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  1. #41
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    Today:

    Left hand: 5 X 16 bent over rows, 20#. I know, I know, but gotta go light to keep the right arm from firing.
    5 X 9 hammer curls, 20#, the last rep supinated.
    All with blue FatGripz

    Right hand: hammer curl, no weight, knife hand, upper arm against wall: 1 x 22, 4 x 16.

    Limited ROM--can't flex more than 15 degrees above horizontal--but have pretty much full extension. Now have about 135 degrees rotation in wrist. There is now the appearance of a right bicep, if you squint.

    Walking 3-5 miles daily, mostly outside.

    Big dog, long race.
    Last edited by Papa; 12-07-2019 at 09:56 AM.
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  2. #42
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    Today:

    1. LH bent rows, 5 x 16 @ 25#
    2. RH: hammer curls, no weight, 1 x32, 5 x16 (tried holding just a fatgrip, but that was surprisingly uncomfortable).
    3. LH hammer curls, 5 x 10, 20#, last rep supinated
    4. Added: squats, 5 X 16, with a 25# dumbbell in left hand, extended down between the knees.

    Walk later, shooting for 4.5 miles
    Warrior for the working day.

    Es una cosa muy seria. --Robert Capa

    "...I ride the range in a Ford V8...Yippy Yi Yo Ki Yay." --Johnny Mercer

    "What cannot be remedied must be endured."

    280. And a wakeup.

  3. #43
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    I'm on the therapy go round as well.

    I'm about a month and a half removed from blowing out my Achilles, but am healing up nicely. My PT doctor can't believe it was a full rupture when considering where I'm at currently. Apparently the things my leg is letting me do shouldn't be possible yet. Then again, I've always been a fast healer. And sitting around the house is getting old fast. I need to get back to my crew.

    Stay positive and keep up the good work.

  4. #44
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    All I can say is stay fit . Fitness drives recovery.

    Quick story. Close to home and recent.

    Mom is 70. Lots of folks in walkers at that age. Mom? She walks 10.5 miles a d climbs 80 flights of steps..... every damn day, and has for years ( I gave up doing Fitbit challenges with her 2 years ago because I’m still working lol).

    Recently an iron deficiency caused a couple of scans, which morphed into surgery this week.

    Result, she lost about a foot of small intestine, and a mass near the spleen. Should be devastating for her right? Nope.

    Fast forward to the day after surgery, she makes a lap of the ward ( not at her normal pace, but unassisted) , and does for steps of stairs three times , physical therapist says “ you’ve got this, you don’t need my help.

    Surgeon come to visit 28 hrs post surgery and states “ you’re the most recovered patient I can remember”

    Moms just happy she can have a cup of coffee.

    Rewind about 10 years...... we are skiing in Colorado ( I think I posted on this ). Mom takes a fall and shattered the blade on one side and the ball of the shoulder on the other. We were lucky ( and I spent serious man cred giving gives of equipment I was testing and using every bit of “help a warrior out” I could .... and would do so again in a heartbeat). But we get the orthopedic surgeon for the US Ski team to piece her back together ( she probably has more titanium up In her than the blackbird).

    Fast forward three months post surgery...... she has full range of motion and is swimming laps in the pool ( Olympic size at the fitness center)


    Fit increases recovery, reduces down time, increases resilience to injury and pain.

    The downside of this??? I can never be a whiny bitch about an injury around my mom ( and I’m blessed to still have her)

    Stay fit friends. It makes ALL it the difference.... and it was a chance to brag on my mom ( who was bitching the hospital today that the tv was on cnn and not fox).

    Plans for 10 days from now? Driving with me ( and all the immediate family ) 350 miles to go shoot craps and play blackjack at the casino..... go mom!

    Stay fit, I crackle like Saran Wrap every morning, but stay fit, it’s the difference between shooting dice and a walker/ hovaround
    NEVER CONFUSE GETTING LUCKY WITH GOOD TACTICS (unless you are at the bar)

    I'm not in the business of Losing

    A stab to the taint beats most of the mystical bullshit, most of the time

  5. #45
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    ^^ Amen, great story!

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    Quote Originally Posted by coastalcop View Post
    All I can say is stay fit . Fitness drives recovery.

    Quick story. Close to home and recent.

    Mom is 70. Lots of folks in walkers at that age. Mom? She walks 10.5 miles a d climbs 80 flights of steps..... every damn day, and has for years ( I gave up doing Fitbit challenges with her 2 years ago because I’m still working lol).

    Recently an iron deficiency caused a couple of scans, which morphed into surgery this week.

    Result, she lost about a foot of small intestine, and a mass near the spleen. Should be devastating for her right? Nope.

    Fast forward to the day after surgery, she makes a lap of the ward ( not at her normal pace, but unassisted) , and does for steps of stairs three times , physical therapist says “ you’ve got this, you don’t need my help.

    Surgeon come to visit 28 hrs post surgery and states “ you’re the most recovered patient I can remember”

    Moms just happy she can have a cup of coffee.

    Rewind about 10 years...... we are skiing in Colorado ( I think I posted on this ). Mom takes a fall and shattered the blade on one side and the ball of the shoulder on the other. We were lucky ( and I spent serious man cred giving gives of equipment I was testing and using every bit of “help a warrior out” I could .... and would do so again in a heartbeat). But we get the orthopedic surgeon for the US Ski team to piece her back together ( she probably has more titanium up In her than the blackbird).

    Fast forward three months post surgery...... she has full range of motion and is swimming laps in the pool ( Olympic size at the fitness center)


    Fit increases recovery, reduces down time, increases resilience to injury and pain.

    The downside of this??? I can never be a whiny bitch about an injury around my mom ( and I’m blessed to still have her)

    Stay fit friends. It makes ALL it the difference.... and it was a chance to brag on my mom ( who was bitching the hospital today that the tv was on cnn and not fox).

    Plans for 10 days from now? Driving with me ( and all the immediate family ) 350 miles to go shoot craps and play blackjack at the casino..... go mom!

    Stay fit, I crackle like Saran Wrap every morning, but stay fit, it’s the difference between shooting dice and a walker/ hovaround
    Now that is one tough gal, and a hard act to follow. I'm guessing not a whole lot of sympathy for skinned knees and such.

    And serious walking is seriously underrated for its benefits to cardio and bone density.

    My meager contributions today:

    LH hammer curls 5 x 13 @ 20#, last rep supinated
    RH knife hand curls, no weight, 1 X 52, 5 X 22
    LH bent over rows, 16 x 5 @ 35#
    Squats, 35# dumbbell left hand, 5 X 16 @ 35#

    And I was able to do some RH mousing yesterday. Can't type RH yet.

    "Hang it up/And see what tomorrow brings..."
    Warrior for the working day.

    Es una cosa muy seria. --Robert Capa

    "...I ride the range in a Ford V8...Yippy Yi Yo Ki Yay." --Johnny Mercer

    "What cannot be remedied must be endured."

    280. And a wakeup.

  7. #47
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    Today:

    Walk 5 1/2 miles. Ran maybe 2-300 yds, just to keep the dogs interested
    LH hammer curls 5 X 7 @ 25#, 7 @ 35#, last rep of each set supinated
    LH bentover rows 2 X 21 @ 35#, 2 X 16 @ 35#, 1 x 20 @ 35#
    Squats, 35# dumbbell LH, 5 X 20 @ 35# (ears ringing on those--very strange)
    RH hammer curls: 12 oz can of pop, 5 X 10
    Raised the seat cushion so I can type with both hands, after a fashion.

    Had a couple days off because of an infected nail bed, left thumb. Grotesque. Walkin clinic would not lance it, so after a couple of days of antibiotics and other shite, I did.

    May take a solo field trip tomorrow, if I can remember how to drive...
    Warrior for the working day.

    Es una cosa muy seria. --Robert Capa

    "...I ride the range in a Ford V8...Yippy Yi Yo Ki Yay." --Johnny Mercer

    "What cannot be remedied must be endured."

    280. And a wakeup.

  8. #48
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    Awesome!!!!!


    Keep it up brother!
    NEVER CONFUSE GETTING LUCKY WITH GOOD TACTICS (unless you are at the bar)

    I'm not in the business of Losing

    A stab to the taint beats most of the mystical bullshit, most of the time

  9. #49
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    Really enjoying reading your progress, Papa. Keep it up...
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    Keep after it boss
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