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post #44626 of 57262
I rehabbed a SLAP tear and tendinosis for 18 months. 6 months of doing nothing but cardio, 6 months of just resistance bands and soup cans, 6 months of light "pump" work, then finally back to full training. With corticosteroid shots at each 6 month interval.
My other option was exploratory surgery though.
Moral: sometimes rehab takes a long ass time.
post #44627 of 57262
Good to know you got through the slap tear. I'm on phase 3 of that plan (did my cardio and resistance bands at the same time) and I'm still doing light(er) work but it still gets sore.

Any advice?
post #44628 of 57262
Rest.
The main thing is you said no to surgery. I feel like that would have been the biggest mistake if is gone through with that.
The pump work helped a lot. Just strengthening the tenders and filling the muscles with that good blood. And don't rush. I feel like I could have gone back to training sooner but I wouldn't have ever gotten back to 100%.
post #44629 of 57262
How do you know you're ok? Things feel ok until I move wrong and then they hurt again and I back off
post #44630 of 57262

I am unable to understand.. Can you explain it clearly?

post #44631 of 57262
Like, I'm working my way back up to capacity and things will feel fine until I move the wrong way and it twinges.
post #44632 of 57262
Man you can really put down some food without getting fat when doing rep scheme of 12-20 as opposed to the 2-12 that I was doing in powerlifting. Slowly increasing calories and it's had to go up a ton to get me on 1 lb a week again. Also all the extra work I'm getting in while BMXing too.

SLAP tear: I've written out overhead barbell press because of this shit. Some shoulder girdles just can't handle that ROM. I tried to ignore it for the first year of training and ended up tweaking my shoulder all the time, now my shoulders feel amazing and I get more growth from dumbell presses anyways.
post #44633 of 57262
I only do any kind of overhead work maybe once a month now. Always last and always for reps.
Incline presses and laterals are enough for shoulders anyway.
post #44634 of 57262
For me it's more deadlifts and pull up negatives that bother me. Though I've worked my way back up to bw pull-ups with close grip. Db Incline presses feel better than db bench too
post #44635 of 57262

Just got my new training program.

Like I've said before, next meet is not until Oct/Nov so it's a long building season until then.

 

The first 4 weeks are Norwegian style "mengdeträning" (volume training).

 

5 full body training sessions a week, with squats 3x a week, bench 4x, deadlifts 3x + a whole bunch of accessory work.

Lots of supersets, drop sets, grip variations, tempo modulations, etc, also for the compounds. Ton of volume, looks like 30 sets a session on average.

Overall, it seems to be pretty close to the training that was used in the "Norwegian Frequency Project" study.

 

Pretty psyched about it, apart from that I think its gonna be a lot of puke-y feels.

post #44636 of 57262
Christ, you better eat.
post #44637 of 57262
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Originally Posted by Coldsnap View Post

Christ, you better eat.

 

Yup.

 

Weight's been stable at 190 the last two weeks with 3500 calories a day.

Bumping that up to 3600-3700 tomorrow. 

600g of carbs a day :nodding: 

post #44638 of 57262
RHET NYC brahs, considering visiting with my girlfriend in the next couple months over a weekend to check out some neighborhoods we'd possibly be living in if I were to go to school at Columbia or NYU Stern. What neighborhoods should I check out in terms of where would be a good place to live, close enough to campus, some night life stuff, etc.

Also considering checking out Boston and Philly.
post #44639 of 57262
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Originally Posted by conceptionist View Post

5 full body training sessions a week, with squats 3x a week, bench 4x, deadlifts 3x + a whole bunch of accessory work.
Lots of supersets, drop sets, grip variations, tempo modulations, etc, also for the compounds. Ton of volume, looks like 30 sets a session on average.
Overall, it seems to be pretty close to the training that was used in the "Norwegian Frequency Project" study.

Pretty psyched about it, apart from that I think its gonna be a lot of puke-y feels.

I feel like this is pretty much how most weightlifters (olympic) train, myself included. Almost every single day I'm pressing, pulling, and using my legs. It can be super tough, but honestly I think if you want to get strong and jacked and you can learn to push through the rough times, frequent full body workouts will give some great results.

If you're not used to it, that sort of training will be absolutely brutal for a couple weeks/months. But eventually you'll be able to push big weight even if you "feel" fatigued. A lot of times on my third day straight of training, just loading the plates on the bar feels so damn heavy, but then when I get ready for a some reps, grip the bar, and set myself, my body gets into a different mode and just does what it needs to do.
post #44640 of 57262
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Originally Posted by speedy4500 View Post

I feel like this is pretty much how most weightlifters (olympic) train, myself included. Almost every single day I'm pressing, pulling, and using my legs. It can be super tough, but honestly I think if you want to get strong and jacked and you can learn to push through the rough times, frequent full body workouts will give some great results.

If you're not used to it, that sort of training will be absolutely brutal for a couple weeks/months. But eventually you'll be able to push big weight even if you "feel" fatigued. A lot of times on my third day straight of training, just loading the plates on the bar feels so damn heavy, but then when I get ready for a some reps, grip the bar, and set myself, my body gets into a different mode and just does what it needs to do.

Thanks for the input.

Its interesting you say it looks like weightlifting training. Like I said earlier, many Eastern European countries have their powerlifters train like this (high frequency, full body, mostly movements not muscle groups) as they're rooted in weghtlifting, while US powerlifting programs work muscle groups and split the movements over different days, since powerlifting there is rooted in bodybuilding culture.

Both work, of course, its just a slightly different approach.

Also, this "norwegian volume training" was developed by Norways national powerlifting coach Dietmar Wolf, who previously was Germany's national weightlifting coach.

The norwegian powerlifters used to train 3x a week but then he came along, and thought they could apply weightlifting principles to powerlifting. So he had them train 6x a week instead with squat, bench and deadlift every session. Turned out to be very effective and the result is that "Frequency Project" study.

So yeah, it def has similarities to weightlifting programs.

I'm decently accustomed to it, been running 3 fullbody + 1 upper a week for 8 weeks with success, but this is def one step more demanding.
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