09 Mar 5 weeks post op
It’s 5 weeks post op and things are looking great for my lucky fin. With so many positive responsibilities happening in my life right now outside of training, it’s refreshing to feel some stability coming back into what I love to do. Last weeks de load was a very much needed physical and mental break and I’m approaching this week with great fervor. Why you ask? Because this weekend (tomorrow) I get to squat 300 pounds for the first time in over 15 months. Words will fall short to what this anticipation feels like but I assure you, I have been fighting for these little battles for a very long time. This weeks work was adjusted by Brian as we are focusing on a decent climb to 300 pounds on Saturday and my spine continues to be priority in all our training protocols.
I won’t lie to you, I’m a little tired. My business is growing, I’m putting on a strongman competition in 4 weeks, I have gotten several new clients and my personal responsibilities to my family have recently grown. At times I feel mentally overwhelmed but as I mentioned above, these are all positive and despite the mental fatigue I’m feeling, my heart and my drive are burning just as brightly as they did years ago. Why? Because I’m healing! Both my spine and my bicep are getting better every day and it’s these daily reminders and battles that keep me in the trenches. Now lets sprinkle a little 300 pound squat gifted to me this Saturday and it’s christmas in March baby! I earned the right for 300 this weekend and I’m going to approach it with all the passion and rage I have. So despite being reduced to body building machines and one armed movements, color me a fat kid with a cake… Saturday can’t come soon enough. Below is the leg day I accomplished followed by a quick snippet into some bicep rehab. Although five pound forearm curls seem underwhelming, anyone that has ever been under the knife can tell you how amazing it feels to regain mastery of your limbs and freedom of movement.
Tuesday: Turkey Legs and Peach Bottom
- Mcgill big 3
- Paused banded squats 8×3
- Banded hammy curls 3×30
- Hack squat 12×4 (total of 6 wheels)
- Banded piston squats 4×20
- Body Weight lunges burnout 1 x 40/40, 30/30, 20/20, 10/10
- Single Leg GM 5x 5/5
- Sled monster walks 4 x 50ft
- Suit case carry 3 x 150/150ft
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