First off, a little cliched inspiration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GBLv9UvOgE&feature=plcp I really like that video, honestly. I recently found my last log on HST: http://thinkmuscle.com/forum/showth...-500-A-quest-for-greatness&highlight=mikeynov And had fun reading through it a few years after the fact. Since that time, I've had a variety of setbacks and changes in life (change of major in school, the start and end of a long term relationship, and some injuries). I figured I'd start a log on this board, perhaps just to listen to myself speak, as I always liked "talking out loud" about the training thoughts I've had. The main injuries I've been juggling with the past couple of years have been persistent hamstring/sciatic pain (which I will hopefully get more definitively diagnosed in the near future) that reoccurs unpredictably, and is actually made WORSE by time off, a shoulder injury that now seems mostly healed, and a recent back spasm that had me crippled for the better part of 2 weeks. Despite these setbacks, I am reasonably confident I can get my strength back to and beyond previous PR levels. My technique in all my major lifts has never been better and I feel wiser in my advancing years (32 years young, about to be 33 in a little over a week). Failing this positive outlook on life, I will harness my anger and smash weights. As such, to old friends (lol, tim, everyone else who contributed to my previous log), I'd like to say hello. It's possible I'll be talking to empty space at this point as this board probably hasn't been super active in years. I suppose we'll see. In the next post, I'll go over my training plan to get things moving again.