One of the biggest and most powerful men in WWE shares his secrets to a fast recovery from a torn quadricep
Most people are afraid of injuries. Sadly in anything that has to do with weight training from minute to major; injuries do occur. After suffering my first major injury, a torn right quadricep I hit a wall because so many things happened at once. I literally tore my quad exactly one week after burying my dad and it was my sister’s birthday who died 5 years earlier. She was buried the day before I tore my quad. After meeting with the doctors I was told that I’d be out for 9 months after my surgery. The first thing that hits is a case of uncertainty…and depression; what do you do for 9 months after traveling the world for 2 years?
After my first appointment with my physical therapist I sent a text to someone that had the same injury and surgery. His response arose a beast and I set a goal to recover faster than him!
His advice was to treat the injury as one of the hardest workouts I’ve ever had and now it was time to do what I would to recover. My supplement regimen that I used before, when I was healthy, was the same I began using but I upped my dosage. Here’s what I was using:
Glutamine 30g daily
Dymatize micronized Glutamine 1000grams
BCAA 30g daily
Optimum Nutrition BCAA 5000 powder unflavored
Fish Oils 3g x 3x daily
Optimum Nutrition Fish oil soft gels
I looked forward to my Physical therapy in which I was going hard 3 times a week. When I was there my poor therapist actually needed water breaks and rest because I decided to set a goal to recover in 5 months.
I was able to return to the ring 5 months to the day I tore my quad.
So when hurt or injured do not use it as a deterrent to completely stop training, take the time to reveal the true you.