Andrade El Idolo was off AEW television from September 2022 through June 17, 2023 due to a torn pec. Andrade underwent surgery for the injury.
This is something he discussed while speaking on AEW Unrestricted.
“It’s hard. It’s hard because it was my first surgery,” he said. “Mentally, you need to have a lot of patience. It’s very hard because before that, I would say, ‘I am a man.’ You can do little weights. After surgery, you’re continually working with your elbow. You start working with your elbow because the tendon and elbow are so tight. You work with your elbow, with your shoulder, you put the weight, one pound, five pounds, you can believe. You say before, ‘this is so easy’ now it’s ‘all this pain. I can’t do it.’ It’s so hard.”
Andrade also discussed getting into top physical shape for his return.
“It depends on what I want. I was lean, so I put more weight on my body. I was so skinny when I was 13 or 14 years old. I was skinny and I thought, ‘I need to be big.’ My mentality was ‘all the cool wrestlers look big.’ After surgery, my weight was 260. Now, I’m 230, 235. I just workout, less carbs, less sodium. When you’re so lean, you need a little sugar. Just a little. Not every day.”
Andrade El Idolo, the professional wrestler, recently opened up about his journey to recovery after a torn pec that kept him off AEW television for several months. In a recent interview on AEW Unrestricted, Andrade shared the challenges he faced both physically and mentally during his rehabilitation process.
Having undergone his first surgery, Andrade expressed the difficulties he encountered during his recovery. He emphasized the importance of patience and mental strength in overcoming such obstacles. Before the injury, he considered himself strong and capable of lifting heavy weights. However, after the surgery, he had to start from scratch, working with his elbow and shoulder, gradually increasing the weight from one pound to five pounds. The pain and frustration he experienced made the process incredibly challenging.
In addition to discussing his recovery, Andrade also touched upon his physical transformation during his time off. He mentioned that his weight fluctuated throughout his life, starting as a skinny teenager and later feeling the need to bulk up. After the surgery, his weight reached 260 pounds, but he has since focused on maintaining a healthier weight of around 230-235 pounds. To achieve this, he has adjusted his workout routine, reduced his carbohydrate and sodium intake, and allowed himself a small amount of sugar when necessary.
Andrade’s dedication to his recovery and physical well-being is commendable. His story serves as a reminder that setbacks can be overcome with patience, perseverance, and a positive mindset. It also highlights the importance of adapting one’s fitness goals to suit individual needs and preferences.
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Andrade El Idolo’s journey from injury to recovery is an inspiring tale of determination and resilience. His story serves as a reminder that setbacks are temporary and can be overcome with the right mindset and support. As he continues to make his mark in the wrestling industry, fans eagerly await his return to the ring, knowing that he has faced and conquered significant challenges along the way.