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Returning To Life/Sports After Surgery Or Injury

Utah Orthopaedics

Orthopedic Surgeons & Physical Therapy located in Ogden, UT

Many patients have asked how they should return to weight lifting or sports after they have injured themselves or had surgery. Although there is no ‘one size fits all’ program, these guidelines should be very helpful to athletes of any caliber who have been away from training for a while due to any reason.
Once you have been cleared to return to gym:
Conditioning Drills: It is recommended that athletes follow the 50/30/20/10 Rule for the first four weeks. This means that the overall weekly conditioning volume should be reduced by 50% from its typical maximum intensity in week 1. In week 2, the weekly conditioning volume is reduced by 30%, etc., until returning to typical volume in week 5, as long as there are no training problems.

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