Well, today was day one of my training and day one of dieting. Surgery to repair the rupture of my right distal biceps tendon was last Thursday. They had a bit more trouble with the surgery than originally anticipated because there was some tendon fraying. As a result they had to cut the tendon a bit shorter, and then had to pull it down to drill it into the radius. In addition to that issue, my tendon was thicker than average as a weight training individual, so they also had to trim that down in order to fit the hole that was drilled into the radius.The good news of course is that I no longer have a frayed tendon.
Last night, Sunday night, was the first night I was able to sleep in my own bed although I wasn’t able to move. The first few nights I was sleeping on a chair in the basement which wasn’t as bad as I anticipated from a comfort standpoint, but there’s nothing like your own bed. The pain has been worse than I anticipated, especially at night, but that’s what pain medication is for, lol.
Wifey is taking good care of me.
I see my orthopedic surgeon next Tuesday so I have another eight sleeps to get through and then hopefully they take the cast off and I can proceed with regular rehab. I believe they will put me in a hinge brace and gradually add range of motion every week or so.
So, as discouraging as this can be from a training standpoint I am trying to keep a positive attitude and do what I can. So today I officially started dieting even though there is minimal upper body training and as such I will lose upper body muscle, but I am still going to diet anyway so that when I am ready to train hard on my upper body I have much of the fat lost hopefully.
Today was a very basic lower body workout:
1.Power Squat machine – 5×5
2.Hip Thrusters – 2×8
3.Seated Leg Curls (toes pointed) – 3×6
4.Band-Resisted Glute Bridges – 3×12
I have to type with one hand which has made emailing very slow, but I have done this post using voice-to-text and then just had to make some edits so I’m making it work, lol.