The second issue is with my right side. As a teenager, I ripped the bone off my pelvis, where the tendons for the quadriceps attach. I was playing soccer and hyper-extended my knee kicking the ball. Rather than having a torn tendon, the bone was pulled off where it attached. Instead of screws and staples, surgery was avoided by letting the bone grow out to the fragment that the tendon was attached to. Once it had healed halfway, I reinjured it again. This means my body mechanics are slightly screwed up at the pelvis, because of this. Not only is my motion screwed up by how the tendons attach, but there is a build up of scar tissue preventing the tendons from moving across each other properly. We do several painful exercises to break up the scar tissue, so the tendons can move and be loosened up enough to allow the hip/pelvis proper movement. I will be sure to take notes on my next visit, so I can be more descriptive in these exercises.
Now, back to the training. Sunday was supposed to be a day of weights, but my brother and I went on a big run instead. Today, I was sure to do my strength training before my appointment, because nothing is more frustrating than paying $55 for the a doctors visit and then immediately screwing up what was done. I didn't do anything special, just my normal routine.
- 25 push-ups on the ground x3
- 20, 20, and 25 rep bicep curls with 20lb weights, at a slow pace
- 10, 15, and 25 rep lunges with 20lb weights in each hand, and one foot on a chair behind me
- 15 20 and 20 lateral dumbbell raises instead of overhead dumbbell press, I alternate between these
- 30, 40, and 50 reps of sit-ups