hwrdfrnd Posted January 2, 2015 Report Share Posted January 2, 2015 Hey all, So I have been on these boards a while and decided that maybe a challenge would be a good way to structure my current goals. Backstory: I started my fitness journey in March of 2014. I started with P90X3 and before too long decided to buy a oly weight set and rack off craigslist instead. I really enjoy lifting, but I went too hard too fast with piss poor form and hurt my left shoulder on the bench press. After a couple of times re aggravating my shoulder over the last year I decided to force myself to take time off and heal and a 6 week challenge sounds like a good way to do that in a structured manner. Main Quest: Recuperate so I can get back to learning to do fun stuff on the rings. I actually feel good almost enough now, but I'm not falling into that trap again! Goal 1: Heat & Massage(+2 wis, +1 con)I will heat and massage until I can do so 100% pain free and to a minimum of 3 weeks at least twice a day. Goal 2: Recuperate(+1 wis, +2 con)I will stay away from weights and rings and push ups and dips and all that other stuff until the end of this challenge, even though I really want to get back into it, like really really Goal 3: Slow and Steady(+2 str, +2 wis)Once I feel 100% ready, not "close enough" or "just a little tender" I'll start doing PT exercises on a theraband, ROM exercises and the like, and very slowly add in dumbbell eccentric phase work with low weights and high reps( I've done a lot of reading lately that suggests eccentric phase work is looking very promising for tendinopathies) Side Quest: Stay Motivated(+2 wis, +2 int)When I have a structured routine and can feel myself progressing, I found keeping to a strict diet and healthy lifestyle quite easy, hell I could live on chicken/steak and broccoli every single day and be fine with it. Being sidelined though It has become very difficult to pass up all the vending machines at work and keep my water intake up. So I'm going to try my bestest to keep on track with diet, water and smoking and stay away from all the processed, chocolate coated fatty num-nums. 1 Quote Hwrdfrnd - Goblin AdventurerSTR 0 | DEX 0 | STA 0 | CON 0 | WIS 0 | CHA 0Current Challenge Link to comment
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