Occam’s Protocol B:
One-set-to-failure and with at least 3 minutes between exercises.
Perform every repetition with a 5/5 cadence (5 seconds up, 5 seconds down)
7 Inclinde/Decline Bench Press (5/5)
7 Dips (5/5)
- Rest 3 Minutes -
10 Leg Press/Squat (5/5)
10 Calf Raises
Anyone have experience with medial collateral ligament injury?
- A few weeks ago, when I was coming down stairs I noticed what felt like a rubber band (on the medial side of my kneecap) rubbing across the joint. Sensation isn’t painful per se, but annoying and worrisome. Full disclosure - same knee has undergone ACL reconstruction as well as torn meniscus removal x 2) ANy insight is greatly appreciated.
I tore my MCL 5 years ago in a skiing accident, but it wasn’t a complete tear. I didn’t experience any kind of feeling like you describe though. All I really felt was pain when I put pressure on it in a rotational kind of way (like stand on one leg, knee slightly bent, and rotate upper body). Since the tear was not complete, I didn’t have surgery (unlike ACL, MCL gets blood flow and can actually heal). I imagine a complete tear could feel different though, but I would think it would still hurt. Also, I had a pretty severe trauma to tear mine. It seems weird to me that you could have a complete tear without some type of trauma to the knee. By no means an expert though. Good luck.
WOD - Pack - For Time:
10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 reps of the triplet:
Pull-up, Box jump (20-24 inch box), Sit-up
10 Pull up (10), Box jump (10), Sit up (10)
9 Pull up (3-2-1-1-1-1), Box jump (9), Sit up (9)
8 Pull up (2-1-1-1-1-1-1), Box jump (8), Sit up (8)
7 Pull up (2-1-1-1-1-1), Box jump (7), Sit up (7)
6 Pull up (2-1-1-1-1), Box jump (6), Sit up (6)
5 Pull up (2-1-1-1), Box jump (5), Sit up (5)
4 Pull up (2-1-1), Box jump (4), Sit up (4)
3 Pull up (2-1-), Box jump (3), Sit up (3)
2 Pull up (2), Box jump (2), Sit up (2)
1 Pull up (1), Box jump (1), Sit up (1)
TIME: 18:00 min flat.
Happy I managed ten pull ups in a row in the first set; upset my arms were shot for the rest of the workout. Pretty sure if I had kept it to sets of five, I would have pulled off a way better time. Regardless, I completed another Pack set.