A big day today...early doors this morning I walked into a gym for the first time in perhaps 8-10 years.
Turns out there's an incredibly well equipped facility, heavily focused on free weights, only 3 miles up the road on a business park. To give you an idea of the scale, there are 5 full size Squat racks, 10 benches for dumbbell work and 4 bench presses + loads more equipment.
When I was in my mid 20's I went through a weight lifting phase and became proficient at the big compound lifts. This morning I did some stretching and performed some squats and deadlifts (empty Olympic bar only) while having my form checked by one of the gym instructors / guy that works there. Said my form was spot on not bad considering the time gap. Walked out with my legs slightly more wobbly than when I walk in.
Unsure at the moment if I'll commit to a monthly direct debit, they have a pay (over the odds) as you go deal which I'll use for a few more sessions to see if I'm actually going to stick at it. Will be interesting to see how busy it is during week day evenings and how long I have to wait to use the things I'd like to.
No doubt I will ache from this evening until about Thursday.