I've decided to step up my training since honestly, my free time can be spent better. I'm going to be taking my normal working out and multiplying it by about 2-3 times.
At the moment, I do a total of 40 pushups/situps each day to maintain my upper body with little effort. But I've found that no matter what I do my form and figure in pushups are not near my ability in high school, which leads me to believe im going soft in my actual core (the obliques and back muscles, to be exact). I also compound this with a set of benching at 220, ten times, sometimes 15 if I'm not too tired by ten reps, along with bar curling and stiff-legged dead lifts. I don't do squatting since it hurts my back and I'm not a kid anymore, I'd rather not risk slipping a disk or such just to make my legs feel better.
My new schedule will look something like this:
60 situps to wake up on, with 20 pushups afterward
Then I do my main workout during the day;
2 sets of bench, which, while a pain in the ass to switch weight plates out solo with a non-screw clamp, is much more effective than one set-- Starting at 155 and doing it 20+ times, then going back to 220 and going to the point where I cannot do anymore (do not fret, I can still lift this easily if I get caught out of energy)
After benching I do my normal curling and deadlifting, but now I'm putting an extra 35 on my curl bar. I've used 120 for a while just because that bar is terribly hard to find weights for.
Then before bed I do another 60 situps and pushups.
Today I actually did my main workout twice, and only felt it in my core. I almost feel like a kid again with how this is affecting my energy levels. Being laid off can make a man a bit.. Lazy, hah. I invite anyone with a story like mine [and a proper weight set/training to do the working out without risk of injury!] to go out and put 110% in. It's absolutely worth it.
I'll post an update somewhere along the way, but I can honestly say I already feel better than I did before.
I really wish I had a Fly machine, though. Those things can work absolute magic on your back, especially your Lat muscles. I remember in high school my back had more muscle than my legs!