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Old 08-29-2008, 11:00 AM   #601
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Went into the gym this afternoon. Did some BW squats. Used the foam roller on my hips. Did my mobility drills. Squatted the bar. Felt a twinge. Foam rolled again. Went all the way through my mobility drills again, squatted 135 5 times as a WU set...felt the twinge again. Right leg was completely numb & didn't want to support my weight. Fucking hurt. So I changed & headed home. I'm going to ice my hip while I'm icing my shoulder now. We'll see what tomorrow brings. I'm going to go to the gym in the morning if it's not bothering me when I wake up. I'll do my mobility drills & warm up at home...before doing it all again when I get to the gym.

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Old 08-29-2008, 11:17 AM   #602
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is the leg thing new?
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My hip mobility sucks. The hip flexors have bothered me before, but I was always able to get them loose. I've been using the foam roller on my hips EVERY single workout. Today was somewhat of a freak occurrence though. It's the first time I really noticed them acting up in more than a month, I think. I think it will be okay by tomorrow since I quit as soon as it started to misbehave.
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Old 08-31-2008, 10:56 AM   #604
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Squats - 2X5 135, 185, 3X3 225, 275, 275, 2X5 225, 225
Incline BB bench press - 3X10 135
Triceps pull downs

That was a fun little squat workout. I managed to stay very, very deep. I foam rolled my hips between each set because they wouldn't stay loose. Because it's my first real squat workout in a while, I worked on depth a bit more. Incline press was terrific. My wrists kept trying to roll back...I don't know why I was doing that. I think that subconsciously it had something to do with my shoulder. I'm going to get some wrist straps today anyway since I've been needing some. Three 10's @ 135 was the perfect volume for pressing. I just happened to hit those numbers as the weakened parts of the shoulder started to fatigue. Amazingly, incline press feels 10000 times better than flat.
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Old 08-31-2008, 11:53 AM   #605
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The leg numbness could be a really bad sciatica. Most of the time people get shooting pain in the leg, or burning, etc...starts in the lower back and butt and goes down one leg. The leg pain being the worse. I got all sorts of pain...but it's possible to get numbness or weakness.

Ross, check this out to help out with the PT visits...

http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_...active_patient

Yeah, I know, it's more EC, lol...what am I to do, he's a font.

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If you act sanctimonious I will just list out your logical fallacies until you get pissed off and spew blasphemous remarks.
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good article.
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Incline press - 2X5 155, 175, 1X15 135
Pull downs- DS
Push ups

I went with a dumb weight for one set on incline press...and I got away with it. A lot of my strength is returning.. Still doing rehab/prehab stuff. I want to stop by the PT again today if I can fit it into my schedule.

One thing that I've been wondering is this: If I am progressing with the weight I'm lifting during workouts, shouldn't I increase the resistance used in my prehab exercises to keep up?
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I don't know exactly what all "prehab" you are doing but they are more about activation. But of course you can increase the resistance a bit. But don't worry about keeping up. Some of these things you can do 20 reps on...
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For scapular press ups, dip shrugs, and the scapular contraction thing I was doing on the machine, I ended up doing sets of 20+. I think that if for example I had wrapped a heavy resistance band around my back from hand to hand for scapular press ups that I would have increased my strength & durability in that area. I guess I'm having a hard time swallowing the improbable fact that there was nothing I could do to prevent the injury. More rest would have helped. I want to be more proactive with injury prevention if I can this go around.
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Hmm? You're doing right, Ross. I was answering the question about adding resistance. OF COURSE, it could have been prevented. "Injurires Happen" is a little story people tell themselves to get through the day.

You're trying to activate these scapular movers and stabilizers. Just getting them to come to the party. Yes, you can progress and add resistance, etc...but don't get carried away. Play it by ear as you can overdo it. There should come a time when you won't have to do these things ALL the time.
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