9/17/18 - Injury Isn’t a Time for Rest
The Achilles tear is one of the most catastrophic athletics injuries to rehab. It’s long, slow, and particularly mentally grueling. You can’t bear weight for nearly a year in the process. Not many other ligament tears can rival this type of adversity during the rehabilitation phase.
We’ve had two students tear their Achilles. One playing basketball and the other on a trampoline.
In the process of both rehabilitations, we saw an increase in compliance to training and an increase in time spent around the gym. Read that again. The most debilitating soft tissue injury possible and they are in the gym early and often.
While I’m humble enough to realize that training will always be harder than not training, I won’t go so far as to help people lie to themselves. Quitting the gym because of a traumatic injury isn’t the excuse you’ve been waiting for. While almost no one will blame you for not training with a broken arm or a MCL injury, I’m not one of them. As it turns out, when you’re movement is limited because of injury it’s the most critical time to stay moving.
Complete 3 rounds for quality of:
10 Muscle Up Transitions
:30 Handstand Hold
10 Barbell Rollouts
Then, complete 3 rounds for total reps of:
:60 Max Double Unders
:60 Max Pull Ups
:60 Max Cals Bike