ZachPSU

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  1. Theres no time like a Monday fresh off of a week when you are looking to make a change. You can do it!
  2. Yes, this sort of PT helps us all look good! Glad you had a good one, and good luck with the progression you are tracking in the chinup thread.
  3. Okay, time for a weekly-ish review. STRENGTH: 2x BW Deadlift for 1x5. Deadlift 245 1x5. I changed this because I actually did the math and, with my current progression, even if I don't miss a lift ( adding 10 lbs per DL, DLing 2xweekly, I will top out at 255 by challenge end. Current BW is around 165, so thats a decent mark off of 2x BW. Set new goal at 245, that gives me wiggle room to have one bad deadlift day where I don't hit my mark. DEXTERITY: Pain with resisted tricep extension reduced to 0/10. (Resting pain is currently 0/10, passive stretching pain would be about a 2/10. Active it's about a 3/10, with a hangover around 2/10 for 30 mins or so after activity). - For now I'd say this is improving. I've made more progress from simply resting it than doing any low load eccentric work, but I have been doing some work on it every few days. Pain is probably currently a 0/10 rest, 1/10 passive stretch, and 1/10 active extension. CONSTITUTION: Get the diet back on track. I ate like garbage the past 10 days or so stressing about the exam and now coming off of the exam. I haven't flown off the rails, but I've slipped some. Let myself enjoy some takeout with the family, and last night ate sushi and brownies and ice cream with some other family to celebrate the passing of the boards. Making good choices for late night snacking for the most part. Could've had seconds on brownie and ice cream last night but went with hot tea instead. INTELLIGENCE: TBD, might need some remediation here if I didn't pass boards. Just giving myself green here for no other reason than to bask in the glory of passing boards. Not assigning anything new here. WISDOM: I will knock off items from the giant to-do list (picture incoming), at least one item per day. - Been destroying this to-do- list. Did a big one over the past 2 days in shampoo the carpets. Had my parents in town to watch my toddler and then wife and I moved all the furniture room by room and did the floors. CHARISMA: Get a fucking job! This doesn't just hinge on passing boards. Even if I didn't pass, I need to get something out of the field to get some income. We cannot go another 3 months on one income. -- Okay, buckling down here now. Got a few applications out this week, going to put a few more out as soon as possible. It's not a fantastic market right now in my area, but it should be rebounding soon. It's mostly per diem work being posted right now which is frustrating but better than nothing. I just hate the unknown with it, that I don't know until that morning where I might be working. I like establishing a connection to my patients, not just being a sub. We will see what happens but right now cash is cash.
  4. Hello Rebels, As the name implies, some of these goals will depend on some news I will receive in a week or two. Anyone following along knows my entire last challenge pretty much hinged on passing my boards for licensure as a DPT. I sat for boards on 7/29 and holy hell did that test suck. Felt like jumping headfirst into a wood chipper. 250 questions ranging from arbitrary practically erradicated illnesses (Smallpox) to parameters down to the frequency and amplitude for modalities nobody really uses in clinics in most cases (ultrasound, for example). So, in essence, I shot my shot and it definitely wasn't a 'swish'. The ball is coming off the backboard, and it might bounce in, or it might bounce out. Retakes for boards are in 3 months, but hopefully that doesn't matter and I get the good news here in a week or so that I passed. I will throw a big fucking party in a post if I pass. Talked to a bunch of my classmates afterwards, most of them younger and smarter than me, and certainly all of them had better sleep leading up to it (courtesy of being a young 20-something without 2 small children crammed into your COVID confined household). Just about everyone feels like it sucked, but the test is designed to just beat you down, so, it remains to be seen. Thankfully I have a giant fucking list of projects around the house that has accumulated to keep me busy and avoiding dwelling on some of the questions that really stumped me, or looking up answers to them and then being miserable about it. STRENGTH: 2x BW Deadlift for 1x5. DEXTERITY: Pain with resisted tricep extension reduced to 0/10. (Resting pain is currently 0/10, passive stretching pain would be about a 2/10. Active it's about a 3/10, with a hangover around 2/10 for 30 mins or so after activity). CONSTITUTION: Get the diet back on track. I ate like garbage the past 10 days or so stressing about the exam and now coming off of the exam. INTELLIGENCE: TBD, might need some remediation here if I didn't pass boards. WISDOM: I will knock off items from the giant to-do list (picture incoming), at least one item per day. CHARISMA: Get a fucking job! This doesn't just hinge on passing boards. Even if I didn't pass, I need to get something out of the field to get some income. We cannot go another 3 months on one income. May the force be with us all! Good vibes appreciated for boards results!