What’s New?

Got a clean bill of health on my knee on January 16th. 

Great news! 

Since then I have:

  • Jogged a few times.  A mile was the farthest.  1/4 mile the other time.  I much prefer the 1/4 mile jog, although I didn’t have any knee pain on either of them. 

  • Done some “beach work.”  Light dumbbell curling and some low volume parallel-grip pullups. 

  • Played with my kettlebells a bit.  Kept it simple, short, and light.  Some one-hand swings, two-hand swings, goblet squats (no knee pain), front squats, halos, and figure 8s. 

  • Did a few gripper workouts and realized that my right forearm tweak is apparently never going to heal to the point where I am at my top-end strength of a few years ago on the no set gripper action.  I’m dealing with that by trying to put the grippers out of my mind for the most part. 

Don’t have any desire yet to deadlift because that will test my knee more than jogging or squats.  I always feel sumo deadlifts in my knees (never injured them deadlifting, but they sometimes feel a bit tender after a hard deadlift session) so I’m holding off on doing any for a bit.

I had planned on doing the USAWA Grip Championships but due to some family health issues I’m not sure I’ll be able to make it. 

I definitely have a new appreciation for having working knees so I plan on making use of them and doing more goblet squats, short runs, and other physical pursuits that don’t involve just lifting a weight while standing in one spot. 



About bencrush

42-year old multiple USAWA record holder who enjoys grip strength training, bending steel, and sharing my knowledge of training in both areas.
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One Response to What’s New?

  1. Jason says:

    Glad to hear you’re healing well bud and I hope that arm gets better too. I’m sure it will.


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