After 7 weeks of complete rest I have told my physical therapist that enough is enough. I can’t take anymore sitting around doing nothing. His compromise, as long as the spine remains in a neutral position I am allowed to move some weight, but no squatting or olympic lifting.
What does that leave? My shoulders, arms and back. I’m totally getting my swell on. ha! I started a lifting/cardio routine on Monday that will give me six days of ‘something’ one day of rest.
Mon-Wed-Fri I’m hitting 4 to 5 movements on my shoulders, back or arms.
Tues-Thur-Sat I’m hitting my rehab movements, pvc snatches and my bike.
While it’s not what I really want to be doing (I’d rather be competing) at least I’m doing something proactive. The funny thing is that I feel better, and my members have even commented on my new improved attitude. The much missed endorphins have returned and there’s no going back.
The way I look at is I’m taking time to hit a weakness. Being a soccer player my whole life has given me a strong lower body, leaving me with shoulders of a 10 year old girl. In 8-10 weeks I’ll have shoulders that will match the strength of my lower body. LOOK OUT!