I have suffered
For your sins
But now is when
My fun begins
If I hit you
Turn your cheek
You are righteous
But you are weak
Orgy-Porgy, Ford and fun
Kiss the girls and make them one
Boys at one with girls at peace
Orgy-Porgy gives release
Turns to dust
So give us a God
That does not rust
Points of light
You are food
But you are saved
If dramatics aren’t your thing, I apologize, but this log is as much for me as it is for you now. Going to be a lot more motivational stuff compared to my last one.
-Been competing in strongman since Sep 2013. On 10 Oct 2015, I ruptured my ACL and shredded my lateral meniscus performing a 775lb Yoke carry for 30’ (made it 29’, went for a quick pick up and the leg bent the wrong way).
-On 17 Nov, I got my ACL reconstructed from my hamstring and my meniscus trimmed out (it was too far gone to try to restitch, but I still got to keep most of it).
-In the weeks post op, I’ve just been sticking with dips and chins, but now I’m ready to return to training for real. This log will document that journey, all the way to successful recovery and competition.
I am not done.
4 days a week of resistance training, 1 day of events, grip training when possible.
-Training will be as such
–2 upper body days
–2 lower body days
-Upper body days will be as such
–Bench and seated overhead press with 5/3/1 progression (PR set and FSL). Assistance work as possible (right now, whatever I can get done without putting pressure on the healing leg. Lots of dips, chins, and super lightweight dumbbells).
-Lower body days will be as such
–Anything I can do with the good leg (single leg squats, leg curls, leg extensions, etc) and flexing the healing leg for an equal amount of reps. Will train core and neck on these days as well.
-Current events plan is to pull the prowler arm over arm until more possibilities open up
-Grip training will be whatever I can do (Captains of Crush for now).
Prior to this point, I was being very restrictive in my nutrition, and was walking around at about 185 at 5’9. I was losing fat before the injury, and after the fact wanted to keep my bodyweight down to keep pressure off the injured leg.
I am taking the lessons I learned in nutrient quality from that experience, but I am sick of eating so little, so I will be gradually increasing food quantity, attempting to add some quality bodyweight to my frame. Goal is to not get fat but put on some muscle still.
I have not yet started official physical therapy, but in the meantime have been given some movements to perform at home. Once the real PT starts, I may document that as I go.
Thanks for following along. Stay tuned for more.