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I'm finding that starting strength is a little too aggressive for me. I feel like I have crashed. I plan to scale the whole thing back. First I'm going to take 10 or 20lbs off what I've worked up to. Then I will make much slower and smaller weight increases. A pound at a time instead of 5. No more than 5lbs in a week on any one of the lifts. And forget any power-anything lifts.
I don't know when I will go back into the gym. I've so far skipped two workouts, but I went backpacking this weekend and the last mile included 2000ft elevation gain. I was starting to feel a little bit recovered until I went and did that. So I haven't decided if I will go to the gym later today or just forget about it until I feel fully back to normal.
Female, 5'3", 48, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135.
Starting bench press: 30lbs. Current bench press: 75lbs.