I can't believe how quickly I lost my strength in lifting. Last May I stopped working out after lifting for about 4 years... You know how it goes, I graduated from College, got a real job, got lazy behind the desk, and gained about 15 lbs. I started back up at the gym this month and I couldn't believe how weak I got over the course of a year. I went from a 1 rep max on bench press of 325lbs to completetly struggling with 185lbs. It was a very depressing and humbling moment at the gym. Has anyone else expierenced this? How long did it take you to get back up to speed? I'm finding it hard to get motivated now. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!