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Re: Time to get bigger..After I recover from this surgery...

#301 Postby djshrew » Sun Feb 27, 2011 7:21 pm

Guess what?!?!?


I got to do ball squats at PT on Friday- not much but its pretty exciting! =)

walking more without the crutches now but still limping badly- all of my muscles are weak on that leg and my ankle (which a severely sprained a few years ago, that leg of course) is tight making walking harder. I'm thinking I may invest in an awesome massage to help work out the scar tissue issues I have.

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Re: Time to get bigger..After I recover from this surgery...

#302 Postby Paige » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:02 pm

Awesome! I love ball squats. Although I don't usually get that excited about them. Congrat! Give yourself some time. You know that recovery is a slow process and we athletes tend to push it. Listen to your body.

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#303 Postby djshrew » Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:07 pm

While I was doing them I kept thinking, "why haven't I been including these into my usual routine?" they seem like a great alternative to front or hack squats)front squats feel awkward to me and my gym doesn't have a hack squat machine).

yea I'm not pushing it and don't plan on doing any leg stuff until I'm 100 percent better and my docs give me the go ahead and once they do that I'm going to start with a trainer (who trains figure) so I'm headed in the right direction and wont risk re-injury.

(ps thanks for the email!)

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Re: Time to get bigger..After I recover from this surgery...

#304 Postby djshrew » Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:48 pm

Saw my ortho. today. He told me I can completely ditch the crutches now, still not allowed to do any gym stuff. Which I'm okay with, I know I need to take it slow and rehab it all the way.

My workouts are kinda maintenance at this point- I'm still trying to push myself in the gym but my minds just not in it with all of the stress with my hip and school has me studying almost every waking moment. Crunch time before graduation (in May) and I'm feeling it!!!! I'm simply exhausted...

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Re: Time to get bigger..After I recover from this surgery...

#305 Postby Paige » Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:32 pm

Great news! Focus on recovery right now. Plenty of time for building later.

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Re: Time to get bigger..After I recover from this surgery...

#306 Postby djshrew » Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:00 pm

I keep reminding myself of that Paige =)

Today I was told I can start including the elliptical in my workouts so I did 10mins. I could have gone longer since my hip didn't really hurt but my foot is beyond killing me!

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Re: Time to get bigger..After I recover from this surgery...

#307 Postby djshrew » Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:12 am

A few pictures (a la RC style) after my shoulder workout yesterday.


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Re: Time to get bigger..After I recover from this surgery...

#308 Postby Paige » Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:12 am

Looks good! Heck the elliptical even hurts my feet. I hate that machine.

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#309 Postby lobsteriffic » Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:37 am

nice delts!

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Re: Time to get bigger..After I recover from this surgery...

#310 Postby MaryStella » Tue Mar 08, 2011 1:49 pm

congrats on getting rid of the cruthces that much feel good!

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Re: Time to get bigger..After I recover from this surgery...

#311 Postby djshrew » Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:32 am

Thanks! yea, I'm glad to be rid of the crutches!! makes getting to classes a bit easier (getting around in general). I think my foot is just bothering me from not using it for a while- plus it's never really been 100% since my horrible sprain (not that it ever will be...). I've been icing it and stretching it like crazy!

still need to work on being more consistent with my stretching afterward- also thinking of making Sunday a yoga/stretch day

good news- I passed my first statistics exam!! its really been stressing me out! If I fail this class I can't get my masters this May and would have to wait until next January to take the class again. I've been studying my butt off- so the gym (and my diet a bit) are coming in a bit second. Just keep telling myself it will all be over in May =)

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#312 Postby MaryStella » Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:37 pm

congrats on the stats exam. Your plans for stretching etc. sound really good.

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Re: Time to get bigger..After I recover from this surgery...

#313 Postby djshrew » Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:20 pm

changed my routine up a bit- just getting bored with it not being able to do legs... for now anyway here it is
biceps/shoulders
back
Triceps/chest

20 mins on the elliptical today!!!!!!!!!! that's about all I have to say about that =)

diet this week will most likely be rough since I'm going to Chicago and have every intention of hitting the dinner there

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Re: Time to get bigger..After I recover from this surgery...

#314 Postby MaryStella » Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:11 pm

how was the diner?

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Re: Time to get bigger..After I recover from this surgery...

#315 Postby lobsteriffic » Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:22 pm

Oh wow the Chicago diner! I'm super jealous!


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