The real road to recovery....
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I've been given bits to do by the physio, and I'm well on the road to recovery now but by the looks of things (Now I'm actually recovering and not pissing about!) I won't be lifting for at least 2-3 months yet.
It turned out that I've torn ligaments of the sacro-iliac joint (ligaments connecting spine to pelvis) so now I've got a proper diagnosis I know what to do and how to go about it.
My routine is mainly swimming 2-3 times a week, and every other day I'm in the gym doing core-stability work on a swiss-ball, and for all you non-believers out there...CLINICAL PILATES DOES WORK!
It's helped me with my posture and I've learnt how to control my lower abdomen very well now so I can use it to support my lower back.
Also as part of my routine, at the end of my gym sessions I'm on the cross trainer starting on 20 minutes, and adding 1 minute each session on a very low intensity.
I'm going back to the physio for a review in a couple of weeks, and she'll give me some more exercises to do.
This time out from training has made me realise how badly I want to get back into it and how much I want to be up there with the big boys. I've got my goals all set out and I know exactly how I'm going to aspire to be the biggest, strongest lad in my gym, and I WILL reach that goal no matter how long it takes me.
So here's a plan of how I hope things will progress for me:
Stay pain free for 2 weeks and continue with exercises given to me until I see the physio nextDONE!
2)Every other day, complete the clinical pilates exercises (5 of them on the swiss ball now!), 20 minutes low intensity on the cross trainer, and 10 minutes on the bike
3)See physio in 3-4 weeks time
4)Get back from injury at 100% and take before photos
5)Start back lightly for a week or 2 to let my body re-adjust to the weight training
6)Commence bulking diet and training heavy again
7)A few months into training, take after photos to see the true power of muscle memory!
8)Paint a fence and wax the floor
9)Make some more plans when I get here!
Let's see how I get on, eh?