An easier day today after the swimming/pool exercises yesterday. Both my legs ached lastnight and again this mrning – tiredness & tightness of muscles, rather than the joints themselves.
Using my new NIKE+ Fuelband I recorded the following data for this morning;
STEPS – 1677
CALS – 303
FUEL – 948
and that is in a chilling mode today. Yesterday was much higher in all results.
So today I have decided to measure my muscle sizes for both legs – to see what the differences are. Iwas shocked/surprised at the differences in the Left (injured leg) and the Right (good leg) over the period of no training or activities.
LEFT LEG: RIGHT LEG
ankle/bottom of calf: 23cm 24cm
Mid calf: 36cm 39cm
Bottom of knee: 37cm 37cm
Top of knee: 49cm 50cm
Mid quads: 61cm 63cm
Top quads: 69cm 72cm
With those differencesI will need to focus on tailoring my training to develop specific muscle groupings – with an additional emphasis on my leg leg muscles. I must also add that I have have some muscle wastage on my Right Leg – due to a lack of training over the past 12weeks.
On the opposite side of the injury – I have increased my waist size by 10kg and my upper body/arms & shoulders too. So not a completely odd shaped rehabilitation to work with. ABS/Leg raises & the Plank Challenge are my daily exercises, coupled with stretching and weight bearing on alternate legs using the crutches – my efforts will be rewarded at the end of this recovery.