By Frank Hoffmann
Hidetada Yamagishi underwent successful wrist surgery this past Friday and judging by his Facebook fan page, he is in great spirits and even made a comment about training legs the day after his surgery! Hidetada is one of the more popular bodybuilders on the circuit, constantly interacting with his fans and he has a huge online following with nearly 35 thousand Facebook likes. He was most likely joking about the post-surgery leg session, but I wouldn’t put it past him.
If you recall, Hidetada announced that he had fractured and dislocated his left wrist back in February. Despite this rather serious injury, he still competed at the Arnold Classic in March and even hit the stage in Brazil a few weeks ago. He didn’t place particularly well (fifth and eighth respectively), but the fact that he even competed and was able to continue his training for two months after his injury, is a testament to his work ethic and heart. It’s not yet certain when his next show will be, but according to a recent tweet, it definitely won’t be the New York Pro which takes place on May 25th. We wish Hidetada Yamagishi a speedy recovery!
Frank Hoffmann is a former NCAA and Professional CFL football player from Toronto, whose passion for health and fitness stems from his years as a personal trainer. Frank works as a freelance fitness and lifestyle writer while holding down a nine to five job and believes having a full-time job is no excuse to not be fit. Check out his fitness blog at Nine2Fit.tumblr.com and follow him on Twitter at @Nine2Fit.