I have had a bad pain in my chest / sternum, and a severe case of tendonitis in my left elbow for the past 6 months and am now at a point that I can "stop drop and roll." In order to keep myself from creating any further damage. This is my log of that journey back to full strength using USP Labs SuperCissusRx. Updates may not be as often as other logs because you can only report so much on recovery every day, however I will continue to post in this throughout my recovery which according to the doctor could be up to a year for some of my issues.
Last week I went to the doc to verify my elbow issue was tendonitis and not a bruised bone, it is tendonitis so that is good to know. I can work around it somewhat, and with the SuperCissusRx I should be able to do so without losing muscle in the effected areas.
While I was there, I also had them x-ray my chest where I thought I had a rib out of place throughout my prep. Well it turns out I tore my pec, or dislocated my rib and have damaged the soft connective tissue that holds the rib in the small socket of the sternum some time at the beginning of the contest prep. Doc said I could go do an MRI but it is definitely one of those two situations and the treatment is exactly the same. Go easy on it until it heals. Healing could take anywhere from 6-12 months.
So I have been taking a megadose of SuperCissusRx for almost a week now to get some healing going on before I start a bulking cycle. The joints are starting to feel better not just my elbow but my knees and other areas that were not the focus. The elbow feels great but I am giving it a few more weeks before I REALLY start pounding at it again. Right now everything is at a 15 rep weight. I am slowing down the reos to get more TUT so on second or third set I am even failing before 15 but never using enough weight to really stress the elbow joint. I think within the next week or two I should notice a good bit of difference in my elbow but I have to remember that SCRx has analgesic and antiinflamitory characteristics so it will mask pain and make me think I am healed before I am. So I have to stick with my plan of weight progression in order to avoid slowingmy by overloading the soft tissue before it has healed significantly. This is a very important part of the process or you may only maintain at your current level of joint/soft tissue health in stead of allowing yourself to totally heal. Remember that if you are just starting this stuff and get the Oh Wow It doesn't hurt anymore I am gonna tear it up at the gym mentality. You are delaying the actual healing process do not let initial the lack of pain fool you into damaging yourself further if you already have an issue you are trying to correct.
Now if you are using it as preventative maintenance then tear it up all day and all night! Your connective tissue should be like 10,000 lb airplane cables with this stuff.
I am taking my SCRx at the equivalent to 8 caps a day. My first dose is 2 grams of SCRx bulk powder this is first thing in the morning with my , Jack3d, and , then I go to the gym. I use the bulk powder to get it into my system a little faster before my workout being that there is no cap to dissolve. I finish my workout and immediately take my second dose of AP and 2 more caps of SCRx, then 2 SCRx at 4rth meal and finally 2 more with 6th meal.
It looks like this.
Daily doseage schedule:
Wake - 2 grams Bulk SCRx powder, 2 ReCreate, and 1
Post workout 2 Caps SCRx, 1 Anabolic Pump 15 minutes later PWO meal.
Between Meals 2-3: 2 ReCreate
Meal 4: 15 minutes Prior 2 SCRx, and 1 AP
Meal 6: 15 minutes prior 2 SCRx caps
So far so good I will post back up in a few days as the SCRx has more time to do it's thing.