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Paralyzed Powerlifting Log

I got into a car accident on April 30th. I ended up braking vertebrates in my back and fracturing some also. I ended up severely injuring my spinal cord. Fractured my right shoulder, and fractured ribs on my right side. Had back surgery to fuse the vertebrates. The accident left me paralyzed from the waist down.

I’ve been back lifting for the past couple of months now and I’ve got my bench back up to 225. No where near what I was doing, but it’s progress. Follow along with me

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Jesus mate.

I am in for this shit!

Let’s do this

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Thank you

Monday 9/14/20 Chest

Bench Press
45x12, 2 sets
95x8
135x5
185x3
225x1
180x6 last 2 reps paused
185x5 last rep paused
160x8

Incline Barbell Press
115x10
125x10
135x10
145x6

Flat DB Flyes
30x12
35x10
40x6

That was it, was gonna do more but being paralyzed I have no control of my bowels. So sometime during this session I crapped on myself and had to go

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I don’t know what to say man. How are you holding up?

At least on the bright side if you turn that 225 from freedom units to kg we might have a shot at Paralympic gold in the bench.

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Get some man. My little brother is C4/5 quad. Where you working out? My in-laws are in SC. The bowel thing is a bitch, I feel for you. I know the issues my brother has.

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I workout at Fitness World in Hartsville

I’m doing good so far. Strength is coming back, I’m hoping to be able to compete again next year. Maybe I’ll hit a big bench again

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Wow, that’s rough, love the positive attitude and getting straight back to lifting again, absolutely blows away all the excuse makers. Following along!

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Wednesday 9/16/20 Back

Wide-Grip Pulldowns
90x12, 2 sets
110x12, 2 sets
130x8, left shoulder was hurting for some reason
100x12, 2 sets
Seated Cable Rows
80x12
100x12
120x12
140x12
Face Pulls(on lat-pulldown)
40x2x15

That was it, back was hurting a little today and I had bad nerve pain all night and all day today in my legs. So in other words I was less than motivated for this session to say the least

I hate to hear about your accident, but it’s awesome that you’re already back at it. I’ll be following along. Get those triceps strong AF from pressure reliefs :muscle:

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I forgot to post on how I do my weekly training. This is what it is looking like at the moment

Day 1- Chest, Triceps
Day 2- Back, Biceps
Day 3- Shoulders, Arms(light)

Strength emphasis on Bench, Incline BB Press, & BTN Shoulder Press

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Friday 9/18/20 Shoulders

BTN Shoulder Press(on Smith)
45x12, 2 sets
95x10
115x10
135x10
155x1
175x1, I believe that this is a PR on BTN Presses
95x28
95x24

Side DB Raises
10x15
12x15
15x15
Rear DB Raises(on Incline)
10x15
12x15
15x15
Front DB Raises(on Incline)
10x3x15

Seated Hammer Shrugs
70x10
120x10
140x10

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Monday 9/21/20 Chest, Triceps

Incline Barbell Press
45x12, 2 sets
115x10
135x10
155x1
185x1
95x21
95x15
Flat DB Press
40x10
45x10
50x10
55x10
Low-Incline DB Flyes
27x3x15
ISO-Hammer Decline Press Machine
40x15
50x15
60x15

JM Barbell Triceps Press
45x12, 2 sets
65x10
85x10
95x6
Ez-Bar Triceps Pushdowns
40x15
60x15
80x10
One-Arm Overhead DB Extensions
25x12
30x12
35x12

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I post training videos on my instagram page if anyone would like to follow me on there. Name there is george.rollins.12

Thursday 9/24/20 Back, Shoulders

Chest-Supported DB Rows
30x2x10
40x10
50x10
60x10
70x10
V-Bar Pulldowns
90x12
100x12
110x12
120x8
One-Arm Machine Rows
40x12
50x12
60x12
70x10

BTN Shoulder Press(on Smith)
45x12, 2 sets
115x10
135x6
95x12, 2 sets
Seated Side DB Raises
8x12
10x12
12x12
Wide-Grip Face Pulls(on lat-pull)
40x15
60x15
80x15

Rope Triceps Pushdowns/Hammer Curls
80x2x20/20x2x12

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Monday 9/28/20 Bench, Chest

Bench Press
45x12, 4 sets
95x8
135x5
185x3
225x1
230x1
235x1
240x1, this is a comeback PR
185x6
195x4

Rack Lockouts
225x3
245x3

Incline Barbell Press
115x8
125x8
135x8
145x8
Incline DB Flyes
25x2x12

That was it, Bench is move along nicely. I did the inclines and flyes at my home gym

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