[quote]Ct. Rockula wrote:
I would recommend against just chilling.
Even if you just did heavy leg presses you would at least keep your body in an anabolic state of growth. people do squat only routines all the time.
At the very least you will keep your legs [most important aspect for footy i would say] in good shape. At best you will keep the anabolic hormones in your body going strong and helping maintain the muscles that are not being worked.
If i were you [and i have been w/ fucked hand, ankles, shoulders etc.] I would do as much as i could. Lots of leg press, hypers, GHR and calf work. It’s also a good time to get your jump work going and speed stuff done.
Another great idea is to use the “Zercher” arm cradle position to get Good mornings and squats done.
A good time for training with machines.
Think about the weight, strength, athleticism you will lose if you dont train. you might not even be footy worthy afterward, essentially prolonging the injury because you cant return.
i like this, but i sprint and i am definitely getting leaner, spriniting/stair running is anabolic for sure
Yeah sprinting is hella anabolic, esp for your quads and especially for the rectus femoris. After doing a sprint program for 3 weeks my rectus stuck out like fuck after the sprints all pumped up and shit.
But the thing is that the OP is a footy man and/or a rugger. Dunno if your’ve played rugby before but there is one thing you gotta be, strong as fuck. If you aren’t you’ll get hurt, be slow, get cut.
So our man has to make sure he keeps his legs in some good fucking shape and keeps his eating up. But he cant get to being a little fatty either. So the double and single leg pressing will go a long way to keeping him in rugby shape and not looking like a soccer player.
hack squat machines are good too. You just cannot think of hard injury [as in broken bone] time as down time. You have to think of it as an opportunity. This is his opportunity to focus on the legs and lower back and get way fucking stronger.
There are pretty much only two ways to come out of this cast/injury. You can come out and get benched for having fallen out of condition… or you can come out ready to fucking SMASH some poof right in the liver at top speed!
If he were to avoid some machine based training [this IS what they are there for IMHAO] the poof would be smashing him.