Have you ever not returned a phone call to someone, and then you realize that the amount of time you have not-talked to them has exceeded normal socially acceptable amounts, and then thinking about how much time you’ve not-contacted them adds more pressure and then you don’t contact them even longer?
BJJ CONFESSION TIME
Bless me, Saulo, for I have sinned. It’s been over 2 weeks since updating my blog. And I’ve only done BJJ once this month.
IF NOT BJJ OR BLOGGING, WTF HAVE YOU BEEN DOING?
I started my new job! Excellent! I have more free time! Excellent!
I also changed gyms. That was harder. I’m still in the same John Frankl network, but I have a new coach.
I hurt my shoulder. It’s a lingering injury, but when I went to BJJ 2 weeks ago, it exacerbated the issue, and I had residual pain – enough that I’m planning an appointment to get it looked at, and I’ve started doing some physical therapy stretches.
I’ve been avoiding everything. I’m not sure why. I fell into a TV hole and haven’t easily been able to climb out of it. So I’ve been watching Orange is the New Black and The Mentalist and Criminal Minds and a million other shows. I’ve gorged myself on tv after last month when I realized I hadn’t watched but an hour or two of tv in a week or two.
I’ve been reading blogs, but have gotten far behind on commenting. So I think that the amount of “behind-ness” has felt somewhat overwhelming.
Did you hear about the butcher who backed into his meat grinder? He got a little behind in his work.
So…how you doin’? Any awesome blog posts you want to share with us here? Could be something you’ve written, or something fantastic you’ve read. Any news you’d like to share? Are you competing this month?
my physio gave me these (minus the lateral exercises in the middle, but i think they look reasonable) for my shoulder injuries as rehabilitation, and it helped a lot! (really treally a lot. from barely able to move to almost full strengh supported range of movement)
They can be done very nicely if you have access to a cable machine that allows for horizontal pulls on hip-height. Or you can modify the cable machine, so that it does. 🙂 Alternativliy you can use a theraband and a door.
Take care and get well soon!
Thanks! I’ll take a look at that later. I’m doing these ones now:
I am in no way an expert in physiotherapy or rehabilitation, nor do i know what injury exactly you are dealing with. But i think i picked up a few things when i had my shoulder injury. ( and sorry if i hijack your thread 🙂 )
As far as i understood, when you stay in the field of conservative therapy, no surgery or anything, you would mostly want to strenghen the surrounding mucles to ease the stress on the injured area (ligaments, tendons, cartilage) and have your body support it and its wheight again.
A physio friend of mine once told me, that there are no shortenings in ligaments or tendons exept for the pathogenic forms like morbus dupuytren or the like. So mostly what is know as shortage – like, when you have problems touching your toes with straight legs – it’s unaccustomed muscles, and not a real disease. That is not to say, that fully warmed up stretches after class or after workout aren’t a good idea. (actually, i recently heard that it was a bad idea for heavy wheight training, because it’s said to increase the tiny fractions in the stressed muscles and therefor increase soreness and recoverytime, so they recomend on splitting heavy wheight training and fully warmed up stretching units)
It seems to me that the physiotherapeutical approach to most injury induced shoulder problems would be strenghtening the small and stabilising muscles in that area.
Other but absolutly fascinating topic: a team mate of mine has had a rupture in his lateral coallateral ligament in his knee and apperantly it is not common anymore to do surgery on such injuries, but to have it immediatly entirely immobilised and let the blood particle and the other repairstuff the body sends there to form a new piece of ligament. basicly like scartissue but inside the body and over a distance. Really cool, the body is the best surgeon 🙂
So, good luck, and good luck with your new job, and get well soon 🙂
You should get rid of your TV. It’s nothing but a time-suck. 🙂
You should just get rid of your TV. It’s nothing but a time suck. Remove temptation. 🙂
Joke’s on you! I don’t even own a tv. I just download my stuff and watch it on my computer or my tablet. 😛
JiuJiu you rock so hard that you and your body and your brilliant, active mind deserve a little break. Don’t be so hard on yourself. And as cliche as it sounds, your fonder heart will just beat with joy when you return.
I’m in a similar boat. I’ve been nursing a hip flexor injury for a few weeks and am frustrated. I know it will be better soon enough but being sidelined stinks.