Jeebus. That's sound pretty painful. What kind of ROM were you using? Did the docs tell you what caused the initial rupture?
I have been weight training for over 20 years and calves were my strongest muscle group. So 225lbs is light weight for me. On this day I decide to hit 100 reps. The only difference I did on this work out was use the ballistic training method. Push the weight up real quick and drop it down fast. According to the surgeon this type of ballistic stress cause my tendons to snap in two. I posted some pics of my calves before my injury and during my recovery
Since were on this topic I want to share my experience. My Achilles Tendon snapped on both legs while I was on the seated calf press with 225 pounds on it. I was reaching my 95th rep when I felt a snap on my right leg. I tried to push the weight off but I couldn't. so shifted my entire body to my left then my it snapped too. I yelled FUCK! And ended up on the floor. I ended up with a hard cast on both legs for one month. On the second month I started to learn how to walk all over again. On the third month I was back in the gym working out really light. It has been 8 months since my accident. I still go to the gym and workout but never touched any calves machine since then.
The place I took tonight, it doesnt matter, 8th, 9th......... no matter what I will forever be the MYTH. Sergio says this after his placing at the 1984 Olympia and it is an amazing moment. Worth watching just for this.
I've watched the 1984 Mr Olympia tape and I must agree with you. It was an amazing moment