Surgery is booked with Mr. Greg Hoy on November 19 at Glenferrie Private Hospital. So I have 3 more weeks of hardcore training left. I know what to expect this time and how the rehab will go. Should be no surprises!
However this time I'm at an advantage being able to train right up until to and including the day I go in. Unlike my left shoulder, where I competed at world masters, went on a 6 week holiday then two weeks later went in for surgery. I should not lose so much condition this time when I take the two weeks off training after the OP.
The unusual thing with this injury is that I CAN still bench... still hitting a single at 72.kg the other week, deadlifting is fine (as before) This morning pulling 170kg for a triple off 7 cm (3inch) mats. It’s squatting that is a problem. Just cannot get under a straight bar or even a cambered bar for that matter! Luckily at ESP there is a variety of SS bars I can use. But to compete I need to get under a straight bar... hence the surgery.... Anyway after getting my left shoulder done I went from a 90kg bench to a 100kg -110kg bench, so according to my theory I should come back with at least a 120kg - 130kg bench in 12 months right? :-) In time for IPF Open World in Norway.
So that's the plan...
I'll post up some ‘before’ pics - shoulder, back, bicep. I remember the most frightening thing was seeing my bicep for the first time after surgery, I thought the tendon had been cut... It was just hanging like a golf ball in stocking in the crook of my elbow, it was still asleep!