Broken Body=Starting over from scratch

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    Apr 10, 2008 7:52 AM GMT
    More than a few months back, I had myself a little accident... I crashed my Rhino, the 4 wheel vehicle NOT the animal, onto a sand rail at about 30mph. I almost died. So now that im almost back to moving around 100%, i need to focus on getting back in the gym and rebuilding muscle mass that i lost, which means starting from square one like a freshman in high school. with that in mind, i figured i'd turn to the good old folks here on Real Jock for some advice... any suggestions?
  • GQjock

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    Apr 10, 2008 10:57 AM GMT
    I'm assuming that there are no rehabilitative questions anymore... no more injuries to contend with?

    If not ... start out with a few weeks of core muscle exercises everyday
    core muscle are the back, abs and legs
    do a search here and online for some good workouts
    this will get your body primed to begin working for you again
    if you start headlong into a full fledged reg workout you might be in for some injuries
    then in like 3 weeks start a full body 3-5 day a week workout and judge from your past experience if you need a beginner or intermed workout regimen
    The body has great memory when it comes to exercise and you'll be back before you know it
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    Apr 10, 2008 2:11 PM GMT
    Well you've come to the right place !! LOL !!! cause here is (me) an actual "good old folk" on RJ. From experience in the results of injuries, read up on, or consult your doctor about avoiding inflamation setting in on joints, your back where there was stress/injuries in your accident. I am enduring a lot of joint pain from chronic inflamation having set in where through the course of the years I injured myself. If you adopt eating habits, taking some suppliments I hope you can avoid the pain that I go through which feels like the pains and body aches of the flue. Check this inflamation subject out because if it sets in it will greatly reduce your freedom of movement. OTHERWISE !!! GOOD LUCK AND FOLLOW GQJOCKS ADVICE AND YOU'LL REGAIN YOUR MUSCULATURE AS BEFORE !!!!
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    Apr 10, 2008 4:56 PM GMT
    I think the info here on RJ is great. I really like that they publish programs of week by week workout plans for anyone to use. The new feature of exercises demostrated on videos is fantastic. So if you have the motivation, I would think you can do quite a good job researching your info right here.

    But I will say that nothing beats having a personal trainer to work with. I say that because a personal trainer will observe you working out and notice problems that you probably would have no idea that you were having. I know my PT has. His guidance not only in doing exercises is great, but he sees problems in my execution...and I dont mean that I am just not using proper form...he sees where a muscle is not doing the job it should be and that other muscles are compensating. Then he works with me to correct the problem, so that my muscles are all doing their jobs properly.

    I highly recommend hiring a personal trainer. At 21, a PT may be too expensive for you. That is a shame. Getting started in the right direction would be so much better for your health in the long run. Maybe your insurance will cover it. Or maybe you can take the fees (gym and PT) off your taxes. I have been able to do this by getting a letter of authorization from my doctor stating that my gym and PT were necessary and per his recommendation to treat me.

    Personally, I have now come to feel that gym and PT fees should be tax deductible. Universal health insurance is great, but encouraging proper care of the body would say the country in health expenses now and as people age.
  • auryn

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    Apr 10, 2008 6:28 PM GMT
    Whatever path you take, make sure that you are getting occasional treatment massage to help your muscles heal more correctly and to help you address any pain or soft tissue matters before big problems arise. If money is an issue, go a school of massage; you can get good treatment at a low price and may even find a student that will work on you for free.

    As suggested, talk to your doctor about doing the strength building exercizes from RJ to start with. Don't over do it.