Today was a self-imposed test, and I passed. Mostly. I haven't been able to do any sort of pressing movements for legs in over a month now, and no calf work at all. That's enough to drive a guy insane. While I'm technically probably not supposed to do either still, that didn't stop me today. Mind you, I can't use much weight on the leg press because of the foot and calf work was mediocre at best, it was still something. Something I needed in a bad way both physically and mentally...
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Note: This current program is based on the Alternate Phase 2 workout in http://www.x-workouts.com plus the 4X technique from http://www.x-workouts.com
Summary: Leg presses weren't nearly as bad as I expected. That's not to say they felt great, but there wasn't as much pain as I had anticipated. I used a moderate weight only, however, and made sure to keep them slow and controlled to avoid any suddent flinches from the broken toes. I also opted for the machine just as a safety precaution, sinc I knew it would be easier to get out of if anything went wrong. Quads got a great burn and pump, but that would be because of the rep tempo AND the fact that I haven't done any pressing movement in over 4 weeks. I had to skip Sissy squats, as there's just no way to get my feet to bend that way right now without tears. That same limited foot movement is the reason my calf exercises are listed as X-only. I'm only able to do the bottom 1/3-1/2 of the movement, but it was better than nothing and allowed for some blood flow in the lower legs if nothing else. Much better than last week, so I'll take any sort of progress I can get right now.