How much is too much?

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  1. Jazz

    Jazz Powerhouse of the Scrum

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    Pretty competitive rugby player, tore my ACL last fall, had surgery in Nov. and now I'm into the final stages of rehab which will have me doing a lot and I just want to be able to work everything in without completely burning out.

    Currently I'm at physio two days a week and swimming 4 days a week (which has helped a ton).

    For weight training I used to be on a Bill Star 5x5ish type routine, but that died the day I got hurt :( Since then I haven't been too motivated and go 2-3 days a week just doing random shit without too much thought or direction (I really want to change this)

    Also my physio in the next week or two wants me to cut down my sessions with him to once a week and wants me to see a trainer who specializes in on-field rehab for soccer and rugby players who have had knee or ankle surgery.

    The trainer likes working with you one day a week and then having you do the stuff on your own 2 other days. He does his sessions monday and wednesday evening so those are my two options.

    So that puts my week at:
    1 day physio
    3 days on field
    4 days swimming
    and I still haven't lifted a weight :hsd:


    So this is what I came up with. Unfortunately it has me doing something every single day, but I don't know how to avoid that. At least no one body part is really going back to back though :dunno: :

    Monday:
    Morning: Physio
    Afternoon:
    Evening: Chest and Biceps

    Tuesday:
    Morning: Swim
    Afternoon:
    Evening: Lower Back and Abs

    Wednesday:
    Morning: Swim
    Afternoon:
    Evening: On field training (with trainer)

    Thursday:
    Morning: Swim
    Afternoon:
    Evening: Shoulders and Triceps

    Friday:
    Morning: Swim
    Afternoon:
    Evening: On field training (on my own)

    Saturday:
    Morning:
    Afternoon: Upper Back and Abs
    Evening:

    Sunday:
    Morning: Swim if I'm up early
    Afternoon: On field training (on my own)
    Evening:

    Too much you think? Any other opinions?

    I'm looking through the archives and I don't see much that is just an upper body supplement that I can add to a proper lower body training/rehab outline set by a professional.
     
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    take it slow and slowly add intensity and volume.
     
  3. Jazz

    Jazz Powerhouse of the Scrum

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    that's the plan

    so no comments on the layout of the plan by anybody?
     
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    or a blog :eek5:
     
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    what position you play? team?
     
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  9. Jazz

    Jazz Powerhouse of the Scrum

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    thanks for the links :bigthumb:

    The problem I have with full body or upper/lower splits right now is that I don't want to do too much with the lower body. That's taken care of with my physio session + 3 on field sessions a week.
     
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    Jazz Powerhouse of the Scrum

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    play with a local club team out here most of the year. Spend the summer season playing for Vancouver in the RCSL

    Also got invited to team Canada 7's tryouts in fall '06, but didn't make the cut... I was actually training last year to go make a better appearance, but then this knee shit happened like a month before :(
     
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    big legs from playing rugby?
     
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