progression

Post op 10 months (almost)

Post op 10 months (almost)

Achievements:  Training with a knee brace Rolling at 80% Stronger leg strength- able to balance and attempt passing standing with more force Set- backs: Knee still feels stiff first thing (and prior to warming up) Makes squelchy noises when I try to walk on my […]

Post op- Weeks 23-27

Post op- Weeks 23-27

You can tell I’m back at work. I’ve not blogged in 5 weeks, and I’ve not even realised I’ve not blogged. Ha. This’ll be interesting.. Achievements:  Further kneeling improvement (through stretching) Carrying out some light stand up drills at training (not completing any throws) Set- […]

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 11 & 12 summary

Post op- Week 11 & 12 summary

Achievements:  Continued reduction in stiffness A more equal weight distribution when squatting Set- backs: Noticeable twinge when turning on stairs (pivoting) Still can’t kneel.. Week 9/10 goals analysis: Start to do some more dynamic movements! Incorporate lunges into workouts Go for a paddleboard to help […]

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 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 […]

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 […]