After Injury Training

by Timothy M
(Lubbock, TX USA)

Question: Can i obtain my previous fitness level quicker than i lost it, after a hard injury?


**28 y/o - off & on for 10 years after joining the military at 18. on my own now for about 2 years.

**5'11 - 175/180lbs - 16-18% BF - average/normal body type - not muscular or fat. 10 weeks ago I was 165 lbs and about 12%BF

**3-4 times a week - 30/45 min day - '3D movement' exercises *picking up and carrying heavy objects (punching bags, etc), flipping tires, pushing cars in neutral, etc*

**I keep my exercises random - one day carrying heavy objects 50 yards at a time, or flipping tires, or pushing my car, or running with my dog... I have no schedule or ruitine, I just find something to do to wear me out, when I have time.

**I hope to return to my previous fitness level much faster than I lost it. Although, I cannot lift heavily because of a recent injury to my wrist/hand.

supplements:
1 cap acai berry
1 cap *Reveal Accelerator
On days I work out - I take drink weigh protein (1 serv) and a post workout shake.

**I have a tendancy to skip breakfast except for large glass of milk (I know is bad), eat a light lunch (grilled chicken burrito, or whole grain sandwhich), and then I tend to binge on whatever is for dinner... whatever it may be. I know my nutrition needs to change.

**Reaching my previous fitness level after quickly falling out of shape, due to injury

**supplements are not necessary, but are they more helpful or hurtful?

**About 10 weeks ago I broke my wrist bone, and my 5th metacarpal (or whatever - the little bone in the base of my hand) -- anyway, After getting permission from my doc to begin lifting (lightly) again, I am wondering if it will take the same 10 weeks to reach my previous fitness level, as it took falling out of shape without lifting.

Basically I stayed eating the same as when I was lifting (without lifting of course), and have gained enough weight to see the difference easily - maybe 10 lbs (and none of it muscle)...

So, can i obtain my previous fitness level quicker than it took to lose it?

(Was 5'11 - 28 years - 165lbs - around 12% BF)
(Now 175/180 lbs - and probably around 16 - 18% BF)
.... These are guesstimates

I can lift lightly with my right wrist, so I am using "3D movement" based exercises. Picking up and carrying heavy objects (punching bags, etc), flipping tires, pushing cars in neutral, etc etc.


Answer:

"Can i obtain my previous fitness level quicker than i lost it, after a hard injury?"

Short answer, no.

Reach full recovery before doing any strenuous exercises.

While your body is healing, use walking as a means of exercise until you're fully recovered.

The last thing you want, is to experience permanent damage... So play it safe.

"Supplements are not necessary, but are they more helpful or hurtful?"

It really depends on the supplement. Most supplements do more harm than good, because of all the poor ingredients used.

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