skin. Diet, keep it healthy and will update when I've got half a chance to.