08/18/2012 Where the fuck you been?

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  1. Good luck man. I really hope you don’t need shoulder surgery. That is what lead me to join crossfit. Stay active through out if you can, you have worked so hard and come so far, keep it up. Squatting is awesome, become a master.

  2. Thanks for sharing, it sounds like you have a great handle on your transition. You will be as successful at refocusing as you have been with the whole process, kill it! Finitely n inspiration to me.
    Dwayne

  3. Man, I’m sorry to hear about your shoulder injury. That sucks. I injured my left shoulder as a sophomore in college, and re-aggravate the injury every 2 years or so, and have to wait ~6 months until it feels better. During that stretch, I have to stop pretty much all upper-body exercise. It’s really frustrating. I’m kinda working my way out of one of these stretches right now, so for the past several months, I’ve been spending a lot of time on a stationary bike. It’s not nearly as monotonous as running on a tread mill, but you don’t have to worry about traffic or getting a flat. Maybe that’d be worth trying?

  4. That looks pretty cool, man.
    I’ve just been using one of the bikes at the gym. I try to go for like 45 minutes and to cover as much distance as I can. Each bike has a slightly different impression of how fast / far you’re going, so I try to use the same bike each time. It’s kind of addictive; I’ve gotten a lot better than when I started and the improvement really feeds that addictive sense of accomplishment.
    I also went a bought a mid-range road bike and am biking with some people in lab on the weekends. I went on a 39 mile ride on Sunday which was pretty sweet.
    The biggest difference I’ve noticed between stationary bikes and real bikes is the absence of wind. Wind really cools you down and makes it easier for you to push yourself harder. If I were to buy my own stationary bike, I’d also buy an industrial fan to put in front of it.

  5. Rouis,
    A similar experience happened to me when I strained my pec. Scaling and modifying every workout becomes tedious at best and really fucking annoying at worst. Rybear gave you good advice, use it, and work with a coach to develop a tailored plan to get solid at what you can do. For me it was also squats and DLs. Any strength gains made there will transfer well once you are back to 100%. Stay at it man!

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