So, I’m trying to clear my sidewalk last night. Six inches of hard-packed snow and ice, with an ice scraper. And all those Woodchops I’ve incorporated recently really let me get behind that baby. When you’re at the just the right angle the blow can take out a good 1’ x 2’ chunk. Saves a lot of chipping.
Well, on one particularly world record discus throw torque, I was not at “just the right angle”. And the sudden physics experiment involving the deceleration of the handle was made manifest in the inside of the last knuckle of my right hand.
Just got back from the Doc this afternoon. Spiral fracture of the fifth metacarpal, or boxers fracture with an applied torque. Fiberglass splint, six weeks, no trying to grip for three,…
I’m still only mildly freaking out, but that could deteriorate rather quickly. It’s Friday night, and all this has me thinking about rye for the first time in years. Don’t let me go there. I was making great gains. The last time I was shutdown for four weeks, I dropped 25 pounds. Not good. Must stay active.
I need a plan.
I may be able to get enough palm for some machine presses and pressdowns, leg press, back extensions… But what to pull? That whole unilateral thing kinda weirds me out, but I’ll try anything.
Any new insight is much appreciated.