A year since having knee surgery I’m starting to really trust my knee and safely move weight. Today’s programming kicked off with a 1 rep max back squat. I typically head into these days with the ‘I’ll let my knee guide me’ attitude and today was no different.
The last time we maxed our back squat I stopped at 165lbs because I could feel it pulling in my knee. Needless to say today the 165lbs felt great. I slowly crept past it just waiting for my knee to act up.
The only thing keeping me from getting 245lbs was my chest leaning forward. I felt it go forward on the decent, and knew I had to give it one more go.
I picked it up, hit the hole and headed out of the bottom PAIN FREE!!!! and with a 20lbs PR! I’ll take it!
It just showed me that while I’ve slowly been chipping at trusting my knee I’ve also been getting stronger. I feel more encouraged than ever to keep chipping.