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» From Pec Rupture Reattachment Surgery to the Platform (Go to post)09-11-2017 @ 22:35 
Week 3..

I had my first visit to the NHS Physio at the start of week 3 which was a little premature from all the information I've read about the injury and recovery.

There wasn't much he could do for me but he gave me some gentle movements to do and said I didn't need to be in the sling all the time. He said no training at all.. but he seems pretty clueless.

About half way through this week I ditched the sling when in the house only wearing it out and about.

At the end of the week I was back in the gym on leg machines, exciting.
» From Pec Rupture Reattachment Surgery to the Platform (Go to post)09-11-2017 @ 21:39 
Week 2..

Much of the same, trying to use less pain relief but pretty much in the sling full time. Elbow really sore as well from lack of use.

Still no training, unable to drive, but started walking around more.
» From Pec Rupture Reattachment Surgery to the Platform (Go to post)09-11-2017 @ 21:20 
Week 1..

After the surgery I could barely move for best part of a week and could barely sleep! I was regretting having the surgery.. Pain was intense and I was on a lot of dihydrocodeine, paracetamol and naproxen.. Constipated and feeling s**t.

Discharge note said no ROM above 90 and use of polysling for 4 weeks for comfort. I was in the sling most of the time including when trying to sleep on my back upright on the sofa!
» From Pec Rupture Reattachment Surgery to the Platform (Go to post)09-11-2017 @ 21:11 
Post Edited: 09.11.2017 @ 21:15 PM by walker
I've not posted on here for a couple of years but I want to start this journal to document my recovery, which may assist if anyone else is unfortunate enough to suffer the same injury I'm recovering from.

Very brief history.. from a little bit of strongman to powerlifting with my last competition where I lifted equipped at the IPF Commonwealth Championship in Canada 2015.. I bombed but got a Bronze in the deadlift!! Prior to injury I wasn't squatting at all but had benched a raw PB of 160 and deadlifted a beltless 250.

After changing careers early last year I had a forced break from powerlifting and then decided it was a good idea to start playing American Football last winter at age 34! The season went well this summer but I kept picking up niggles as well as knee issues having never had any knee problems before! In our playoff quarter final, well up with only a few minutes remaining, I sacked their QB with an outstretched arm tackle... as we hit the floor my arm was hyperextended and I felt and heard a pop as both parts of my pectoral major tendons ruptured from the insertion point on the humorous!!

I was injured on 20th August and surprisingly it wasn't that painful or restrictive. After an ultrasound scan it was confirmed a full avulsion and I had surgery to reattach just over 3 weeks later on 12th September.

I'm at 8 weeks post surgery now and my recovery is going extremely well and I'm ahead of where I should be. I'll document it in separate posts. I've retired from Football after 1 season and will be returning to powerlifting when I'm able. Prognosis is 4-6 months for full strength recovery, sometimes longer.

I've read 2 logs on here from others who had the same injury and surgery:

http://www.sugdenbarbell.co.uk/forum/John-Rs-journal-of-seeya-...

http://www.sugdenbarbell.co.uk/forum/Rebuild-of-The-Bull-2400
» Did a 305kg squat with knee wraps today.... (Go to post)16-09-2015 @ 23:40 
Are you still competing GBPF?
» IPF WORLDS 2015 (Go to post)05-09-2015 @ 21:01 
kirkynick said:
What would you guess his best raw lifts being?


I honestly couldn't tell you what I would squat raw right now, so it's hard to gauge for a purely equipped lifter...
» IPF WORLDS 2015 (Go to post)05-09-2015 @ 20:59 
I think TC will beat Dean based on his All England performance. He was wearing an old, fairly loose suit and squatted 380 with ease.
» how many hours of sleep do you get? (Go to post)05-09-2015 @ 20:53 
Usually 6-7. I feel like I'm wasting the day if any more. Sometimes I do fall asleep on the sofa though!
» Powerlifting Kit Suppliers (Go to post)21-08-2015 @ 21:06 
davejsmith said:The BarLoaded Strength Sports store are introducing a new range of 13mm IPF approved powerlifting lever belts to the UK, these are made by Iron Tanks in Australia and feature the strongest and heaviest lever buckle on the market (their words), with a construction and quality comparable to that of the Inzer belt. Stock should be available in 2-3 weeks.

A deal has also been made with Metal and initially we will be bringing in a range wrist wraps, IPF approved 13mm single prong belts, socks, singlets, lifting straps and t-shirts, again stock will be available 2-3 weeks from now. We may also stock squat suits/briefs, bench shirts and deadlift suits if there is sufficient demand but these are only IPF approved until the end of 2015.

In mean time to make room for this new stock we have the non IPF approved Schiek Power Lever belts reduced to 56, with free postage and a 10% new customer discount (NEW10) these are the cheapest in the UK, limited stocks left!

http://www.barloaded.co.uk/news


Any plans to stock Titan or Inzer products?
» The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (Go to post)27-07-2015 @ 22:31 
You been asked to lift at the Roses mate?
» DrD in pursuit of bench mastery (2015) (Go to post)23-07-2015 @ 22:57 
DrD said:Birthday osteopathy session this morning. Following many many treatments they are sure I have a hinge point where most of my spine flexion occurs, and more importantly, has occurred for a long period of time. This comes from ym lower back issues and basically it has barely any movement. Thus, this part is showing signs of degenerative damage and compressive force (squat loading and deadlifting etc) is causing further compression and the discs are being hammered. Causing inflammation and muscle irritation and spasms.

Advice: never to load the spine heavily again or risk serious damage. this won't 'get better' so don't push to max weights ever again.
Roll-Eyes Roll-Eyes


Also at the weekend someone asked me if I trained legs, as the looked disproportionately small.

Unhappy


Which is worse... Not ever being able to train heavy or looking like you don't train legs??
» Bench Blokz or Repboards? (Go to post)12-07-2015 @ 21:44 
I've gone for the Repboards which came on Friday and they're great. They attach to the bar fine with the velcro loop
» Europes strongest man (Go to post)11-07-2015 @ 07:56 
It's not a sellout so you can pay on the gate
» DrD in pursuit of strength (Go to post)06-07-2015 @ 22:53 
Great lifting yesterday Dunc. First outing in kit, much more to come if you get your back sorted!

I think you should be a bench specialist though!!

I'm possibly going to try and get a total at Eggy in 3 weeks to then do the All England's where you can beat me equipped
» 800 and 900 totals in britain (Go to post)05-07-2015 @ 21:17 
Martin Brown has totalled 840 @ 100

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