I've read a few of your past posts. You opted out of surgery - ballsy. You had partial tear but did not rupture from the patella - correct? Just curious.
Interesting the comparison. I had done high rep deads (12 reps) up to 8 weeks out of competition. I was working up (and dropping reps). I had just pulled 585 for 5 reps and then moved on to squats. I warmed up for 20 minutes and was going to hit a double (unwrapped) at 525. I've found in my late 40s I pull much more than squat. I was just six weeks away from the meet. Gotta tell ya, I never gave the high rep deadlits a thought (contributing to the rupture) until now.
What part of the deadlift did you experience the tear? If I was a betting man I would bet right after completion a split second after you started to lower the weight. But I've been way wrong before. I am more-than-curious at what part of the movement your tendon failed.
The only other guy I've ever heard of having a QTR during deads was a guy in SoCal - Mike Muniz. He slipped during a heavy dead (I'm sure it was over five) and experienced bilateral failure!!
His recovery is well documented on youtube. I guarantee I'm using non-slip tape when I deadlift again.
Looking forward to your response.
Edited by bigggfred - 5/11/11 at 8:58pm