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The Re-birth - It's started!

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2003/12/07 11:46:27 (permalink)

The Re-birth - It's started!

No, not from my heroin addiction *shakes*, but from my injury.
I've been slipping up lately with my rehab and doing things that I know I shouldn't have, so I've decided to take a big step back and do things gradually with no slip ups what so ever.

It's not for entertainment purposes, so I do apologise if it's not a great read, but with it being online and everything I know that I'll have to face the wrath of you guys if I get over keen!

About 3 weeks ago I put my pelvis out of line AGAIN after getting overkeen with the news that I could be back to training soon.
After having it corrected, I decided to take a couple of weeks just chilling out and doing nothing more than walking.

Last week I had another scare whilst stretching, but this time I'm going to make steady, strong progress...and you can follow the story of a wounded soldier!

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    Knighty
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    RE: The Re-birth - It's started! 2003/12/07 11:47:12 (permalink)
    5/12/03

    15mins cycling lightly on bike (12.5mph approx)
    Walked to college + Back (50 mins each way) bit of pain, not much.


    6/12/03

    Went for walk up town (Approx 2.5 hours), bit of pain

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    RE: The Re-birth - It's started! 2003/12/07 16:31:41 (permalink)
    good to see your being sensible about it. my g/f injuryed her back at work[fell down wet step in dark 'hello, claims direct'] ani have to constantly boll0ck her for doing to much, caught her gardening the other day, honestly...

    anyway, best of luck and keep it up. that rhymes, sad really.

    rob
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    RE: The Re-birth - It's started! 2003/12/07 16:39:35 (permalink)
    I know you've wrote it hundreds of time, but could we have a quick overview of what you did, how you did it, and your progress to this date?

    Also, good luck! And remember that you may be going back to almost 'square one' in your training, this time you know how to train properly and you can get it spot-on from the start.
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    RE: The Re-birth - It's started! 2003/12/07 17:01:43 (permalink)
    Cheers for reminding me! I was meaning to.

    It all started around March time when I tweaked my lower back DLing.
    Being the twat I am, I didn't think much of it and carried on as normal.

    Thinking that it was a trapped nerve, I carried on this way for a while, and then one day when jump squatting I REALLY f*cked it!

    I carried on pi$$ing around, trying to train round it, etc. but decided to finally see a physio who told me to stop.
    Turns out I had a sacroiliac joint dysfunction (torn ligaments of the sacroiliac joint) and was told to do absolutely nothing, bar a few core strengthening exercises.

    I carried on this way for a while, and the pain got worse and worse, until eventually I decided to see a chiropractor.
    He then gave me the news that my pelvis was out of line, along with my spine, and spending months of doing nothing (as prescribed by the physio) forced my pelvis to lock out of place in a twisted fashion along with alot of other small bones and joints in that area.
    One leg was longer than the other ffs!

    Anyway, the chiro re-alligned me, but the area was suffering from great weakness/stiffness, so easily popped back out of place.
    For the first few weeks of being back in place, I slipped back out a few times and had to get re-alligned by the chiro, again, and again...until he prescribed me with some stretches to do.

    Me being the over enthusiastic twat I am, went head on into the stretches and over stretched on a few occasions, and decided to start leaning over, etc. as a normal person would.
    By the time I got round to seeing the chiro again, I was REALLY out of place, and in great pain!
    He re-alligned me, and told me to take it easy for a couple of weeks.

    From then on, GENTLE stretching was on the agenda, and nothing more than walking really.
    I resumed cycling lightly about a week or so ago, but had another scare when trying out a new stretch (cat stretch)...I thought I had put my pelvis out of line one more time, BUT I'd only strained some tissue which shows that the area has finally accepted it's meant to be in the right place, but is still very very weak.

    So here I am! Starting back with proper rehab protocol and starting with some very light cycling (dropped the volume down), I should be back into training within a few months (according to the chiro) providing nothing untoward happens!

    Hopefully you guys will be with me every step of the way...
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    RE: The Re-birth - It's started! 2003/12/07 21:23:45 (permalink)
    *Also forgot to mention that I'm stretching my lower body a couple of times a day (very lightly though)

    7/12/03

    -20 mins light cycling (13mph approx) - no pain or strained feeling at all
    -Couple of hours worth of walking - only occasional twinge, alot less aggrovated than yesterday...looks like the strain of the scare from last week is wearing off

    Getting a few tweaks in my upper back...either tight muscle or my upper spine/neck (cervical area) is out of line
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    RE: The Re-birth - It's started! 2003/12/08 09:30:21 (permalink)
    K man, all the best for your rehab process, will be reading your journal every step of the way.

    Can you do any grip training, like crushing training with grippers?
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    RE: The Re-birth - It's started! 2003/12/08 13:46:10 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Knighty

    Cheers for reminding me! I was meaning to.

    It all started around March time when I tweaked my lower back DLing.
    Being the twat I am, I didn't think much of it and carried on as normal.




    Good luck with it Knighty.

    Tell me what was the 'tweak' you mention when you were Dling? Any way to describe this... I'm wondering about my lower back...

    Thanks...
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    RE: The Re-birth - It's started! 2003/12/08 20:06:04 (permalink)
    8/12/03

    -Just a couple of hours worth of walking today...aggrovation level in hip area was about the same as yesterday.

    -Pain in upper back/neck has persisted today, and feels tender on one side of my neck...I believe my cervical is out of line, and my pillow is partly to blame as it leaves my head at an angle so I've made an appointment with the chiro for 2moro so I can get cracked back into place, but all the same it shouldn't interfere with any activity.

    -Borrowed an extra foam pillow from a neighbour so my spine is totally straight when sleeping.


    VL: I was thinking about getting some grippers and doing some other grip stuff. I'd have to start with the trainer, but at least it'll keep me occupied!
    After seeing the manchester meet photos, I'm hoping to be up that way in the summer and hopefully I should be back into the swing of things by. Would be nice to drop by!

    DaveH: It felt like a burning sensation, and accutely hurt to bend over for about a week. I would've been fine if I rested for a few weeks.

    Gecko: You were clearly in a much worse situation than I am, so maximum respect to you for digging yourself out of it.

    Again, thanks for the kind comments lads.

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    RE: The Re-birth - It's started! 2003/12/08 20:57:28 (permalink)
    quote:
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    VL: I was thinking about getting some grippers and doing some other grip stuff. I'd have to start with the trainer, but at least it'll keep me occupied!


    hell yeah it would keep you occupied - and more! I can honestly say that I would be happy doing grip training alone if I for some reason or another wouldn't be able to do anything else. Though having said that many of the grip exercises would not be suitable for your situation due to balancing muscle recruitment etc.

    but crushing training alone is very, very motivating, i'd say annoyingly obsessive and irritating.

    Might be worth asking in general if anyone have any spare trainer gripper, though i would think and hope that not before long you would be repping it so easy you would need to get #1... and #2 and onwards

    quote:

    After seeing the manchester meet photos, I'm hoping to be up that way in the summer and hopefully I should be back into the swing of things by. Would be nice to drop by!


    most definitely!
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    RE: The Re-birth - It's started! 2003/12/09 19:41:25 (permalink)
    9/12/03

    *CRRRRRRRUNCH!* Yup...had my appointment with the chiro! Everything is in place after a bit of re-adjustment!
    As suspected, my neck was slightly out of place so I've bought a new pillow, and muscle tightness was to blame for magnifying any pain.

    SERIOUSLY felt de-motivated today...I had demons telling me:
    "What's the point in bothering because you won't be able to lift for months!"
    I'll put it down to tiredness for now, and hopefully when I do eventually resume training it will all come back to me.


    -Couple of hours walking today. Alot less aggrovation than yesterday!

    -25 mins cycling at about 12.5mph...cut down on speed because of the aggrovation yesterday, deciding to be safe.



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    RE: The Re-birth - It's started! 2003/12/10 20:27:20 (permalink)
    10/12/03

    Just a couple of hours worth of walking today.
    Aggrovation is down, but not gone.

    Start swimming again tomorrow...going to start at 15 mins and increase volume each time i go.
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    RE: The Re-birth - It's started! 2003/12/10 22:44:49 (permalink)
    its great your still keen mate, you WILL do great with that attitude
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    RE: The Re-birth - It's started! 2003/12/11 20:03:01 (permalink)
    Your taking it nice and gradual... Your rehab should go great with your attitude...

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    RE: The Re-birth - It's started! 2003/12/11 20:24:40 (permalink)
    11/12/03

    Good news! I think I've solved the whole aggrovation thing...muscle tightness!

    -About 40 mins worth of walking

    -30 mins cycling this morning at around 13.5-14mph - felt ok, bar a bit of aggro

    -15 mins swimming this evening...got out of the pool and felt great!

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    RE: The Re-birth - It's started! 2003/12/12 20:46:18 (permalink)
    12/12/03

    Just a couple of hours of walking today...barely any aggrovation/soreness!

    Felt nice and loose, so I'm off at the crack of dawn for swim tomorrow morning and going to do a bit of cycling in the evening.

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    RE: The Re-birth - It's started! 2003/12/12 23:05:10 (permalink)

    Keep up the good work matey

    Unfortunately I picked up a barbell for JM Presses like a muppet and severely messed my back up, worse than the original injury 2 months ago [V]

    Stick at it, you give me hope
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    RE: The Re-birth - It's started! 2003/12/13 20:01:05 (permalink)
    Hang on in there Knighty. You are doing a great job. Everything comes to he who waits. By the way I luv your philosophy.
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    RE: The Re-birth - It's started! 2003/12/13 21:02:04 (permalink)
    Cheers guys!

    13/12/03

    All tightness/stiffness in legs/upper back/hips has pretty much gone!

    - Some walking

    - 20 minute swim this morning (crawl)

    - 30 minute cycling at about 15-15.5mph...felt fine, apart from a bit of warmth where I think I strained the area slightly when stepping up 2 steps in one go earlier in the day- feel fine now


    Right, I'm hoping to be cycling on mondays, wednesdays, and fridays, and swimming on Thursdays and Sundays from now on during my rehab period.
    As soon as I hit 30 minutes when swimming, I'm going to see how many lengths I can do in 30 minutes and then try and better myself every time I go in a similar fashion to the cycling.

    Also, after my next Chiro session I'm going to talk to him about grip training, and what he thinks will be safe (I have a good idea what I think is safe, but it's nice to get it confirmed)

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    RE: The Re-birth - It's started! 2003/12/14 20:19:38 (permalink)
    14/12/03

    Just a couple of hours worth of walking today. Felt fine, but quite stiff so I think I'll up my stretching a bit and go swimming 3 times a week instead of 2
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