Had some long daily gym sessions including 20 min sets of cycling 2-3x, 10 min sets of cross trainer x 2-3, kettle bell exercises for upper body and my leg exercises. Saw the physio yesterday and he said to add lunges so I did 20x lunges!
Kettle bell stregth has been rapidly improving and I am pleased with overall pre-surgery programme. I walk with minimal limp now and could pull my heel within 6-7 cms of my butt last night. Full extension is still uncomfortable.
I had a talk with my physio about post-surgery rehab and choice of graft as well. Regarding the first point he wants to put me on an accelerated rehab protocol due to my good fitness and leg strength. I may be able to do basic cycling within 1-2 weeks of surgery
Regarding choice of graft he said I should ask my surgeon about allograft availability. So I spoke to the surgeon and he advises against allografts due to high rejection rate and he also thinks that autografts are stronger.
according to my OS the only downside of a hamstring autograft is c. 5% reduced hamstring strength but it seems the best choice. Surgery in just under 2 weeks now - BRING IT!