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Old 09-15-2011, 09:16 AM   #11
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I tore my acl, mcl and both meniscus in my right knee. I benched with my leg in a chair for the first month or so. Eventually got where I could put it on the ground. I had to do wall squats on a ball and stretch while everyone else was hitting squat Pr's. Difficult when you have to start over from scratch, but I did it. Squatted 700lbs in a set of briefs, wraps, and belt 7months after surgery.

I also finished the game that I tore my knee in. Blew it out in the 1st half. Played the entire game and didn't give up a sack( did have 3 holding penalties though).
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Old 09-15-2011, 09:34 AM   #12
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Bet that made front squats fun.
I can't really front squat well to begin with. My hands are in a different zip code than my shoulders.
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Old 09-15-2011, 09:35 AM   #13
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Difficult when you have to start over from scratch, but I did it. Squatted 700lbs in a set of briefs, wraps, and belt 7months after surgery.

I also finished the game that I tore my knee in. Blew it out in the 1st half. Played the entire game and didn't give up a sack( did have 3 holding penalties though).
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Old 09-15-2011, 09:35 AM   #14
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I know what you mean. Lol...
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Front Squats....i feel them more in my shoulders then legs if that tells you anything
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Old 09-15-2011, 09:38 AM   #16
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I ended up switching to zercher squats for 2 months because my shoulders & elbows were bitching at me from back squats. Hit a PR of 345x3 on partial zerchers though. I think I've even got that on video somewhere.
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Three herniated discs, nerve damage (displacement and bunching), and a 65% disability rating. Sometimes I'd experience total paralysis from the waist down, couldn't even wiggle my toes much less try to walk. My wife used to have to roll me on my side and bring me a pot to piss in.

I don't see this as an excuse to not squat, I see it as the reason I NEED TO SQUAT!

Since including an exercise program that includes weight lifting and a focus on squatting, my life has improved dramatically.
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A strain/pulled muscle along the left collarbone area, never x-rayed so it could have been anything; didn't think it would ever let up, but took around a year to ease-off...deadlifted, squatted, zerchered, KB'd and OHP'd through it.
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And I often lift with chafing between my wickets. I'm big, I sweat. I chaff.
Talcum powder, Lanacane anti-chafing gel (as used by runners) or wear cycling shorts.
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