I want to resume my workouts after a long summer break. What is the best approach?
After an extended layoff, I advise my trainees to start at 50 percent of the intensity and duration of their last training sessions. This simply means half the resistance, half the sets, and half the distance for the first week.
Increase to 75 percent the second week. By the third week, all the soreness should be gone, and you can bring the intensity and duration up to where you left off before your extended layoff.
Never force the workout. Ease back into training. Your body will thank you!