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rondastarr
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lil power wrote:
are you going to see a physical therapist to see what you should/should not be doing while rehabbing the tendon?

how to you get blood flow to that area to speed some healing?


Physical Therapy was never mentioned as an option.

I am not sure how to get blood flowing to the area. I would imagine heat but everyone keeps saying ice for the inflammation.

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rondastarr
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kpsnap wrote:
rondastarr wrote:
The doctor meant no heavy lifting as in no competing if I get surgery. :(


No competing ever again if you opt for surgery? Really?

And I ALWAYS think rack pulls are harder than pulling from the floor. I can't seem to maintain proper back position while doing them.

And will Dixie really come to Gatlinburg if I do? Really truly?



The doctor said that if I continued to lift like I am now after surgery this would most likely happen again therefore it would be best if I modify my behavior... that said it's not like he is going to come to the gym and stop me :p
I am wondering if RPs were so much harder because I have weak back compared to my posterior chain, if that is possible :p
He said he would, this means you have to come *party in Gatlinburg!*yay!

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When I tore my shoulder up, I surgeon-shopped. I was very clear that I wanted no part in the surgery deal if I couldn't bench again in competition. The surgeon who did the work was very supportive of my goal to get back to the platform and followed me for a very long time post-surgery. And I have to admit that I can't raw bench near the numbers that I used to. But so far so good with the gear.

That being said, I understand the desire to play it safe as well. Tough decision for you, I imagine.

Gatlinburg! Yes, I will look into it. May have to bring my daughter. But she's darn cute.

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rondastarr
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kpsnap wrote:
When I tore my shoulder up, I surgeon-shopped. I was very clear that I wanted no part in the surgery deal if I couldn't bench again in competition. The surgeon who did the work was very supportive of my goal to get back to the platform and followed me for a very long time post-surgery. And I have to admit that I can't raw bench near the numbers that I used to. But so far so good with the gear.

That being said, I understand the desire to play it safe as well. Tough decision for you, I imagine.

Gatlinburg! Yes, I will look into it. May have to bring my daughter. But she's darn cute.


I am going to try to get though Nationals before I committ to surgery and if I do committ to surgery I am going to find a more supportive doctor who will be behind my decision to continue competing.
I am seriously thinking about doing Prolothereapy for my knee. I will have to pay for it out of pocket and probably go to Chicago to have it done. But if it helps me I am willing to go for it.

Bring your daughter to Gatlinburg. We will all have fun :)

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Snap, how old is your daughter? I have a 15 y/o and they could hang together...

Ronda, I've heard mixed review on prolotherapy, one PL guy did on his elbow tendon and just said now that it's a year later, he's finally showing some progress on his bench. He didn't do the all at once either.

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fatInIC
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I'm not an expert. I'm not an MD, but I read a fair amount of research articles. I also tend to be skeptical, and I'd be skeptical prolotherapy. I know this review is for back pain, but the punch line is that it was not effective. The reason insurance won't cover it is because there is a lack of evidence that it is effective.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/...pubmed/17443537




rondastarr wrote:
kpsnap wrote:
When I tore my shoulder up, I surgeon-shopped. I was very clear that I wanted no part in the surgery deal if I couldn't bench again in competition. The surgeon who did the work was very supportive of my goal to get back to the platform and followed me for a very long time post-surgery. And I have to admit that I can't raw bench near the numbers that I used to. But so far so good with the gear.

That being said, I understand the desire to play it safe as well. Tough decision for you, I imagine.

Gatlinburg! Yes, I will look into it. May have to bring my daughter. But she's darn cute.


I am going to try to get though Nationals before I committ to surgery and if I do committ to surgery I am going to find a more supportive doctor who will be behind my decision to continue competing.
I am seriously thinking about doing Prolothereapy for my knee. I will have to pay for it out of pocket and probably go to Chicago to have it done. But if it helps me I am willing to go for it.

Bring your daughter to Gatlinburg. We will all have fun :)

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lil power wrote:
Snap, how old is your daughter? I have a 15 y/o and they could hang together...


My daughter is 11. I'd love to see you all lift in between taking her to see schlocky tourist shit. Then again, I could throw in my own singlet.

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rondastarr
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kpsnap wrote:
lil power wrote:
Snap, how old is your daughter? I have a 15 y/o and they could hang together...


My daughter is 11. I'd love to see you all lift in between taking her to see schlocky tourist shit. Then again, I could throw in my own singlet.


We are planning on getting there on Thursday and weighing in Friday morning. Then we were going to eat and walk around, unless I have to lift on Friday, we are still not sure about that. On Saturday we know for sure Joe is lifting until about 3 or 4. Then we will look for food and walk around a bit. Plus Breakfast is a must on Sunday :)

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kpsnap
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So you have 24-hour weigh-ins? I've never experienced that luxury.

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rondastarr wrote:


Physical Therapy was never mentioned as an option.



WHAT!? This is absurd. Not that I'm biased or anything.


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rondastarr
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kpsnap wrote:
So you have 24-hour weigh-ins? I've never experienced that luxury.


Yes... I have never experienced the luxury but I am looking forward to it :)

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rondastarr
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cholulalula wrote:
rondastarr wrote:


Physical Therapy was never mentioned as an option.



WHAT!? This is absurd. Not that I'm biased or anything.




LOL!

I am really not sure how PT could help me as the best thing I could do is not bend my knee.
I am in the process of shopping new docs. Someone who will be more supportive of my goals. Perhaps they will perscribe PT :)

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rondastarr
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I am seeing a new Ortho doc on Tuesday. As for now I am starting a new Russian Peaking program to get ready for my meet in June.

Squat 1x10xBW, 1x10x45, 1x8x65, 1x8x95, 1x6x115, 1x6x135, 1x5x160, 1x3x185, 6x2x210, 1x1x225, 1x1x245

Bench press 1x10x45, 1x10x65, 1x6x95, 1x5x115, 6x3x135, 1x1x155

SLDL 1x10x45, 1x8x95, 1x8x115

I will normally have more assisstance work on the schedule but as it is Easter and I am expected at my parents house in about an hour, I cut it short.



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rondastarr
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Deadlift 1x10x135, 1x8x185, 6x3x215

GMs 1x10x45, 1x10x65, 2x10x95

had another doc tell me that I couldn't lift with out risking complete rupture of my patellar tendon... I am not ready to accept that yet. I am starting PT next week and I am going to continue to train in am attempt to get ready for the meet in June...

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rondastarr
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Squat 1x10xBW, 1x10x45, 1x8x95, 1x6x115, 1x5x135, 1x5x155, 1x5x185, 6x3x210

Bench 1x10x45, 1x10x65, 1x10x95, 1x5x115, 6x2x135, 1x1x155, 1x0x165

This program is challenging because of the amount of reps. The bench is killing me because by the time I am done with my working sets and try to do heavy singles I am worn out. In therory I should get stronger though :)

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thebruce13
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Movin some nice weight. Good luck.

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I was thinking of you last night as I was hiking. How you must be going through serious mental angst with your current predicament. And how it's so important to have a passion, something that propels you forward without abandon. I hope you can find that if PLing isn't in your future. But I agree with many people's suggestions that perhaps you should focus on your bench. Get a bench coach and become the best damn bencher out there if you can't squat and DL.

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kpsnap wrote:
I was thinking of you last night as I was hiking. How you must be going through serious mental angst with your current predicament. And how it's so important to have a passion, something that propels you forward without abandon. I hope you can find that if PLing isn't in your future. But I agree with many people's suggestions that perhaps you should focus on your bench. Get a bench coach and become the best damn bencher out there if you can't squat and DL.


where's the LIKE button?

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DixiesFinest
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lil power wrote:
kpsnap wrote:
I was thinking of you last night as I was hiking. How you must be going through serious mental angst with your current predicament. And how it's so important to have a passion, something that propels you forward without abandon. I hope you can find that if PLing isn't in your future. But I agree with many people's suggestions that perhaps you should focus on your bench. Get a bench coach and become the best damn bencher out there if you can't squat and DL.


where's the LIKE button?

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rondastarr
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I know you all like that comment, it makes alot of sence and esp. if I have surgery I will definently do bench only for awhile.... I'm just not quite ready to go there just yet. So far it is not hurting more it's just annoying...
We will see what happens as the meets gets closer the weights get heavier :)

Bench 1x10x45, 1x8x95, 1x5x115, 6x4x135

Squat 1x10xBW, 1x10x45, 1x8x95, 1x6x115, 1x5x165, 1x8x185, 6x2x210

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rondastarr
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My gym week got kind of fucked up so tonight was my middle day of my Russian Peaking program.

Deadlift 1x6x135, 1x6x155, 1x6x185, 6x4x215

That was it... out side of the fact that my hands were screaming at me.

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rondastarr
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Squat 1x10xBW, 1x8x45, 1x6x95, 1x5x115, 1x5x135, 1x5x165, 1x5x185, 6x4x210 (this completely sucked) I really didn't think I was going to be able to finish my working sets today. But I did :) Ugly-ly
Bench 1x10x45, 1x6x95, 1x5x115, 6x2x135
For some reason I felt beat before I even got to the gym, probably having to do with not taking enough time off in between work outs. I think I may take a nap now.

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Elaikases
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kpsnap wrote:
When I tore my shoulder up, I surgeon-shopped. I was very clear that I wanted no part in the surgery deal if I couldn't bench again in competition. The surgeon who did the work was very supportive of my goal to get back to the platform and followed me for a very long time post-surgery. And I have to admit that I can't raw bench near the numbers that I used to. But so far so good with the gear.

That being said, I understand the desire to play it safe as well. Tough decision for you, I imagine.

Gatlinburg! Yes, I will look into it. May have to bring my daughter. But she's darn cute.


Amen to playing it safe.

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rondastarr
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Squat 1x10xBW, 1x10x45, 1x8x95, 1x6x115, 1x6x135, 1x5x165, 1x5x185, 6x2x210
Bench 1x10x45, 1x10x95, 1x8x115, 6x5x135
The bench went better then I thought it would. Doing that many sets of that many reps at a reletively high weight for me gave me the opportunity to really work on keeping my form at I got tired and work on my leg drive. But to tell you the truth it wasn't bad at all, the very last rep was kind of a grind though. The squats were ok but I dislike how heavy 210 feels and that I need to wear a belt on my "light days" for them. On friday I have to do 6x5x210... I am not looking forward to that...

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thebruce13
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Good work on the money sets of both bench and squat.
Stay Strong

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