Stuff to Read While You’re Stuck at Home Not Wearing Pants: 6/12/20
THE WEEKLY BRIEF UPDATE
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!
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SOCIAL MEDIA SHENANIGANS
It still dumbfounds me that there are health/fitness pros out there who think young kids following a basic, structured, slowly progressed strength program is causing too much harm or stunting growth (<– debunked many times).
Yet, tackle football? WHERE DO I SIGN MY KID UP!?!
— Tony Gentilcore (@tonygentilcore1) June 10, 2020
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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.
STUFF TO READ WHILE YOU’RE AT HOME NOT WEARING PANTS
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.
Slow clap goes to this article.