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by Eric308
June 9th, 2019, 4:16 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Total Quadriceps Tendon Rupture rehab....
Replies: 32
Views: 15828

Re: Total Quadriceps Tendon Rupture rehab....

Jonzach....gravity is your friend....try sitting on a bench or some allowing you legs to dangle. Do some ROM up and down, but start slowly. Another thing that really helped my ROM was sitting on one of those Shwinn Airdyne old timey bikes. Start slow with the seat high enough to do a few revolutions...
by Eric308
May 21st, 2019, 6:44 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Total Quadriceps Tendon Rupture rehab....
Replies: 32
Views: 15828

Re: Total Quadriceps Tendon Rupture rehab....

Jonozach...your recovery protocol sounds archaic...I was at the physio 10 days post surgery and got to 90 ROM in 3 weeks. I was just in one of the Donnjoys from post surgery on. They removed it for physio obviously. I've never even heard of a hard cast application. Don't mean to get you down. All yo...
by Eric308
April 29th, 2019, 6:51 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Total Quadriceps Tendon Rupture rehab....
Replies: 32
Views: 15828

Re: Total Quadriceps Tendon Rupture rehab....

Parky...do you speak from experience? Maybe the Squirrel does not have access to an erg in his home. No driving allowed...this injury is no walk in the park. Worst one I ever had including Vietnam.
by Eric308
April 24th, 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Total Quadriceps Tendon Rupture rehab....
Replies: 32
Views: 15828

Re: Total Quadriceps Tendon Rupture rehab....

Greetings myopic squirrel....another Total Quad Rupture survivor here. I tore mine on 2/14/13 (you never forget)...I was 67 at the time and in good physical shape. I slipped on ice on a raised gas station island...crawled to my car and actually drove home about 5 miles. I got out of the car (stupid ...
by Eric308
May 17th, 2017, 6:48 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Summer vacation - what does one do
Replies: 14
Views: 2091

Re: Summer vacation - what does one do

I pretty much just F when I'm on vacation.
by Eric308
February 13th, 2017, 6:24 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New Here
Replies: 13
Views: 2447

Re: New Here

What's your ROM in both your knees? I'm 71 and have had two total replacements and a total quad tendon rupture (much harder rehab than replacements). I only have about a 110 degree ROM which severely limits my slide. I can barely do 3/4, thus increasing my SPM. I hover right around 33-34 for a 2K, b...
by Eric308
December 27th, 2016, 2:54 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Quadriceps Tear Recovery
Replies: 5
Views: 1889

Re: Quadriceps Tear Recovery

CRK...I also am a "survivor" of a total quad rupture. I posted awhile back as seen above. I'll be four years post surgery in February, and am doing fine. I started rowing about the same time after surgery as you. It's the only cardio I've ever done for the last 20 years as I've had a knee replacemen...
by Eric308
November 19th, 2016, 4:13 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Adjusting to erg with a new limited ROM...
Replies: 1
Views: 1351

Adjusting to erg with a new limited ROM...

Anybody out there with knee replacements or whatever that don't allow for a full slide? I'm about 105 degrees both knees and can do maybe a 3/4 at best. This increases stroke rate...I find now on a 2K to achieve anywhere near a respectable time I'm at about 34spm. Just trying to get some guidance wo...
by Eric308
November 19th, 2016, 4:08 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Music for the erg
Replies: 20
Views: 3077

Re: Music for the erg

I like kind of an alternative mix...Modest Mouse, Interpol, Kurt Vile, War on Drugs, Wilco, Pavement, Eels, Broken Social Scene, Tragically Hip, Traffic, Aaron Copland :D
by Eric308
October 28th, 2016, 8:11 am
Forum: Training
Topic: how fast would my 2k be?
Replies: 15
Views: 2359

Re: how fast would my 2k be?

Just go join the rowing club. You need to diversify and there is nothing better than the C2. You may not even like it at first. I commonly have guys half my age (71) plop down next to me and pull a quick 500m and are spent in less than two minutes. The key is to learn proper technique and then get i...
by Eric308
September 10th, 2016, 6:51 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Question on weight training
Replies: 5
Views: 2289

Re: Question on weight training

Nick...good job! I'm 71 and do approximately the same weight training program. I also do a some "pec deck" exercises...you know, kind of like a "fly" machine. The only cardio I can do is the C2 as I've had two knee replacements (opposite knees) and a horrible quad tendon rupture a couple of years ag...
by Eric308
September 10th, 2016, 4:38 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Umbilical hernia surgery recovery...
Replies: 0
Views: 1355

Umbilical hernia surgery recovery...

Anyone had this done? I'm probably overdue and would appreciate some feedback on what to expect. Please inform as to what type surgery you had..i.e. laparoscopic or regular. Thanks to all.
by Eric308
July 31st, 2016, 5:45 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Cancer Recovery
Replies: 6
Views: 2403

Re: Cancer Recovery

Another prostate cancer survivor here. I was diagnosed in '02....Gleason of 8. I had zero symptoms and had been rowing and feeling fit. Doctor did a PSA during a routine physical and it came back around 4 which he determined to be a "grey" area. Had the tissue/core biopsy...(wow, did that hurt) and ...
by Eric308
March 22nd, 2016, 6:47 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: geriatric aspects of resistance
Replies: 14
Views: 3519

Re: geriatric aspects of resistance

my 2 cents on this topic... Bob, not only may you have the body of a younger man but your mind and communication skills seem consistent with this as well. I'm an aging researcher and in our labs we use the term 'bio-age' rather than 'chronological age'. Bio age refers to how healthy your body is an...
by Eric308
February 27th, 2016, 5:06 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Best wishes to those rowing this weekend in Boston
Replies: 30
Views: 2502

Re: Best wishes to those rowing this weekend in Boston

Best wishes to Andy Benko...Senior HW.....starts at 11:45 heat 11, erg 6....hope he breaks 6:00