Posts tagged: slap tear

Closing Time

After some long inner battles I decided to close the site down temporarily.. It may or may not be back, I don’t know. I just need to focus my attention on other things at the moment and realign myself to get my mind right and really tackle this weight problem I have.. In the meantime, enjoy the song.

Revamp in the works


So I decided that the current model and direction of the site wasnt what I really intended so as of now its currently being ‘rebuilt’ and revamped to something a bit different. Its not going to be what I had originally planned but something new and a bit more fresh. More informative, more content, more everything. It will take some time but I will still be updating the site every so often.

Just for shits and giggles, for those who actually view my site (not many of you but some) what would you like to see? I’d like to get some input and maybe implement your suggestions. Thanks all

Back at the gym!

Sorry for lack of updates guys, I’ve just been so busy with recovery, work, etc.. I havent had the time to update my project page.

Heres whats new!

I’ve been going regularly to therapy and was told that my recovery is ahead of schedule as strength, range of motion and healing above what was expected! This of course is very exciting news as I am able to finally workout. I can do just about any sort of exercise with low weights.

I am now debating about signing up for Tough Mudder 2011 in October in Paige Texas. I’m not sure if I will be physically ready for something like that in just a matter of months. I still have a few days before I make my final decision

More information coming soon

Recovery is going well

I am 2 weeks into my recovery and my arm is feeling amazing. The doctor stated I need to stay in the sling for four weeks which really sucks. I have trouble typing, preparing any food and doing just about anything. It can be frustrating some times but in order to get better you have to listen to your doc! But again my progress is great and I cannot wait until I’m cleared.

Take a look at my arm two weeks into recovery. The slits are very tiny as the surgery was laproscopic. These are just 2 of the slits. The shot is from top down

It definitely is difficult to keep a strict diet as without the gym and hard cardio sessions I need to really limit my intake. I’ll be back and even stronger

Under the knife, here I come!

Tuesday the day I go under the knife. Its not a major surgery and the procedure takes less than an hour but I’ve never had surgery, never been under anesthesia and never even had blood drawn. Needless to say, even though its such a minor repair I am nervous!

I am expected to be in a sling for 4 weeks :( which is probably going to suck really bad as I have to depend on my left hand to do my work for me :( After 4 weeks in the sling I apparently have to do 3-4 months of physical therapy to regain the strength. From what I heard from people who have had this done is that your shoulder will feel even stronger than before any tears. This is very comforting and exciting at the same time.

This is what I will be training for once I am able to gym again.

After therapy I will begin a new regiment that will include plyometrics, high intensity interval training, and strength training. With this new workout I expect great results towards the end of the summer. I’m not buying new clothes until after my transformation. Even though I’m coming up to a year of working out I have seen pretty good results but not near where I want to be. Baby steps, mental prep and will power will push me there.

Stay Strong!

Set backs suck!

For those who have been injured know how much they suck. The time spent away from the gym, the pain, the frustration of losing mobility, etc can really drain you mentally more so than physically. I have had some strong shoulder pains for several months now and finally decided to have it looked at. To my lack of surprise I was given news that I did not want to hear. I have something called a SLAP Tear in my right shoulder. This type of injury prevents me from performing any sort of ‘push’ exercise such as bench press and shoulder presses. The pain is pretty intense so my physicality in the gym is definitely limited.

At this time I am going through therapy with resistance bands to try to strengthen my shoulder in hopes of the tear scarring over. I’m optimistic but history says that surgery may be best. Recovery after surgery is 6 weeks in a sling and and 4-6 months before full mobility is achieved! 6 months will be tough for me so unfortunately I may have no choice but to bow out of the 100K bodybuilding challenge that I blogged about earlier, bummer!