SS 304 – Back Injury: From Being Told You’d Never Lift Again to Setting All-Time PR’s In A Year

Episode 304 Show Notes


What would you do if you were told you’d never lift a barbell again?  In this week’s episode of Strength and Scotch, Grant and Heavey are joined by EBA Coach Nicole for a special client case study.  Nicole shares the journey of client “Nakatomi” who went from emergency back surgery and a prognosis that she would never lift again, to setting all-time PR’s a year later.   This is one seriously inspirational story and we are so proud of this athlete’s determination.

If you love the strength part of Strength & Scotch AND you’d like to get into the best shape of your life, be sure to subscribe to Heavey’s free weekly email, Evidence Based Insiders. It’s guaranteed to contain the least amount of bullsh*t of any fitness emails out there 🤣

2:12 Mars rovers

3:17 Cozy pants and the sweatpant connoisseur

5:36 Returning from injury

11:05 Athlete mindset

14:09 You’ll never lift a barbell again

17:30 Beginning training again

20:03 Back to hiking

23:45 Building up lunges

25:31 Charlie Merrill

28:17 Connection with clients

29:35 1 year post surgery

31:45 Belt squats

33:15 A better coach and athlete

36:05 All the flours



Get coached by Heavey’s team at Evidence Based Athlete

Strength and Scotch Plus Community and Whisky Club

Check out the gear page for everything Strength & Scotch! You’ll find a listing of all the supplements and other programs we’ve discussed on the show as well as our killer t-shirts!