I got into a motorcycle accident a little over a year ago. I broke a few ribs and needed surgery (metal brackets and whatnot). This put me out of commission and I haven't been to the gym since November of 2010. At the time of the accident I was about 175-180lbs. and around 10-12% BF. Because of the accident I'm around 155 and about 16-17% BF. This is pretty depressing but I'm determined to get back to 175-180 and to have an even lower bf%.
I've done some interval running on a treadmill and I did try 1 set of flat bench on a machine (no free weights where I was) to see if I was gym ready and I am. My question is since I haven't done any lifting whatsoever in a little over a year is it better to start with a 5x5 system or is it okay to start a GVT one? From what I read the GVT will absolutely kick my ass and to be honest I think it would take me an hour or more to do 10 x 10 of chin ups hahaha. I guess I'm kind of answering my own question with that observation but I figure you guys would probably know best. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.