Sunday, January 10, 2016
Light and slow Ruck.
My neck is definitely better than it was. The restriction at the occiput is gone but there is still some trap tightness and restriction around C4-7. Slept decent although left levator was tight when I woke up. Moving definitely helps
Definitely going in the right direction, the ribs are barely even noticeable and part of me things she put a rib IN rather than knocked one out. That right side rib cage has been elevate more than the left for awhile.
If she had hurt it it would be killing me today, but it's better. AND the rocktape I put on definitely helps. As usual I don't know why and, as usual I don't care. It works and works consistently. Let the academics figure it out later. I'm using it and glad it's available
But I wasn't even sure I was going to ruck today given that all this started last Sunday after my ruck. I didn't think it was that but I was a bit nervous. I'm totally done with this pain and restriction.
BUT I also thought it might help.Motion is lotion but I made sure to lighten the load, walk with my head as upright as possible , stop and stretch/squat often and go by feel.
I was perfectly ready to call it off if at any time it started going south. Good thing to be two blocks from home for this, too
Also took 30 min and did a proper roll and stretchout as well. That helped a lot. LOTS of neck nods and side to side rotations. I really really like these and use them ALL the time, in all kinds of movements.
I know they let whatever I'm stretching relax more and it increase ROM fairly quickly. It was key in my squat ROM
I most often do them when rocking on the floor.
12 iso squat stretches
2 hours exactly
8:10 tenth lap
7:55 twelfth lap
BW 162.2 !
purposely didn't time the laps til the very end when I was sure I was loose enough. I make sure NOT to speed up, I wanted to see what the average lap speed was. Surprisingly fast but then I realized I was ten lbs light !
Ten pounds makes a big difference
The big takeaway was the result of doing lots more squats with neck nods. Every time I did them the traps relaxed and the rotation and extension got better. SO I kept doing them. By the end of the workout my traps and neck were decidedly better than at the start.
Then I went home and got on the floor and stretched and rolled again. not type or look down
Nothing like a nice tap on the head from upstairs to remind you to pay attention to what is really important in life, and it's not how much weight is on the bar or how many reps I can do.
It's painfree unrestricted movement with your own body and good health!
If you don't listen to the tap the next sound is usually a two by four, and, as I said, I'm done living in chronic musculo-skeletolo pain.
But the key is NOT to stop moving, or training. it's modifying it correctly so that it helps make you heal fast, not fall further down the rabbit hole.
Presses tomorrow which should be fine.