Message from Muírgen (2)
February 10th, 2017
Hey there guys,
First of all, sorry for the late post, I'll explain it!
School was done for 2016, and you'll probably recognize the feeling on Friday, vacation started!
I went to the gym for a short training with a buddy, heavy squats and lunges for breakfast !
My buddy went away after the lunges but I still wanted to crush some leg presses. Normally I don't train alone, it isn't wise to train alone when you are pushing lots of weights, so when you are with a training buddy, you always have an eye on you telling to stop when the form isn't right. I started with my first set, main goal, activate the quads in this movement angle, aiming for 12 reps. My PR (personal record) is standing on 280kg, so I thought 150kg was a good point to start off. I had my squats and lunges before, so the muscle was already warmed up. But closing in to the 10th rep, my legs were getting heavier.. not a good sign in a first set, but I had to get through it! There it was, the 11th set, when I pressed the plate away, something snapped in the back of my head.
At first in the hospital, the signals where resembling a stroke. Not really that cool to hear that from the doc. After a run in the scan and a puncture in the back of my spine, the stroke was almost certainly ruled out. But after the puncture, my spine didn't repair itself fast enough, so if I was standing up straight, my brain fluid was leaking as I was told. Happy new year! Not.. Couldn't get out of my bed for barely an hour. Two days after newyear I went back to the hospital, they gave me a blood patch (fresh blood in to my spine to repair the hole) probably the worst feeling I've ever had, no doubt!
But.. I'm back! Sort off.. slowly starting to get my muscles back working again.
Learned a lot of my mistake, some changes for the future are made and I'm ready to work my ass off again. There are some really cool things happening at this moment, but I can't say a lot about it, let's say, this boat is a bit bigger!
I'll keep you guys posted as soon as possible!
Muírgen de Munck