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Athlete Journal, Entry 33: Rehab, Week Three
Finishing up my third week of rehab post injury from the December 1st meet. I am continuing with my beta testing USP Labs new patented anabolic Versa-1. As I noted last week, my recovery from this injury has been coming along at record pace. In addition to the improved recovery, I also noted the leaning effect it was having on me and how I had bumped my calorie intake up significantly to maintain my weight. Over this last week I decided to just run with it and let the leaning effect take place. I simply returned my diet back to what would be its normal maintenance level. I have dropped a couple pounds of weight but just the difference in one week can even be seen on my videos as I’m looking leaner than the prior week.
Hook Grip Hold 405x40s, 1:07s +8s
Bench Press – Feet in air
95+200 Chain x 10
135+200 Chain x8
185+200 Chain x5
225+200 Chain x5,5,5,5,5 (Only hit 3 reps total last week!)
Hook Grip Hold 1:06s -1s
Hook Grip Hold 405x40s, 40s -27s
BW Squats 3×10
Stallions (see video)
585×8 Could have done more but lights were changing colors on me so time to rack.
Goblet Squat w/Band on Knees
These were tough but really happy I could do these with this level of weight. I may be working on retooling my squat a bit as I come back from this experience. I think these will help.
Hook Grip Hold 405x 1:10s, 40s +3s
Hook Grip Hold 405x 40s, 50s
53lb Bell x 10/side
95lb Barbell x 5,5
125lb Barbell x 3
Bent Over Rows
Hook Grip hold
Thought about dropping weight then realized I was being entirely stupid at this point in recovery and dropped it entirely.
Circuit x 4 Times
Kettlebell Face Pulls 12-20 reps
Grappler Side-to-Side 12-20 reps
Band assisted Pullups 12-20 reps