The answer? Simple: 42
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Da nortland. Yah.
Okay. doesn't sound like you're going down too far and shouldn't cause issues.
The stretching Stone mentioned is great! I was shown that a couple of months ago when I was learning proper technique on the Olympic lifts. Only, we use a broomstick handle or closet rod, because we'd go right into overhead squats with the pole to stretch out down below.
Another thing I learned at the same time is to stretch out my triceps and lats. "Big dumb lifters" rarely do Olympic lifts, and therefore rarely know about stretching these out while holding a loaded bar in a clean position.
Between these three, I've limbered up some, but am no where near what I was like when I was doing Tae kwon Do on a regular basis.
Before I forget... Stangman, that's a great way to set yourself back even further.