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- October 30, 2008 at 5:31 am #23362herronGuest
I was just released from the Doctors last week to play rugby again. I have been out for a few years and am really excited about the opportunity to play again. However, I have put on quite a bit of weight and lost all of my fitness. I know that there is know way I can jump on the pitch for the remainder of this season nor even by the big spring season here in the US. However I was wondering what programs I could use to put my self in the best possible shape for the start of the 2009 fall season and perhaps at Semi to professional level by 2010 (would love to participate in the Eagles trials for the 2011 World Cup squad). I mean its the best goal I can think of for me. I know I have a ton of skill retention but have so much more to gain through just being back on the pitch. I appreciate all the advice coming from the various people on the site but I couldn’t find anything that really related to what I am going through. Thank you all for your knowledge and support.
Joshua HerronOctober 30, 2008 at 8:30 pm #24694ashleyGuest
Hi Joshua, you say you have been released by your doctors to play again, but no mention of your ailment which willl be a big factor in assisting you back onto the pitch, if you are so very de-trained then I woud suggest that you seek the help of a personal trainer to get you up and moving again and to help you lose weight, there are so many programs on this site that you can use as you get back into shape, hasten slowly, and re-gain your health condition fist before considering to start a program to re-gain yoru sports performance conditioning, ashleyOctober 31, 2008 at 7:37 pm #24696herronGuest
Thank you. I had Deep Vein thrombosis in the left leg. So If I understoo correctly focus on general weight loss andonitioning efore jumping back into sports conditioning? Thank you gain Ashley.
JoshOctober 31, 2008 at 11:13 pm #24695ashleyGuest
Hi Josh, I know where you are coming from, I had DVT’s (both originating in the left calf, deep saphenous vein) in successive years back in the early 90’s one broke off and went to my lungs, so I know how long it takes to get back but you do get back, I had to take it extremely slowly, I am even still wafaranised so many years on, so yes just re-gain your general health and condition and then slowly add the intensity you need to get playing to playing level, just keep going and you will be back for sure, cheers, ashley
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