I understand how you feel. I didn't martial arts heavily for years. I could would do three sets of 30 push ups with only about 1min or so between reps. My arms where better muscled then most guys I knew. Now I can do two sets of ten. I'll work my way back up to before but its going to take time. Before my 2 sets of 10, it was about 1 or 2 real push ups and 5 girly ones. Knowing what I could do before just means I know what I can accomplish given time because I've already done it. Maybe in a few more months time, I can even surpass my old score. Muwahahahaha!!!!!
Edit: I should also mention when I was doing all this extreme martial arts training, I had tendinitis in all my joints, got sick a lot, was burnt out, had great energy while training but no energy when it came to anything else. So I could do a lot training some 5hrs a day (as I was), but it did destroy my body. I would like to achieve my fitness goals in a more healthy manor this time around.
Last edited by Nix; 08-14-2011 at 03:50 PM.
Starting weight: 180lbs
Current weight 130lbs