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Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by UdeGarami, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. UdeGarami

    UdeGarami Blue Belt

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    So, I've been unable to lift for a month due to speculative tendinitis and 2 nasty weeks of school work.

    Prior to that I was lifting 3x a week and had just made a push for my workout set from 290-300 5x5 on bench when I started having issues.

    Today is my first available day back, and I already can tell that I'm weaker. Should I start aim for 80% of where I was and slowly build? Or just try to do what I can? for my whole workout?
     
  2. milano

    milano I am the Walrus

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    Deload.

    When you say lifting, do you mean benching?
     
  3. yocan

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    my thought if you were messed up by benching to go to deadlifting like a motherfucker.
     
  4. UdeGarami

    UdeGarami Blue Belt

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    lifting, I mean overall, bench, squat, curls, dls, etc. I just mentioned bench cause that's what sparked my problem, but now that I'm rested I wanna get my strength back.

    The person I saw about my injury just gave me a time frame to take off, ice and rest. But as a general practice physician didn't have a clue about rebuilding.
     
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    try 65% of your lifts for 5,5 just to see how that feels, go from there.
     
  6. Justice 4 All

    Justice 4 All Brown Belt

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    Where did you have the tendinitis?
     
  7. UdeGarami

    UdeGarami Blue Belt

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    In my triceps :(, 2 days after working out in both arms. I was told that since this was the first time I had problems if took time off and made sure to ice and get enough rest between routines that i could prevent it from becoming chronic.
     
  8. flak

    flak Guest

    Okay, so maybe you should be extra careful about push exercises for a few weeks. Maybe do less volume and lighter poundages (relative to your pull exercises and squat exercises) with push exercises.
     

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