My physio told me I could go back to the gym last week on light weights which I did on Saturday.
The first half of my workout was fine, on much reduced weights and I completed bench press wide and narrow grip supersets.
I then went over to the incline bench to do incline dumbbells and wide flies, but lifting the dumbbells and twisting sent shooting sharp pains through my arm and I dropped the weights.
Needless to say I with my arm now throbbing and swelling I decided to go home and ice it up and see what I had done.
I feel like the two weeks of arm rest has all been for nothing as I am pain again and arm stretching the arm with the exercises my physio gave me as often as I remember.
It’s a real downer having this injury because I was so focused on getting the weights.
I think I need to find a gym instructor that can help me put together a workout routines that does not stress this particular injury as I have the distinct impression it’s going to take a while for it to fully heal.
Tomorrow I will be back at the gym working on cardio and core strength again.
But trust me that is damn boring!
I have tennis elbow at the moment from overworking my arms at the gym (and probably at the computer too).
It started in one arm about two months ago, but I recovered without any intervention. then about two weeks ago I started to get a sharp pain in my left arm and elbow with certain movements.
I’m a bit of a wuss when it comes to that sort of pain so I cut the weights workouts and for the last two weeks have been focusing only on cardio and core strength.
Tomorrow I intend restarting the weights routine, although I will drop the weights right down for a while and wear an elbow support to stop the tendon from being too stressed as it’s still a bit tender.
I have been training like a maniac the last few months, I have found a real new routine where I go to the gym early in the morning at around 6 am and workout for an hour – an hour and a half.
Injury is always a pain literally and figuratively the extra cardio while great for the mid section that I am trying to reduce I want to get back to doing weights.
I’ve been seeing the physio a few times to sort the elbow out and it’s improved but not as quickly as I would have liked, but I suppose that’s the downside of getting older!
But I have been given stretches and exercises which I can do now to unlock the muscle and then later I can learn techniques to build it up and prevent it from happening again.
Well ok not quite midnight, but my dear friend Virpi sent me this picture of me back in June in Helsinki which was taken just after nine PM at night and boy is it light
It as the first time I had been in Finland in Summer, I had been there in the dead of winter, spring and autumn but never summer and boy that was an experience.
It never seemed to get truly dark for more than an hour or two.
Ah I miss my friends in Finland and would love nothing more then the ability to just swan around the world on whims and visit different friends for a day or two.
Lordy me time flies when you are having fun!
It’s been well over a year since I last wrote a blog entry ad let me say not a huge amount changes.
In the last year I have:
- Travelled through the UK, France and Finland
- Spent weeks in hospital for some weird chest thing that was never fully explained
- Become even more obsessive about my gym routines
- Worked like there is no tomorrow
- Employed more staff in my business
- Adopted a second beagle named Sofia
- Was one of the best men at a gay wedding
So why restart blogging?
I need a creative outlet to rant and carry on, one that isn’t twitter and isn’t Facebook as much as I love Facebook.
so here I am.
In addition I want to resurrect my online persona a little bit, it was fun when I had one and I think I want to have one again.