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Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:24 pm
by DonQuijote
Sorry to hear that Ruli. Sounds like you're not having a good time.

Hope you get better soon.

Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:43 pm
by Ruli
howzit peoples!!!
yes, yes, i'm still around, keeping tabs on al yours progresses by frequently reading your logs. looks good i must say.
well, it looks like the tendonitis is in it's final stages of healing. i should be fit to start training again in about two weeks time. i've just had a look at my excell log and noticed that the last training i did was the 10th august. shit, it will be two months without SF. no wonder i'm so grumpy!!!
does anyone have any tips / ideas as to how i should approach my return. i'm helluva scared that on my first wod i will agrivate my tendons again. surely there must be a way to exercise in such a manner as to prevent a recurrence of the injury.
any advice would be appreciated.

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:49 am
by DonQuijote
Ruli wrote:does anyone have any tips / ideas as to how i should approach my return.
Yes. Gently.

Don't be over-exuberant and over do it. Give yourself time to ease back into it.

I know that was all far too obvious.

Great to have you back!

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:32 pm
by Ruli
thanx don, although i wasn't realy gone.
can't wait though to be back in it 100%, i.e. to work out again.

Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:03 pm
by saling4
I would not do squats. Maybe chairs up against the wall along with pull ups and push ups.

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:36 am
by Ruli
thanx for the advice saling, but my problem is not in my ankles, but my elbow!
so pull-ups is the real challenge here.

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:52 am
by saling4
oops , Never mind. That just officially sucks then. I hope it heals soon.

Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 9:56 pm
by Ruli
my SF progress has been a stop start affair so far. i started doing SF on the 1st june 09 and was plagued by injuries up and until the 10th august when i was diagnosed with tendinitis in the elbow.
an agonizing three months later i eventually started exercising today again!!!
i don't think my elbow is 100% healed yet, but i can't wait any longer. besides, it only hurt when i did pull-ups and i felt a little pain doing neutrals. everything was fine when i did chin-ups, so i'll guess i'll do chin-ups for as long as possible.
so, started with D1L1 again and managed 21 rounds. taking it slow initially, so as not to aggravate the injury.

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 4:09 am
by saling4
Welcome back Ruli....Slow and easy is my motto.

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:08 pm
by Ruli
thanx saling, i'll definitely take it slow and easy.
i'd actually forgotten how sore and stiff your body is after a good workout the previous day!!!! it's a "nice" feeling though.
one area of concern is my elbow though. although i had no pain or discomfort during my routine yesterday, my elbow is sore today - and a different sore from the rest of my muscles.
will wait and see what happens with D2 tomorrrow.

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 6:24 am
by Ruli
i'm gonna sh1t bricks tomorrow!!!!

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 12:12 am
by DonQuijote
That would probably hurt more than your elbow!!

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 7:05 pm
by Ruli
it most definitely would!!!!
did L1D2 on wednesday - untimed.
although i could still feel some pain from stiff muscles as a result of D1, it wasn't as bad as what i'd thought it would be.

yesterday's D3 went like this:

chin-ups: 2,2,1,1,1,1,1,1
push-ups: 15,6
squats: 21

time: 4:20

although below 5 min's, i'll stay on L1 for another week or two. my form in chin-ups weren't great. in fact, i couldn't get my chin chin above the bar on the last 4 reps, which indicates a lack of strength. hopefully, in time, this will be addressed.

Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 9:43 pm
by Ruli
i managed 24 rounds today on D1L1. worked up quite a sweat and was out of breath afterwards.
during the last 5 min's or so i had to resort to jump and pull, as i just didn't have enough strength to get my chin over the bar.

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:11 am
by DonQuijote
Great stuff Ruli.

Great to see you going again.