Nice stuff in here!
@Dan, I recently had meniscus surgery in December '12. I know what you mean about the knee issues. I actually injured it in the gym in January. I started taking some ibuprofen and bought some knee sleeves and fought through it. Then I saw a buddy who is a PT and he worked with me and it got better for a little while. One night in BJJ, I pivoted wrong or something (don't really know when it happened) and after class I could barely walk to the car. I finally went to a specialist and had an MRI and it was a meniscus tear. I had to get the torn piece removed.
I just ran pretty much pain free last week. I have been going to my muay thai and boxing classes with no issues for the most part. To be honest, my knee feels more solid the day after class than it does when I don't train. I just started back in BJJ last week and everything is good there so far as well. HOPEFULLY, I am close to being back 100%.
I have also decided to compete in BJJ since my step son does now. I think it would be cool for us to compete at the same tournaments.
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