Whoops! There goes another month!
Tuesday marks 3 months since my shoulder surgery - 3 months! Tomorrow I have my 3rd post op review with Mr Hoy. it will be interesting to hear what he thinks of my progress and perhaps some explanation for the dull ache in my shoulder, the flicking sensation and shooting pain in the front deltoid when my arm moves across the front of my body.
For me, if not for being a lifter I'd be quite happy with the range of motion, but i need more to get comfortably under the bar to squat. I'm almost there. Looking in the mirror I can still see significant muscle loss on the left and my traps are not symmetric. In fact the left side (operation side) is higher than the right and this contributes feeling uncomfortable under the squat bar. My left arm, bicep and tricep, and latissimus are all quite weak. :-(
I'm box squatting raw using the safety squat bar with about 65kg max and doing 5x5. I'm not allowing myself to put on a squat suit until I can squat with the straight bar - that will be the reward.
I'm am permitted to bench the bar (20kg) - woo-hoo! I tried benching 30kg and it hurt too much - this is going to be a long road back.
Deadlfits - raw and no belt I'm pulling 80kg easily for 8 reps. This will be a matter of conditioning the shoulder, so the physio has suggested higher reps rather then more weight.
There you have it, my 3 main lifts are back in my core training regime, but I'm feeling that Nationals, which is only 5 months away, is really out of the question. Straight to World Masters? And my last hope of the year will be the Matti Tikka in November up in Sydney.
In the meantime I'm still trying hard to get down to 63kg. The keyword being trying.... Currently sitting at 65.5kg and somewhat stagnant. Now you might say its only 2.5kg to lose and that isnt very much. That well and fine for the fatties but when its the last couple of kilo's it doesnt want to budge... To that end I've bought myself a crosstrainer. Lets be serious here, I'm never gonna take up running again so.... cardio on the crosstrainer here I come.
Hmmm Some assembly required