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Athlete Journal, Entry 14: Surgery Looming
385×11 – Rep PR here
DB Band Floor Press
Bottoms Up Kettlebell Press
70×10 – possible PR here
Band Overhead Triceps Extensions
3 sets x 16 Reps
Box Squats to 14.5” Foam box
705×3 – PR to this box height
Single Leg – AFS Leg Press
Inverted Band Ham Curls
Static Holds – Hook Grip
Deep Tissue Massage (been doing this weekly last few weeks)
Overhead Tricep Press w/Sled
6 passes x 75 ft.
605×0,0,0 attempts with hook grip, but having issues
1 arm DB rows – Fairly Strict
150×30,25 ea/arm – first set is PR (no straps)
50 reps total
My left elbow is getting beyond pretty bad. It is obviously affecting any pressing movements, as I can’t even come close to locking it out without mobility work immediately prior and then keeping it extended until I grab the weight. This doesn’t alleviate the pain, it only allows me to actually move my arm, as otherwise my arm isn’t going much past 45 degrees during the day. My surgeon is out of town, but I have an appointment scheduled with him the day after he gets back in town next week.
The elbow is also affecting my grip as well.