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Getting Back To It

Monday, October 01, 2012

Last Friday I had my last visit with my physical therapist. She did some strength tests, looked at my range of mobility and tightness, asked about pain levels, brought me into the gym to do lunges with dumbbells and strength moves with a resistance band, and asked how I was feeling. I said I felt great!

We talked about the game plan to get back to the gym. She recommended I keep on the treadmill where I can control incline for a while before I start walking/jogging from my house which sits at the top of a hill. She suggested I try intervals to increase my speed slowly. At that point, I asked the question which has been burning inside me for the last EIGHT weeks.

Me: So, most of what I enjoy doing at the gym involves weights. How long before I can do weighted leg exercises?

PT: Start now. Just start slowly. So what were you doing? Like squats with the bar?

Me: Yeah.

PT: Okay so start with one or two moves so that if something flairs up, you'll know what caused it. So if you were squatting like 50lbs before....

Me: Like, 160lbs

PT: ...........okay, yeah, no. Start with 50lbs, then. hahaha.

Me: Okay. I'll just work with the bar to start.

So the appointment finished up and she told me she'll hang onto my chart for a month during which time if I have any problems, I can call her. After that, I'd have to go back to see my doctor for an appointment.

So can you guess what I was up to today?

Hey, if I can only squat 45lbs, I might as well superset it with OHPs, right?

Awesome Husband also did this move while I did normal cable curls. I named it "The Ultimate Bro".

It felt so good to be back to it and I am completely exhausted now. Here's to how I feel tomorrow!

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KATYMS 10/3/2012 11:42AM

    Awesome! Get it girl! emoticon

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    Oh I am so dang excited and happy for you!!! Back lifting and small steps with the treadmill. You will be back before you know it girl you are strong. I hope your that good sore tomorrow where u walk around reminded of all the moves u did the day before and feel the pride!!!!

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ENDUROVET 10/1/2012 6:15PM

    Great news!!! & I myself am easing back into the gym to put a few miles on ye olde flat feet to see how they hold up! (the weights look like fun though; yes I solemnly swear to get some strength training in!)


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LOWFATFOODIE 10/1/2012 3:37PM

    Go BB go!

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VERONICAVW_140 10/1/2012 1:09PM

    I work in a rehabilitation hospital. I love to see people improve each day. I am glad you are done. :)

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HOPEFULHIPPO 10/1/2012 11:09AM

    I am so happy to hear this :o) slow n steady and you'll be back at it in NO time!! emoticon

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NICKJAROSH 10/1/2012 9:35AM

    Always start back slowly. If I have learned anything it's listen to your body. How are you liking the weight lifting verse P90X?

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HOAGIE22 10/1/2012 8:46AM

  Git Er Dun!!!

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