Stuff to Read While You’re Stuck at Home Not Wearing Pants: 6/12/20

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1. I’ll start with a brief #achillesgate2020 update.

It’s been a little over a week and a half since my surgery and things seem to be progressing nicely. I mean, I’m not really doing anything:

NOTE: don’t show my surgeon THIS.

But for all intents and purposes I’m doing my best to keep weight off my affected side and to not be too (too) stupid. I have zero pain, which is excellent, and the only thing that’s making me go mad is the splint & bandage around my leg. I want nothing more than to rip them off, but I am under strict orders not to touch them until I see my surgeon this coming Tuesday.

I’m hopeful he’ll take a peek and recommend I can start physical therapy as soon as possible. If not, I may have to do all I can to restrain myself from tossing my face into a brick wall.

Updates to follow!

2. Oh, hey, have you checked out my new CORE @ Home platform yet?1

It’s designed so that I can deliver workouts you can perform at home – pants optional – using minimal equipment.

You have two options:

1. Subscribe for FREE and receive one workout per week.

2. Subscribe for $29.00 and receive three workouts per week (in addition to special content).2

My hope is that it helps take the thinking out of things and keeps people more accountable to workout more consistently.

For more information go HERE.





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I’m really, really, really, REALLY trying to respect this initial two week window of healing post surgery. . I was told, and I’m paraphrasing here… . …”stay the fuck off your foot, Tony. ZERO weight bearing for two weeks.” . Well, I’m technically following orders…😉. . I gave myself three full days of couch planks (via @benbrunotraining ) AND waiting till I was a full 24 hours off pain medication before moseying over to the mat to move around a little bit. . 1️⃣ A simple hip mobility drill that covers all the bases: IR, ER, flexion, making a small part of my soul cry, everything. . 2️⃣ 3-Way Band Around Knees Hip Abductions. Bands via @acumobility . 3️⃣ Hamstring Curls off Foam Roller. . 4️⃣ Supported 1-Leg RDL (taking balance out of the equation). . 5️⃣ Same as 4, but modified for affected leg (BOOM SHAKA LAKA: still not weight bearing…😉). . Sick beats courtesy of @takeitpersonalradio . No diggidy, no doubt.

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Inequality is a Public Health Issue: 10 Examples – Kamal Patel

Competition Is Toxic For Me – Jay Ashman

I appreciated this piece from Jay.

I’m actually quite the opposite from him. I have never been the super aggressive type or overly competitive with myself in the gym. The most aggressive thing I’ll do is put on Rage Against the Machine when I deadlift.

That said, I know a lot of guys who are similar to Jay, who place a lot of pressure on themselves to adopt the “training is life or death” mentality.


Coaching Female Athletes Plyometrics: Stop Making Them Sore – Erica Suter

Slow clap goes to this article.

Excellent stuff.

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Comments for This Entry

  • LGC

    So, what caused the Achilles rupture? I mean Achilles do not explode when exposed to sunlight. What do you think you could do differently to prevent it? (lessons learned and all that).

    June 17, 2020 at 12:32 pm | Reply to this comment

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