A HUGE lesson I’ve learned from tearing my achilles heel is that I must ‘adapt and overcome’
At the three week mark I was given the blessing to start working out again. The only restriction was NO weight on my left foot. The worst thing that could happen would be putting weight on my leg and re-tearing my achilles. I’m 4 weeks into the recovery process, the last thing I want to do is start over.
Instead I’m learning how to modify countless movements. When I first sat down to think about what I could do it was all body weight movements or shoulder presses. The more I thought about it and experimenting I’ve realized theres no reason I have to be so restricted. My new ‘left leg’ when lifting is a 16″ box with an abmat. I can lean on my knee, still use my hip power opening up a whole lot more options for working out.
Today’s wod is a good example:
KB Snatch right @26lbs
KB Snatch – left
Weighted situp w/25lbs