Has anyone else had to take a break from training, either forced or voluntarily?
As for myself, I have a lot of training under my belt, starting at the age of 11. I'm now 39, and the only break I've had has been the past three years.
Muay Thai in 92, BJJ in 95 all the way through 07. Then in early 07, I ended a business relationship that I had with my Brazilian partner, and within a month afterwards completely severed my left bicep tendon to the point that my surgeon said that I'd never be able to do BJJ ever again.
Somehow, that proclamation ended up not being true for whatever reason.
I just came back to training after 3 years off the mats, and wow, what an eye opener!!!
My ability to roll is non-existent! My conditioning is absolutely terrible, and that is being complimentary.
I'm not surprised by this, I knew that getting back on the mats would be a shock to my system, but I am a little surprised that honestly. It could be that I am feeling the consequences of being 39.... :-) I've never "felt my age" before, but I guess I am now.
Has anyone had a similar situation? What was your experience?