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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 […]

INTERVIEW- with Ruben Alvarez- Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu Black Belt

INTERVIEW- with Ruben Alvarez- Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu Black Belt

  Hi Ruben, introduce yourself: name, age, team, time training: Ruben Alvarez JR, 23,Fightsports, training Jiu Jitsu for 8 years. What is your biggest achievement to date? This year was winning the Mmac light weight absolute  I know you’re close friends, and coach alongside Vagner […]

INTERVIEW with Robert Drysdale Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt: Kristian Woodmansee

INTERVIEW with Robert Drysdale Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt: Kristian Woodmansee

  Like small guy Jiu Jitsu? I sure do. One of my favourite guys to watch compete is Kristian Woodmansee.   I met and trained with Kristian in Miami a few years ago. Get to know him a little better in this interview he did […]

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 2

Post op- Day 2

Day 2- Another good night of sleep. Lying around and playing Mortal Kombat must be exhausting me.. I took of my tubey grip and had a nosey at the state of my knee today. Mainly because I’m a rebel, but also because, as mentioned yesterday, […]

Post op- Day 1

Post op- Day 1

 DAY 1- I slept good. No waking in night crying out in pain or anything. I needed to pee at 5:30, but that was it. Getting on and off the loo is a challenge though. I’m very grateful I had been practicing single leg squats […]