A good friend of mine nearly lost his eye recently.
It really shook him and was very painful and traumatic.
Luckily he pulled through and he is on the mend only after having to have a partial cornea transplant.
I’ve been training this friend of mine for a long while and he bounces back from anything.
He always puts in 100% and gets great results but this incident put him back to square numero uno.
From my basic knowledge of eye surgery, too much pressure in is a big thing. No weights, no push ups, no dropping the head or this eye graft could literally fall off.
I don’t want that happening on my shift!
Now this friend put me to task, what can he do?
Well straight away I went my Mr Happy aka Mr Smart training program. I’ve attached it below if you can’t remember. Incremental exercise with rest.
We’ve been working with heart rate training. Simple intervals monitoring his heart rate on a bike and x trainer.
Whilst just steady state cardio isn’t very productive monitoring your heart rate while you exercise can tell you a lot.
- What your heart rate is at a given workload?
- As you get fitter you should to either be able to increase that workload and keep the same HR
- Or you keep the same work load and the HR reduces.
- How quickly does your heart get back to normal levels?
So far my friend is smashing it and were seeing some great results and he’s bouncing back while his eye continues to recover.
I adopted the same training with regimes with the guys in the English KB Championships.
Whilst we did not work with heart rate, we worked with ‘time’. That’s how they got from lifting 2x12kg KBs for just 3 minutes to 2 x 16kg for 10 minutes.
I’m still trying to get as much mileage as I can on the medal thing by the way!
I’m off to plan tonights KB session.
Have a good day.
Russell ‘Gold’ Pearcy