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09 October 2003 @ 06:01 pm
Damn it, not again  
Getting married = most excellent. Deadlifting 150 pounds on Tuesday = spiffy. Having arm owies that seem to be the result of grumpy rotator cuffs = teh sux0r. This is eerily reminiscent of the knee problems I had a while back. I've been doing rotator cuff exercises every other day (with embarrassingly teeny dumbbells - it turns out that there is a good use for itsy-bitsy pink neoprene TP rolls), I found some trigger points in my shoulder blades earlier today, and benching on Tuesday didn't seem to aggravate anything, so I'm optimistic, but still, I couldn't do chin-ups last time I worked out because my arms were bothering me, which was annoying. Maybe I can replace that exercise with bent-over barbell rows for the time being.

Oh yeah...I still have to catch up on my workout log. Bad bad me. =P
 
 
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(Anonymous) on October 9th, 2003 11:28 pm (UTC)
Saw the wedding pics... if I saw you walking down the street with that makeup on, I might not recognize you! ^_^

The Heavy Metal Matador: frylockrydain on October 11th, 2003 06:29 am (UTC)
My dad sent me some of his pictures, and there was at least one where I seriously wouldn't have recognized myself if I hadn't known it was me. My eyes looked HYOOOOGE, but when it comes to me and photos, that's A Good Thing (tm) because they tend to disappear otherwise, making me look stupid. Incidentally, if you see me with a sort of a weird stare in a photo, that's because I'm widening my eyes on purpose so they won't squint by accident.
christikr on October 10th, 2003 06:20 am (UTC)
Yay for marriage. Congratsies. ^^
The Heavy Metal Matador: frylockrydain on October 11th, 2003 06:30 am (UTC)
Thankies! It was a kickass celebration. ^_^
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The Heavy Metal Matador: frylockrydain on October 11th, 2003 06:27 am (UTC)
Thanks! The wedding kicked ass, and that bar was just a handful of pounds lighter than I am... ^_^

I thought it was rotator cuff trouble because the insides of my elbows hurt last week while doing EZ bar curls on assistance day, and I've read that this could be a result of rotator cuff owies causing your biceps tendons to mistrack. Now, though, I'm thinking that it's probably just back weirdness. I bugged Rando to massage my traps today and yesterday. He got a bunch of knots out, and I was able to bench just fine tonight (I slowed it down a bit to make sure that I wasn't jerking my shoulders around) and do chin-ups as well, which had bothered me on Tuesday.

Then again, I tried some of the rotator cuff tests that I found while searching misc.fitness.weights, and some of them (e.g. reaching into a back pocket) feel weird, although they don't actually hurt. I'll just keep taking my ibuprofen and glucosamine and doing my arm stretches and pink dumbbell exercises. At the very least, it will help prevent shoulder trouble in the future.