Little Simons Dadbod And Ruptured Achilles Recovery

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  1. Little Simon

    Little Simon Competitor

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    Man oh man, it's been a while...

    So those on social media will know I ruptured my right achilles 11 weeks ago. It was a partial rupture, but there isn't much difference between a partial and full, recovery is still 3 months plus.

    For those who haven't seen it:



    To add to that my first born son arrived 3 weeks later while I was in a cast with two crutches.

    My weight has ballooned to 295lb / 21st

    So I started cyclic keto diet by Lyle McDonald and limped into the gym for a fullish body session.

    To a round of applause from the gym family may I add :lol:

    Bench

    bar x 20
    60kg x10
    100kg 2x10
    100kg x6

    Rack pulls

    Bar x10
    60kg x10
    100kg x10
    140kg x6

    Shrugs

    60kg 3x8

    Shoulder press

    Bar x10
    60kg 2x8

    Hammer strength plate loaded lat machine

    40kg per side 3x10

    Done!

    Being a spit n sawdust gym I had to really watch my footing walking around much less when performing movements.

    I've got one hell of a limp and my achilles has all the flexibility of an iron rod...

    Hopefully back in the gym Friday for a "depletion" type workout, all rep stuff, low amounts of rest, I wanted to do more today but ran out of time as everyone wanted to catch up about my injury and my new born.

    Good to be back :)
     
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  2. Getbig25

    Getbig25 Top Contributor

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    Why you doing rack pulls you nutter haha.
    Good vid though, sucks for an injury!
    Tried peptides?
     
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  3. JANIKvonD

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    congrats on the arrival of the new born mate, & welcome back to the gainz

    x2 on the peptides, give TB500 a read up on
     
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    wooooooooo hes back... sort of... good to see you up and hobbling about mate... I would agree with the bros mate peptides but know youre a lifetime natty :D would add in cissus, msm, glucosamine and chondroitin (all natty supps btw)...
     
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  5. smartin

    smartin No im not "don" check my IP. Top Contributor

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    Gees uz.... i ruptured mine completely 8 years ago when my son was 8weeks! ....... right one too lol.

    Its a horrendous time , caring and trying to fkn balance at the same time.

    Best of luck dude and remember to stretch the hell out of your calve during rehab or it will end up close to your knee!:)
     
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    Great to see you back posting mate.

    Congrats on the little one.
     
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    Congratulations and good luck with the recovery fella, make the most of the little guy guy not doing much for now....
     
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    Cheers gents,

    Had totally forgotten about supps all this time. May have to get some Cissus, I don't do the whole injecting malarkey but I have to be honest, I came pretty close to purchasing some GH.

    Couldn't really justify the spending with little man being born.

    Anyway diet going well, 9lb off, as you'd expect when you start at 295
    Carb load day today, protein remains the same, fats reduced (I can't believe I'm typing this, I sound like a bodybuilder :lol:)

    Depletion workout at the gym, high reps, low rest periods where I could, got gym family members trying to catch up with me constantly.

    Bench, Close grip bench, Rack pulls, shrugs, seated press, hammer strength rows, bicep curls

    For those who haven't seen me sprog

    1475828224749.jpg

    Onwards and upwards
     
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    Enjoyed my carb load yesterday, first time I've ever done a calculated carb up.

    In the past it's just been "eat a fuckton day"
    I hit 670g C, 135g F, 216 G

    Was short on the carbs but it's all good. Probably don't really need a carb load but I'm trying to follow the diet as closely as possible.

    +3lb this morning to 20st 9lb off the back of it.
     
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    Another full body session this morning, 90 secs between movements, 60 secs between sets.

    Little man only gave me 3 hours sleep so it was a tiring one.

    Bench
    CGBP
    Rack pulls
    Shrugs
    Behind the neck seated press
    Hammer strength row
    Hammer strength curls

    Achilles mobility improving each day just from general use. Still nowhere near a single leg calf raise but that's to be expected.

    I still have a prominent limp. Physio starts on Thursday, imagine that, 12.5 weeks after injury.

    Honestly, if it wasn't for my own hard work my mobility would be terrible.

    I still have to be careful though, apparently re-rupture is most common during the first 4 weeks of walking without the boot and crutches.

    I think that's largely dependent on the severity of the initial rupture.

    Anyways, more dieting stuff until my next session on Friday.

    Onwards and Upwards
     
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    2lb loss this week.

    Depletion work out this morning, 3 to 4sets of 10 to 15 reps - 60 seconds rest

    Bench
    Leg extensions
    Viking press (couldn't be arsed to set set up seated barbell press)
    Tricep extensions - rope
    Hammer strength row
    Dips
    Curls

    Enjoying these sessions to be honest, nice change up from worrying about hitting percentages etc

    Takes me back to how I used to train when I first started out.

    Had first physio appointment yesterday for my Achilles, they just assigned all the stuff I've been doing since week 7, it's 13 weeks today.

    Apparently I'm pretty advanced, they wanted to put me in a group session at first then realised no point.

    Onwards and Upwards
     
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  12. smartin

    smartin No im not "don" check my IP. Top Contributor

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    What state is your calf in right now mate, meaning muscle loss?,

    Cool pic of your wee lad , a new born red YNWA :thumb:
     
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    Good to see you back buddy, good luck with the recovery
     
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    Cheers buddy, he's an awesome little character.

    Atrophy hasn't been too bad, just calf is weak as piss.

    Injured Achilles on left, good one on the right, difference is minimal

    1476655230685.jpg

    Actual Achilles looks different though, grows back thicker after a rupture, looks like a candle from behind.
     
  15. smartin

    smartin No im not "don" check my IP. Top Contributor

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    You have been lucky man.....dont see much of a difference at all.

    Rehab is painfully slow though mate, not a lot of blood circulates around the achilles. My scar looks like they opened me with a broken bottle and hasnt faded much at all, after 8 years!

    Care to share your little un,s name ? ,
     
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