College Athletes ACL reconstruction Recovery
10-23-2009 06:09 PM
NutraPlanet NinjaMonkey Rep
Still following along Pav; glad to hear the recovery is coming along well. Don't push yourself too hard and hurt something now! My roommate just went in for an MRI to see if he tore his ACL, so he might be in a similar boat.
10-23-2009 06:50 PM
thanks for following man. Good luck to your roomate....this aint a lot of fun. Im going at it hard but doing everything the PT says and nothing more. I think im ahead of schedule as far as bending goes so hopefully I will be walking and in the gym in two weeks. I cant wait to start eating and lifting again....Im a skeleton at 215!!!!
10-25-2009 01:20 PM
Knee is a little less stiff this morning. Felling better and doing more and more excercise and getting better with everything. I just dont know when its to much...def gonna talk to the PT about that. Less than two weeks until i can lift again....yes!!
10-26-2009 05:54 PM
Went to PT today. I feel like they dont understand the type of athelete i am and the PT is way to easy. I wana do more. I went on the special bike for 10 minutes which was easy. The trainer at school measured me at 110-112 today which isnt bad, but full flexion for me is around 147 which is a big jump. They want me there by six weeks so that is roughly 1.5 degrees a day until then. Im still on the cructhes and i really wana get off them...i have been walking around a bit without them with the brace. My quad is still tiny and weak, but my hammy is making progress as far as bending goes. Im gonna do some more stuff tonite and then go in the pool tommorow i think. We shall see.
10-27-2009 05:13 PM
Walked around a bunch today without the crutches!! I did my excercises as ussual in the training room, but then went in the pool and did some more stuff. I walked in the pool trying to get rid of the gate and also did a bike thing hanging onto the wall. My hamstring curls are better today and i think i have more range of motion. I did not get measured, but i think its better. We shall see tommorow. Oh and yeah i lifted today. Crappy lift but the first one back. I was 221 with my shoes, sweathirt and brace....so down about 30.
INCLINE MACHINE PRESS 40-20 50-15 60-10 70-6
TRICEP EXTENSION 90-15 100-15 110-15 120-15
MACHINE OVERHEAD PRESS 30-10 40-15 50-15 60-15
FLY MACHINE 25-15 40-15 55-15
NECK MACHINE 30-10 40-10 50-10
MACHINE SHOULDER RAISE 40-10 50-15 60-15
10-27-2009 05:21 PM
NutraPlanet NinjaMonkey Rep
Sounding good. Keep up the progress It might not help you, but my roommate ended up just having a bone contusion, and is free from surgery. A bit of PT, but otherwise he was a happy guy.
10-27-2009 06:03 PM
Thanks man...yeah i just feel like my PT is not pushing me hard enough and treating me like just some 90 year old knee reconstruction pateint.
Bone bruising is the worst part of my knee injury actually as far as pain goes. You should really be able to walk after tearing ure acl fine but i couldnt cuz i had huge bone bruising. Its real painful...good luck to ure roomate..after two weeks he should be back to 90 percent and after 5-6 a hundred perecnt.
10-27-2009 09:47 PM
Day 20 Measurements
Everything is Crazy smaller
R foreram flexed 14.0
L foreram flexed 13.25
L calve flexed 16 10/16
R calve flexed 16.0 swollen
R thigh just above knee seated 18 2/16
L leg quad flex 24 11/16
R leg quad same spot 22.25
R bicep flexed 16 5/16
L bicep flexed 16.0
Chest 43 6/16 not flexed
These measurements are terrible. My biceps both shrunk an inch and i dont even wana get started on my quads.....
10-28-2009 08:57 PM
Went to PT today and increased the degree on the bike. However they only measured me at 108 which kinda sucks as on day 19 i was at about 110-112. Its okay though...making progress everyday. I officailly got rid of the cructhes today and damn is my leg sore. My achiles and calf are so sore. After PT in the afternoon I went back at nite and went on the seated stationary bike and rode it a bit with the seat high at 9. No resistance...just fifiteen minutes. Ive been doing my excercises at nite time to and i think im getting a little bit of my quad back.
I am going to do back tommorow in the gym and am hoping there will be some way i can do some pull ups. My shoulders are very sore from yesterday and my left shoulder is especially sore. Have been eating a bit more and will start protein shakes tommorow so well see where the weight is at.
10-29-2009 03:52 PM
Day 22 Rehab, Bike, Back, Abs, Neck 219.1
Measured me today at 108-110. Really need to work on loosening my outer hip. Went to the gym and did back before i did my PT stuff and also neck. I am gonna go back after dinner and do the bike and abs and PT stuff again. I am able to go up stairs no problem so far but cant go down them with the good leg yet. I finally got a weight today without shoes or sweatshirt on and it is terrible and thats with the brace on. I have 23 pounds that need to be gained. I also feel like i look soft...my deit is gonna be as healthy as it can now be with the cafeteria. I had 44 grams of supplemental protein today and will do that again tommorow annd then the 88 the next day!!! May add in oatmeal again with breakfast.
T-BAR ROW 45-10 90-10 115-10 125-5 (1:30)
PULL UPS 5 6 7 (1:30)
PULL OVER 110-15 140-15 170-10 (1:30)
CLOSE GRIP PULL DOWN 85-10 115-10 145-10 (1:30)
4 WAY NECK MACHINE 40-10 50-10 60-10
This workout sucked as all my numbers are down so much and i was only able to do four back excercises and soft body bodybuilding ones at that. Did however get a pump which felt real good. Im gonna add creatine and glutamine tommorow until i take the 1-t on day 42. I will not load the creatine.
10-30-2009 09:59 PM
Day 23 Rehab bike 218.8
Im really pissed about the weight....I have been eating more but it didnt go up so i need to eat even more. Its prob cuz i increased my intake yet at the same time went from lieing in bed to working on my knee four hours a day. I went down stairs today for the first time and worked on locked my leg out at the top of going up stairs. My leg is feeling better. I did about ten minutes on the horizontal bike and then went on the uprite for ten with some resistance. I went back to do the same thing after my first dinner but only did five minutes cause i had to leave early. The trainers added a band excercise for locking my leg out. Walking is getting better and my gait is going away....just gotta get my leg muscles back and upper body. Tommorow im gonna do rehab neck, abs and thats it and then sunday some biceps. I had the seat at nine today on the upright bike and wana lower it tommorow.
I got measured however at about 120 today which is awesome. Just need to get to 147. Its a slow process but gonna get back to 240 and deisel in no time hopefully. My back and arms are kinda sore from yesterday though. Gonna eat some eggs now and then do some PT abs and sleep and then do it again tommorow and hopefully add more bike and resistance.....
10-31-2009 11:51 PM
Day 24 Rehab, Neck, Abs
Weighed in this morning and was real light. I went on the bike for twenty minutes this morning with some resistance and did the four way neck before our game. I stood for like three hours today and my knee is real sore. I didnt do as much pt stuff as i have been doing because it was tight. I have however been going up stairs better and got cleared to drive today....Tommoroww will be biceps and bike and a lot of rehab and hopefully some time for homework..............
11-01-2009 12:40 AM
Just ordered a knee supplement off of custom capsule that i made!! Gonna use that for twelve weeks and see how it makes me feel....some cissus, msm, chondroiton and glucosamine.
11-01-2009 05:27 PM
Day 25 221.6 Rehab, Bike, Abs
Went on the bike for twenty before and increased the resistance a bit. I am happy to see the weight over 220 so now only about 20 more pounds to go. I feel that last time i was 240+ i was quite soft. I really wana put emphasis on eating healthy and NEVER cheating with sweets or crap. Im hoping to be up to about 225ish in two+ weeks when i start 1-t.
However i lifted biceps today and boy was it sh#tty for the first time back to arms. My arms are not used to the beating or hypertophy. I also have been taking 3 ibuprofen in the morning and at nite which may be killing my lifts. Im gonna stop taking that in lou of my custom capsule joint support i made.
CABLE CURL 12.5-20 17.5-20 20-15 25-15
PRACHER BARB CURL 45-15 50-15 55-15 55-8 DROP 45-10
ZOTTOMAN DB CURL 20-20 22.5-11 20-10 20-10
4 PART WALL CURL 10-40
FOREARM CURL 75-20 75-20 75-20
An overall terrible lift with terrible numbers...Im gonna do neck tommorow and a lot of abs and maybe more bike and some abs tonite after dinner. My butt hurts so bad sitting on the bike though...so uncomfortable
11-01-2009 10:33 PM
Did the bike for another 20 and a tiny bit of abs. I think my knee blew up a bit and was kinda hurting on the way back on the outside bottom of my knee cap. Im really trying to get my gait back but my leg doesnt have the snap my other one has when i walk. I am not gonna do any PT stuff tonite but just rest and ice and i took ibuprofen and some fish oil. Tommorow is physical therapy and neck and abs. My right hip flexor has been kinda sore and crappy lately probablly because my hamstring really doesnt work. Tuesday will be chest as im giving the full week to get to 100 percent after the first workout and im gonna do flat bench and take some NO xplode. Hopefully it isnt complelty embarrassing......
11-02-2009 09:36 PM
Day 26 Abs, Bike, PT
Weighed in today a little less than yesterday so doubled up at dinner. PT was okay today and they measured me at 122 degrees which they said was real good. However i still can really lock my leg out on step ups. My PT is a really nice lady but she knows no where near as much as my team back home.
My biceps today are hella sore from yesterday. Tommorow im gonna do neck, chest, tris and shoulders and bench and hope my shoulder and pec dont bother me. I took ibuprofen tonite but will not tommorow. Im gonna start some NO xplode tommorow and hope my custom capsules come in soon. Im still sleeping with the cryocuff thing on. I just hope my chest workout tommrow is not to embarassing. Two weeks from wed ill be starting the 1-T!!
11-03-2009 08:41 PM
Day 27 Neck, PT, Bike, Chest, Tris, Shoulders 224.3 little bloated
I must preface this workout with the fact my 5 rep bench is down 90 pounds and i have absolutly no muscular endurance. I did the bike for liek 12 minutes today and then my a## really started to hurt and my good hamstring started getting tight. I then did my pt stuff and did the stick for the first time and went a little harder on hamstring curls. Now my middle mid hammy is sore when i walk and feels pretty ****. I hope its no pull but just aggarvation from the stick. I hope it feels much better tommorow. We shall see. My knee is feeling abit better i think but my quad is still tiny. I mayy not use the cryocuff tonite as i am running low on ice.
Doing the bike today my good hamstring got real tight. I had the bike a notch lower which was good i guess. I took no xplode for the first time today and again as usual three to four hours later my head feels like absolute crap.
BENCH PRESS (3-5) 135-12 175-12 205-6 205-4 200-5 195-5 155-10 145-7
MACHINE OVERHEAD PRESS 50-10 70-10 80-9 90-5
TRICEP EXTENSION 100-15 120-15 130-15 140-10 DROP (1:00)
SIDE RAISES 10-10 12.5-10 15-10 15-9 (1:00)
4 WAY NECK 60 70 80
I hope my strength rebounds fast because that sucked and was terrible. Hopefully im real sore tommorow in a good way and my hamstring feels better. I do not need another obstacle in my way especially now that i need to progress
11-05-2009 10:28 AM
Day 28 PT
Went to Pt today...went on the bike did my excercises and then added 20 sec leg balance, light leg press and calve raises on the leg press machine. I will do the same thing on day 29 and will do back, abs and probably not neck as its pretty sore. All of my time has been consumed eating, doing PT and school and i have been doing a lot of eating. I havent added oatmeal in the morning but i may soon enough....prob tommorow.
I have received a log of the new ragnorak and wil move my log there soon
11-05-2009 04:16 PM
ACL reconstruction. Brings back memories. I had a great therapist. He was was an all-star running back for Ohio State. He blew out both knee's, and was no longer able to play. He pushed me, and I had a hella fast recovery.
11-05-2009 06:30 PM
yeah ive been going as hard as i possibly can. my knee feels good, but boy does my hamstring hurt
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