April 17, 2005

5 responses to Week 15: The early bird and something about a worm

  1. alberto caraballo Says:

    I know what it’s like to feel snakebit after a lift injury (I had a mild back injury in April on front squats). I simply resolved myself to being more careful and never let my guard slip again. It’s almost too easy. Looks like you are well on your way, though, great going!!!

  2. Dave Says:

    I’m interested in the issues you had with your rotator cuff injury. Having been told I had a 50% tear of the supraspinatus and a SLAP II on MRI, I had a subacromial decompression/distal clavical resection a year ago. The symptoms are very different now, but I still feel some dull aching when I do certain exercises like overhead pressing. How did your shoulder problem get handled?

  3. Scott Says:

    7am training? That’d take some getting used to…I take it Mans won’t be joining you for any early morning sessions.

  4. Måns Says:

    Hold on, now… I never said that. =)
    I have, in fact, some time ago trained before work. Okay, that was at 8am, but the gist is about the same anyway. Maybe, maybe…

  5. Kris Says:

    Alberto: Thanks for the encouragement. I find I have no trouble maxing out on stuff like box squats, but deadlifts are just too raw a lift. I think I mostly fear the prospect of sliding down the deadlift hill for another year and a half again when I should really be out there hoisting 4+ plates. Let me tell you that deadlifting anything less, even for a light warm-up, is a disgrace here in Finland (Rufus already does three plates and he’s just three months!). Of course, not being able to sit properly and walking around crooked with a cramp is on the list too. ;-)

    Dave: Really sorry to hear about your cuff injury. I never had a cuff injury per se, but have had bouts of severe front delt trigger points that I have so far been able to keep in check by direct hard massage with either a tennis ball, my Thumbsaver, a Theracane or administered by my dear Sanna who is a licensed massage therapist. This advice might be redundant, but I presume you are doing cuff rehab exercises (such as L-Flyes) while avoiding notorious cuff killers (stuff like upright rows). The best book I know of as far as cuff rehab is concerned is the 7-minute Rotator Cuff solution. I’d also recommend getting the Trigger Point Manual, as you will fairly certainly develop some kind of trigger points in muscles trying to protect the injury. Hope that helps some. Out of curiosity, how did you sustain the injury in the first place? Was it a gradual process or an instant injury?

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