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Paul Victory wrote: Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:48 pm Had a visit with the physio this morning and he advised me not to row for a while. I'm still having a lot of lower back problems and he feels that erging will exacerbate the problems. I'm seeing him again in two weeks' time and will review the situation then.
Sorry to hear that Paul. Hopefully two weeks rest and a gentle return will do the trick 🤞🏻
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Pulled/tore something in my back (lower right hand side, where my muscles (?) attach to the top of my rear pelvic bones).I've had problems in this area before owing to my very predominant right sided leg drive. I'm at 4 days hobbling about and maxing out on Ibuprofen and I'm still struggling to be more than slightly mobile - so 2021 is going to have to start with a whimper rather than a bang. Now, where's that hot water bottle again..?
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plummy wrote: Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:53 am Pulled/tore something in my back (lower right hand side, where my muscles (?) attach to the top of my rear pelvic bones).I've had problems in this area before owing to my very predominant right sided leg drive. I'm at 4 days hobbling about and maxing out on Ibuprofen and I'm still struggling to be more than slightly mobile - so 2021 is going to have to start with a whimper rather than a bang. Now, where's that hot water bottle again..?
Try a bag of something frozen too 👍 wrapped in a tea towel 🙂 heal up quickly 🤞
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Sorry to hear about the injury Plummy. Sounds like one of those annoying “strains” that can be quite painful and difficult to do anything about other than rest up.
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Sorry to hear it Plummy, hope that it heals up. Just start back slowly at lower DF.

I managed to do something to my shoulder when I came off seat at maximum power, bizarrely it isn't slowing me down on the rower as it doesn't hurt if I pull straight and look forward, she who must be obeyed is a bit bemused that I can't do jobs overhead but can do HMs on rower!

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Iain wrote: Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:09 pm I managed to do something to my shoulder when I came off seat at maximum power!
Surely this is a story we need to know more about :lol: #-o
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JonT wrote: Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:25 pmSurely this is a story we need to know more about :lol: #-o
Not very spectacular, was doing 30S r1' intervals at R24 taking every stroke at maximum. Not sure what I did differently, but managed to end up crooked with the corner of my seat pad folded over and only half on the seat. I stupidly tried t keep rowing so puled unevenly. Due to slow rating managed to square up after one stroke and get the seat pad flat again over 2 more. As someone who used to regularly do 100m sprints and end up astride the rail at least once during each such session, far from dramatic and alot less painful! unaware of any injury until the session was over when I realised that lifting my arm up &/or turning my neck towards it really hurt!
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Iain wrote: Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:58 pm
JonT wrote: Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:25 pmSurely this is a story we need to know more about :lol: #-o
Not very spectacular, was doing 30S r1' intervals at R24 taking every stroke at maximum. Not sure what I did differently, but managed to end up crooked with the corner of my seat pad folded over and only half on the seat. I stupidly tried t keep rowing so puled unevenly. Due to slow rating managed to square up after one stroke and get the seat pad flat again over 2 more. As someone who used to regularly do 100m sprints and end up astride the rail at least once during each such session, far from dramatic and alot less painful! unaware of any injury until the session was over when I realised that lifting my arm up &/or turning my neck towards it really hurt!
Sorry to hear about your DIY avoidance injury - have you ever thought of auditioning for "Takeshi's Castle"? :) :) :) :) :)

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paulgould wrote: Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:13 pmSorry to hear about your DIY avoidance injury - have you ever thought of auditioning for "Takeshi's Castle"? :) :) :) :) :)

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No as I hadn't heard of it until your post! reading its Wikipedia page I think "You've Been Framed" is more likely, although I did submit an application to "Total Wipeout" that was too late for the final series.

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Iain wrote: Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:19 am
paulgould wrote: Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:13 pmSorry to hear about your DIY avoidance injury - have you ever thought of auditioning for "Takeshi's Castle"? :) :) :) :) :)

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No as I hadn't heard of it until your post! reading its Wikipedia page I think "You've Been Framed" is more likely, although I did submit an application to "Total Wipeout" that was too late for the final series.

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Well you are certainly doing your bit to make Erging a spectator sport :D :D
Joking aside, you are doing really well with your training currently - keep it up =D> =D>

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In the last week I have not been on the rower due to some virus I have picked up. Feels like mild Dengue (which I had last December). Awfully painful back, tiredness. I had to have the obligatory Covid test to check that I was not infected and transmitting to my students.
On Tuesday I sat on the rower to do a warm up. After 1000m, I flaked out and went to sleep for 12 hours, just waking up before virtual classes.

Still feeling a bit rough. Will see how it goes, just going to take it easy.

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Doing Bulgarian Split Squats earlier this week with a 12kg medicine ball and my left foot slipped off the bench and hit the floor.....hard! I can barely put any weight on my foot now and my big toe is a lot bigger!

After a day I went to the hospital - no fracture, just a bad sprain. So fingers crossed I will be OK after a few days. Adapted PT session today, but no chance of rowing yet #-o
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Good news on no fractures or breakages. They sound nasty as an exercise truth be told - maybe one to avoid in future... ;-)
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That’s very unfortunate Jon. Hope you recover quickly.

I’ve been advised to stay off the erg for a while. This is not due to any new injury - just a new therapist that I’m seeing about my lower back issues who has put me on a new regime and wants me to take things a bit easier for a while.
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Every cloud has a silver lining. I have been a lot of John’s Rowalong sessions and listening to him on technique. As a result I have been trying to minimise my heal lift and get the best possible contact with my feet at the catch. It’s always hard to break habits, and I have struggled with this and keeping a form I am comfortable with.

It turns out that having a very sore toe does wonders for minimising heal lift


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Diagnosed with a right-side shoulder rotator cuff injury by a physio yesterday after 4~6 weeks of extreme pain if I move it at just the "wrong" angle. 90~95% of movement is ok but 3 times in the last 2 weeks I've managed to hit that wrong angle/stretch and it's left me in agony for 45 mins to an hour after. I was convinced it was tear of some kind but he reckons not - so I've got a set of specific strengthening and stretching exercises and will be going back for progress updates weekly. If it doesn't improve he's suggested an ultrasound as a deeper delve into what might be wrong. Think I'm getting old... :-(
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plummy wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:54 pm Diagnosed with a right-side shoulder rotator cuff injury by a physio yesterday after 4~6 weeks of extreme pain if I move it at just the "wrong" angle. 90~95% of movement is ok but 3 times in the last 2 weeks I've managed to hit that wrong angle/stretch and it's left me in agony for 45 mins to an hour after. I was convinced it was tear of some kind but he reckons not - so I've got a set of specific strengthening and stretching exercises and will be going back for progress updates weekly. If it doesn't improve he's suggested an ultrasound as a deeper delve into what might be wrong. Think I'm getting old... :-(
Sorry to hear that Plummy. Sounds really annoying when you have no idea when you might happen to just make that awkward move. Will it stop you rowing, or is that something you can do without aggravating it?
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Not stopping rowing at the moment as fortunately rowing doesn't cause the "who just knifed me in the shoulder?" pain. Add to that, I'm not handing you that place on the metreboard without a fight! ;-). I'll stay away from anything too sprinty though.
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plummy wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:05 pm Not stopping rowing at the moment as fortunately rowing doesn't cause the "who just knifed me in the shoulder?" pain. Add to that, I'm not handing you that place on the metreboard without a fight! ;-). I'll stay away from anything too sprinty though.
That's good to hear Plummy.

Realistically there is no hope of me closing the gap between us unless I do something legendary. I hope I can mop up a few of the "dormant" rowers that sit between us though. I hope the shoulder is on track for a full recovery.
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