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« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2010, 07:46:31 am »
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Haha that will do for sure! :strong:

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« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2010, 08:27:10 pm »
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nice man major respect for you

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« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2010, 04:11:55 am »
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Welcome back here too! :D
Thanks for the kind words and the shoutout over youtube!
Now let's get to work!!!  :headbang:
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« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2010, 06:01:12 am »
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DUUUUUUUUUUUUDEEEEEEEEE

ENZO IS FLYIN.




i knew you'd be back, just didn't know when.. but i didn't expect that kind of comeback LOL.. ridiculous.

those dunks were better than any i've seen you do.. well maybe a few from way back were just as good, but these had some serious aggression/passion behind them, so ya these are the best i've seen you do :P

i love it man! big respect to you for getting everything back on track.

i woke up not wanting to dunk today, but i feel like trying to destroy a rim now hahah.




my yotube comment:

"this video is amazing.. i bow to you.. you are jumping higher than before, look even stronger/more in shape.

raptor mentioned bounds, but remember, keep it simple and don't do any dumb advanced stuff.. whatever you've been doing has been working great..

im seriously impressed.

thanks for the shoutout too..

peace man, really looking forward to your next video."







peace!@$$@!%!@

a lot of replies!
I don't know where to begin from guys!

thanks for the kind words andrew. I've been on a rollercoaster, emotionally speaking, for quite a long time now, overthinking about what I had to do with my knee, staying madly focused on every little message from my body, going mad each and everytime some weird shit happened...when they told me I could play, something in my head switched on.

Bottom line is: I wanted it so bad. It was all about mind over matter for me. And if my mind was strong enough, I owe that to you and all the other guys working hard and motivating me.

ya man i've been in your shoes before quite a few times, i've needed CT scans/MRI's but i didn't have insurance since high school, so i had to eventually come to what you came to.. just get back to work and get healthy, and try to avoid stuff that really bothers it.. that's why i knew you'd be back.. sometimes all of this advanced medical "technology" can actually be detrimental.. i mean, imagine if we didn't have any of this: most injuries we get, we'd have to somehow adapt in order to tolerate or heal up, we wouldn't just roll over and die. you were pretty "depressed" there for a while, but that was more of a period of re-charging for the road ahead that you took, to get back on track and more explosive than before.

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Yesterday was my birthday. I couldn't buy myself a better present than that video ahah!.


ah!!!!!!!!!!! late happy birthday dude!

ya man, you should definitely be proud of that video.. i mean i'm going to sticky this thread because man, so many people go down roads like that and just give up, then find themselves way worse years down the road.

peace man

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« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2010, 06:08:47 am »
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Hey thanks Enzo. My thinking process is to pretty much rest now in the Autumn since there will be raining etc outside... so basically I need to rest as part as my training process if you will (and if I will :P). I'm training with pretty much no rest at all (consistently) for like 1 year+, maybe it's time to give the body some due respect and let it recover. I could still do core work and maybe some kind of one-leg RDL... pure hip extension, low volumes, just for the sake of it. And upperbody work, bodyweight work (pushups, pullups etc).

Then if I get healthy, and if my injury is overuse-related (it would appear so) - then I might get healthy again. I'm also thinking of switching to low bar squats and I plan on getting into that using box squats first to learn to sit back more...

I have an amalgam of things in my head... I even plan to write an article about the "perfect plan" (yes, pretentious words here) with a thorough analysis of whatever a "perfect" plan should contain from all the standpoints of training (that includes a lot of stuff).

Anyway, regarding the bounds: I think you can still do one-leg consecutive bounds on the left leg... there's nothing that can stop you since the right knee is the injured one... just make sure you're fit enough to do them so you don't injure that too. I'm doing them (I won't from now on) and I'm always thinking "be careful, be focused" when I'm doing them so that I don't get injured.

These were the last ones that I did:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXzpg-ylt9I" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXzpg-ylt9I</a>

raptor, let's say you do rest, if you just do an hour of walking every day for a few months and kept a clean diet, with some bodyweight upper/bodyweight lower (like the rdl stuff/glute bridge/hamstring iso/calf raises), you could get really lean (which was on of your goals) and end up feeling pretty good :)

i know you've wanted to lean up for quite some time, now would be a good time to do it considering the knee injury.. like always, my mindset is improve something in the face of an injury, there's still plenty of things you can improve while resting to recover from this knee injury.

peace!

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« Reply #20 on: September 06, 2010, 10:01:36 am »
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Yeah but it's so boring and depressing... I can't really stand to do all this while watching others do real training...whatever

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« Reply #21 on: September 06, 2010, 12:22:08 pm »
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Thanx BMully and (again;)) Vag!

Andrew I'm so proud you'll sticky the thread. I mean, that's a major honor for me, really.
I see your point talking about the diagnostic technology and I agree to an extent. The scenario you described is true without any doubt, but of course the benefits of progress exceed by far these kind of downsides.
And what you say can be actually applied more in general: if you know "too much" than you could face some difficult choices, and have multiple options, and choose for the worst. But I like having the chance to choose.
As for me, yes I was sort of depressed. Not only for the knee. I was studying for the most important exam of my life, trying to get the new job, and then I had to move far from my family and my friends, to a whole new reality. I felt like everything I was at that time was fading,while it was only changing.
And changing actually helped me. Playing with the pros, for example, was a great confidence boost for sure. The new reality helped me react, I was lucky I had people who love me near me and I was able to find the strenght to turn things around from whithin.

but enough talk for now, gotta go out and play :D!

P.S.:How do you, being yourself a bonafide ankle-breaker, like my handles? :P

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« Reply #22 on: September 06, 2010, 04:46:34 pm »
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Great job Enzo, i know it's hard coming back from injury but you did it and WHAT a comeback!! Props!

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« Reply #23 on: September 06, 2010, 04:50:51 pm »
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Yeah but it's so boring and depressing... I can't really stand to do all this while watching others do real training...whatever

it's not boring & depressing to me.. regardless, athletes do things that are "boring" and things that they "dislike" all the time to get better.
 

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« Reply #24 on: September 06, 2010, 08:46:19 pm »
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P.S.:How do you, being yourself a bonafide ankle-breaker, like my handles? :P

handles were tight, you ever going to get some game footage? :P

peace

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« Reply #25 on: September 07, 2010, 01:08:52 am »
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P.S.:How do you, being yourself a bonafide ankle-breaker, like my handles? :P

handles were tight, you ever going to get some game footage? :P

peace

maybe one day, so you all can "experience" the most awkward shooting mechanics in the world ahah!

@nightfly: thx again man :)

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« Reply #26 on: September 07, 2010, 05:24:56 am »
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P.S.:How do you, being yourself a bonafide ankle-breaker, like my handles? :P

handles were tight, you ever going to get some game footage? :P

peace

maybe one day, so you all can "experience" the most awkward shooting mechanics in the world ahah!

@nightfly: thx again man :)

You can't possibly beat me at shooting awkwardess

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« Reply #27 on: September 07, 2010, 05:26:44 am »
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P.S.:How do you, being yourself a bonafide ankle-breaker, like my handles? :P

handles were tight, you ever going to get some game footage? :P

peace

maybe one day, so you all can "experience" the most awkward shooting mechanics in the world ahah!

@nightfly: thx again man :)

You can't possibly beat me at shooting awkwardess

you are the king of karioke thats for sure.

*crowns raptor*

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« Reply #28 on: September 07, 2010, 10:41:09 am »
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I recognize Emil as a superior Karaoker (can I say karaoker?ahahahah!), but if it is about ugly shooting form I got no competition. :P

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« Reply #29 on: September 07, 2010, 11:24:17 am »
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<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wQq9YWZ568" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wQq9YWZ568</a>
Muscles are nonsensical they have nothing to do with this bullshit.

- Avishek

sunday: long very easy run 80+ mins @ 5:40+ (14+ km)
monday: strength/cross training
tuesday: extensive tempo (7 km) OR fartlek (mostly easy pace with mix of strides, hills, long tempo) 45 mins (8+ km)
wednesday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km)
thursday: easy run 60+ mins @ 5:20-5:30 (11+ km), strength/cross-training
friday: rest
saturday: short tempo 6-8x500 @ sub-4:00 (7 km)

strength would be:
- hops 2x10
- box jumps or ME SVJ 2x5
- squats 3x6-8 or weighted BSS/lunges 3x10/leg
- RDL/hypers 2x10-12 or SLRDL 2x10-12/leg
- upper push myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- upper pull myo-reps or sets to technical failure
- leg raises, holds, pallof presses