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Jiu Jitsu feature- intro: part 1

Jiu Jitsu feature- intro: part 1

One of my goals I set myself was to make a mini BJJ movie featuring the guys I train with at Fightworx Academy in Torquay. I’ve finally finished collating and editing the footage which has left me with a 5:30 min long feature entitled: intro […]

Post op- Week 9 & 10 summary

Post op- Week 9 & 10 summary

Achievements:  Mastered going down stairs! No click when walking upstairs anymore Can do 90 degree squats in sets of 20 at workout style speed Scar tissue catching massively reduced- maybe once a day? I feel normal- in terms of day to day living. Set- backs: […]

Post op- Week 7 & 8 summary

Post op- Week 7 & 8 summary

Achievements: Almost total lack of pain/ache Walking with no limp and at a faster, less hesitant pace Proper workouts- 30mins on bike, then kettlebell circuits Catching/clicking when walking up stairs reduced. Set- backs: Scar tissue catching on front of knee causes pain and temporary loss […]

Post op- Week 5 summary

Post op- Week 5 summary

Achievements: Walking without brace Maintaining control of swelling  Consistently with new exercises Got back to driving Can walk up and down stairs without looking special Set- backs: Very stiff without morning bike session to loosen knee Knee hangs take a while to sink into. And […]

Post op- Week 4 summary

Post op- Week 4 summary

Achievements: Consistent workouts Massive limp is now a small limp Impressed the physio with progress Set- backs: Diet has slipped a little More movement= more walking= increased swelling Ache and painful reoccurring twinge in left quad Not been consistent with knee hang exercises, so full […]

Post op- Week 3 summary

Post op- Week 3 summary

Week 3 Achievements: 130 degree flexion Short walk into town (woohoo!) Maintained a healthy diet. Feeling goooood Off painkillers Set-backs: Increased amount of aching and stiffness when waking Increased swelling after days of increased movement Week 3 goals analysis: Use bike regularly Maintain consistency with […]

Post op- Day 6

Post op- Day 6

Day 6 Another day of improvements. My ROM has increased yet again and I’ve managed to carry out all my usual exercises painlessly. So in terms of rehabbing, another successful day. But, another boring day. This has literally been my view: So… bored.. I’m not […]

Post op- Day 4

Post op- Day 4

Day 4- Woke up at 5am. Not in pain or anything, but that was the time my body decided to wake up, and I was wiiiide awake.  Not much to report today, other than I’ve stopped taking painkillers. I figured I’m not actually in “pain” […]

SWOT Test in BJJ

SWOT Test in BJJ

I’ve just nabbed this off the UK BJJ Underground Forum. Richard, the guy who runs the BJJ website/blog Attack The Back uses this, with the guidance of his coach, Gary Davies at Somerset Jiu Jitsu Alliance, to help self evaluate his Jiu Jitsu. I’m a massive believer […]

Post op- Day 3

Post op- Day 3

Day 3-    Pretty impressed that this gammy leg hasn’t interrupted my sleeping. I’ve been taking some co-codamol before bed, and not had to take anything else until late morning so far. Today I’ve had some Ibuprofen at 11am, and that’s it (it’s…. just gone […]