day 2432 – garage gym

starting the new home workout program because covid situation is forcing apex to change. i still get to go in once a week, but the home workout program is tailored to a lot of technical work. it was rough on my grip and forearm because i’m not used to the diameter of the men’s barbell and a lot of the drills starts from hang position. i’m told i can use straps next time to save my forearms and get. i finally got a chance to use the plyo boxes i built a while back

day 2370 – antsy cleans

a fun gym session joined by two friends. i last olympic lifted three weeks ago because of pec strain. i was scared but i wanted to see if i was able to do light cleans without shoulder pain. i started with sixty five pounds but somehow felt okay and worked it all the way to one plate. i probably could have done one forty, but wasn’t going to risk it. we ended with some box jumps and i’m happy to report i jumped a thirty nine inch box which basically matches my personal best. now i feel a little more motivated knowing my ankle can get back into things. my previous goal was to hit a forty inch box jump, but i think a forty two may be a goal down the road

day 2312 – level up box

when i tried to test my ankle with light box jumps two weeks ago, i had ample of problems jumping into an eighteen inch box. flash forward two weeks later, i’ve leveled up and can comfortably jump onto a twenty four inch. although it’s nowhere near the thirty nine i had back then, i’ll take this as a big step because anything forward is never granted given the situation i’m in. i can’t really tell if i’m doing rehab or preparing myself for prehab

day 2303 – deterred

felt antsy and wanted to push my foot’s limit a little to see how it reacts. i did some step offs to test absorbing impact and it seemed fine. i then tried to jump onto a small box and that’s where the troubles began. i couldn’t bend very much before my foot gave in and collapsed in pain. no matter how many times i tried, i just couldn’t load my foot properly. discouraged enough, i moved onto test some squat positions and that was also concerning. narrow squat stance was painful but snatch squat stance was doable. i left pretty upset feeling no progress made with my foot

day 1475 – rehab’d out

checking out of rehab is a rewarding feeling as today marks the last of the program. i started off being very frustrated since recovery was slow and my body was reacting to movements much differently after the accident; the more agitated i got, the harder the exercise felt. over the many rehab sessions with kinesiologist, we went through a lot dynamic stretches and compound exercises to regain what i once had. been worked mighty hard where both both in strength and knowledge happened. it’s one of the most satisfying when i noticed increased jump in my game and along the way i built and broke plateaus

day 1258 – at the cage

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my legs are sore from yesterday’s workout, but also been a little too casual with the rolling and releases lately. my left knee is pretty banged up but onwards with my program regardless; hitting up a different location, but still hammering down on those same exercises. aside from the unusual tightness, i felt good and pushed through my routine with less difficulty

day 1166 – bars and boxes

DSC_2974something made me feel pretty good as i was left the gym today. maybe because my first attempts at box jumps in over a month turned out really well. i thought i’d try some easy ones just to reintroduce it to my body, but ended up matching my normal height. it wasn’t that i was pain free, but the fact the pain didn’t escalate is something i’ll gladly take. i can honestly say through the past two weeks i’ve been painstakingly patient. i hope it pays off and treats me well with recovery