Message from Zyklonius B Gassem-LA in Fitness #general
Only a sprain in the ankle but was told I need 6 weeks off. Anyone have experience with a grade 2-3 ankle sprain?
R.I.C.E. every day, stay off it as long as you can
I used crutches after I got a similar level ankle sprain during a skydiving landing
@Havamal hey bro I was shoa’d yesterday... I got the boot from discord... so I’m trying to get all my severs back... can I get an invite to the heathen server?
Thanks .... didn’t realize how much I use that server until I didn’t have it/couldn’t use it.
And to make matters worse my youngest dropped my phone in some water at the park so I lost phone contacts of a ton of IE guys... double shoa
Something has it out for you.
@Havamal still haven’t gotten the link ... I wonder what’s goin on?…………
Per the osteopath I saw for an ankle sprain two years ago, soft tissue injuries actually take 3 months to fully heal. Come back to your usual activities very cautiously after six weeks. I would continue to wear at least an ace bandage until the three months are up. During the six weeks a brace with metal supports to limit mobility is a good idea.
So what I’m hearing is I’m young and dumb for jumping back so soon? As long as I’m pain free I should be okay tho right? I planed on trying 40-50% on lifts tonight to gauge
DM me and I'll reply
@peytonT Tissue isn't healed even if it doesn't hurt. You're increasing your chances of creating a recurring injury, very common with sprained ankles.
We gon’ climb it 🅱ois
So went and hit the gym and nothing hurts except when I walk in my bench setup but that’s an easy fix I’ll switch to my oly shoes and plant the heel
Went ahead and hit my prescribed deadlifts and ohp for the day cause I felt good. Will take a light days before squats to be extra safe
The lack of squat focus of my oly program took away my 315 PR low bar back squat. feelsbadman
I think I'll pick the SS program back up in conjunction with my oly program which will basically have me lifting almost every day
If you really want to get your squat up do a Smolov Jr cycle
Got me from 400 to 500 by the end
It's a hellish couple months but you'll be the best at squatting you've ever been
I'm long over my fear of squatting lol
Smolov will make you fear again haha
damn 10 sets of 3 at 85%
The hard days were the 9 rep sets for me
And just knowing that every day at the gym that squat bar is waiting for you
Was terrifying and exhilirating
Oh wait I was looking at the full smolov
so the Jr is only 3 weeks? Is that enough to see improvement?
I guess I can just pick up where the Jr left off and continue the full
That's what I ended up doing
We had to cut the full one short because of a deployment but the squat and overall body gains were unreal
Smolov is real shit.
awesome, did you gain any lean mass?
I assume you were eating a lot, looks like a lot of volume to not be eating a ton for recovery