I am back to skiing and am able to enjoy everything that I could ever do before!
I used to have back spasms maybe twice each year and I would go down for two or three days. Ultimately those occurrences began to escalate. I first joined Overload to strengthen my lower back. After six or seven months of Overload strength training, I finally improved. The occurrences of those difficult spasms continued to improve to the point that I might have a flare up once a year. I was (and still am) a believer.
Out of nowhere in October 2010, I had a stroke. My entire right side was basically gone: unable to lift my arm, unable to stand or walk.
After 17 days in acute in-patient rehab, I could walk reasonably with a cane, but was far from normal. I happened to bump into Overload co-founder Josh Trentine and we talked about my condition. It was evident that besides the excellent outpatient occupational and physical therapy that I was receiving, Josh felt Overload strength training would help my recovery immeasurably. He was absolutely right!
Today I no longer do either occupational or physical therapy, but I do Overload every week. My strength is back to greater than it was before the stroke. I am back to skiing and am able to enjoy everything that I could ever do before!