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Re: Road to a RAW 500+ Deadlift / 300+ Bench / 400+ Squat

Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:06 am
by MattSxvx
Welp I hit a huge bump on this road. Severely injured my left knee either in the gym or at work. Woke up barely able to walk on it. Going up and down stairs and in and out of the ambulance at work is agony. I really do think it is the heavy leg presses. This is how I hurt the same leg last time (1300 lb leg presses). I am done doing leg press forever now. Going to stay off of it a week, ice it, and see how it feels. Will work on upper body this week I guess. Very unhappy with this as I was making huge progress on a weekly basis on my deadlifts.

Re: Road to a RAW 500+ Deadlift / 300+ Bench / 400+ Squat

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:58 am
by Mini Forklift Ⓥ
Damn man, sorry to hear that. Rest up, ice and see how you go. Hoping you get a speedy recovery MF.

Re: Road to a RAW 500+ Deadlift / 300+ Bench / 400+ Squat

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:48 am
by VeganEssentials
Sorry to hear about the knee - not a bad idea to stay away from those leg presses, and when you're back to squatting, always go deep, it tends to be easier on the knees for most people if you always make sure to dunk it below parallel. Hope you feel better soon!

Re: Road to a RAW 500+ Deadlift / 300+ Bench / 400+ Squat

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:53 am
by Mini Forklift Ⓥ
I also agree with regards to the deep squatting, easier on the knees than stopping at parallel or just before.

Re: Road to a RAW 500+ Deadlift / 300+ Bench / 400+ Squat

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:31 am
by vegan_rossco
Sucks about the knee mate :/ keep us posted and take care man

Re: Road to a RAW 500+ Deadlift / 300+ Bench / 400+ Squat

Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:43 pm
by MattSxvx
After taking 9 days off from the gym I am going to attempt to make it through a workout tomorrow. Probably just rack deadlifts and pressing. I will have to slowly ease squats back in. I am so stressed out and devastated by this happening I nearly want to give up.

Re: Road to a RAW 500+ Deadlift / 300+ Bench / 400+ Squat

Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:41 pm
by jamesxvx
Keep through it man. When I messed up my ankle I wanted to drop it completely, but that would be the worst decision you can make. The progress will come and you'll come back stronger than ever.

Re: Road to a RAW 500+ Deadlift / 300+ Bench / 400+ Squat

Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:48 pm
by Mini Forklift Ⓥ
I was pretty sure I commented, obviously didn't hit the 'Submit' button or something which is quite possible lol. 9-10 days off you shouldn't lose much (if any) strength, it's probable that you can just pick things up right where you left off. Also likely that the layoff did you good as I know from reading this log how hard you can push yourself.

Either way enjoy getting back into the gym, stay positive and never give up. We all encounter injuries at some point in one form or another, it's how we deal with them and move on that matters.

Re: Road to a RAW 500+ Deadlift / 300+ Bench / 400+ Squat

Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 1:16 pm
by asparagus
Hey man, how's the recovery coming along? Hope you are getting better - take care of those knees, they're important!

Re: Road to a RAW 500+ Deadlift / 300+ Bench / 400+ Squat

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:52 pm
by MattSxvx
Going well. Nailed 460 deadlift with a 3 sec lockout tonight. That is the strongest I have felt moving that much weight so far. Slowly building squats back up at the moment. Got 310 tonight. On the road back to 365+.

Re: Road to a RAW 500+ Deadlift / 300+ Bench / 400+ Squat

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:34 pm
by asparagus
Nice, glad to see you back in the saddle.

Re: Road to a RAW 500+ Deadlift / 300+ Bench / 400+ Squat

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:10 am
by MattSxvx
465 raw DL!!!!

Re: Road to a RAW 500+ Deadlift / 300+ Bench / 400+ Squat

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:50 pm
by MattSxvx
Raw DL 480 now

Re: Road to a RAW 500+ Deadlift / 300+ Bench / 400+ Squat

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:41 pm
by Mini Forklift Ⓥ
Wow, great work on your DL Matt!

Re: Road to a RAW 500+ Deadlift / 300+ Bench / 400+ Squat

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:15 pm
by mrbear666
MattSxvx wrote:Raw DL 480 now


jeez, some serious lifting there pal! :D