"Don't lift more than 10lbs post op, no problem." Here is a quick post op Back/ Bis workout I did just shy of 2 weeks following part 2 of 3 in J Pouch surgeries: One Arm Rows - 3 sets x 10-12 reps w/ 10lbs Pulldowns - 3 sets x 10-12 reps w/ bands (threw … Continue reading Quick and Dirty post op Back/ Bis Workout
Well that was fun! Here's how Round 2 in J Pouch Surgery went down. I thought going into this surgery forty pounds heavier and healthy would make it a breeze. That wasn't exactly the case. Having said that, today is a few days out from surgery and I am feeling pretty darn good. It had taken a … Continue reading Round 2 in J-Pouch Surgery
I turned 35 years old on 24 April, 2016. I spent that day in the hospital hooked up to an IV. Awesome. On 22 April, which was the Friday night before, I tried out some mushrooms that are supposedly anti-inflammatory. I had heard this from Dr. Weil's website. This website has a lot of content on the … Continue reading Don’t eat the mushrooms!
Now I am going to say this right off the start, I am not giving an instructional video on how to do deadlifts and yes I know how to do deadlifts with proper form. I just wanted to get that out of the way before I get comments on how to do deadlifts. I simply … Continue reading Deadlifting with a JPouch
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Anyone who weight trains regularly knows how much it sucks to miss training days. Let alone drop 40lbs from ulcerative colitis, have your colon removed and have to restart. Below is roughly how I gained it all back in just a few months and got back to where I was before things started to really fall … Continue reading Weight training following surgery with an Ileostomy
I figured I would give a bit more of a backstory of how my surgeries all went down and how I recovered, etc. for anyone interested or dealing with similar challenges. Feel free to comment or ask questions below. Pictured right is the set up after the first surgery, minus the colon (outlined in black) of … Continue reading Round 1 in J Pouch Surgery