We had a very busy weekend here at the Forza Powerlifting Club home. Between taking the little man out and the usual home items, I didn't have much time to train. Last night I attempted a squat training session, but their was no gas left in the tank. I started warming up as usual. I even included some military presses to start the workout.
Military Press: 45/10/10, 75/10/10/10-Loaded up 135, but it was a horrible attempt, and I am not counting it in the session
Squat: 135/10/10, 225/5, 315/1-That is it, a whole rep at 315
Good Mornings: 135/5/5/5
Barbell Shoulder Shrugs: 135/10/10, 225/10/10/10
Green Band Upright Rows: 15/15/15
I am going to take this week as a deload week. In my last training session, I hit 445 for 7 in the squat. Last night 315 felt like a ton. With the little man being sick the past week, sleep has been pretty much few and far between. My meet is about 7 weeks away. I still have plenty of time to get back on track and implement a strong 6 week cycle before hitting my openers the week before.
Getting back to my tricep surgery, two years ago today I had my appointment with who would become my orthopedic surgeon. It was a long few minutes in the waiting room. My arm was not really sore, but I had a huge bump at the top of where my right tricep should have been attached. My arm was not really swollen, and I actually slept well the night before.
Dr. Raymond walked in and immediately asked me how I was feeling. I told him I was feeling pretty good, and not really that sore. I told him what happened as he was examining my right wrist and arm. I told him I went to the urgent care the night before, and that my x-rays came back negative. That was the best news of the day. He put his thumb right above the point of my elbow, gave a little pressure, and without any hesitation said I ruptured my right tricep tendon. He also said that the bump at the top of my arm was my tricep muscle that tore and rolled up my arm. I was not that black and blue. There was some discoloration, but nothing like when I broke my right pinky in high school. That little break caused my whole arm up to my elbow to turn black and blue.
I asked Dr. Raymond how he knew that my tendon was ruptured. He took my thumb, and placed it above my left elbow. He then placed my thumb above my right elbow, and I could feel a hole. He said the tendon should be attached there. He scheduled me for surgery the next morning. I also went to get and MRI done after I left his office. He just wanted to make sure my tendon was indeed ruptured.
I went to have my MRI done, and within twenty minutes of completion, I was officially scheduled for surgery. I received a call from the outpatient surgery office, and finalized what I could and could not do 24 hours before surgery. For the first time in my life, I was scheduled for surgery.
Dr. Infurna is an active powerlifter and thrower. He has recently shifted his focus to training for Triathlon races. His next race is the Rochester Sprint Triathlon at the end of August, 2019.