[quote]Mathew Bertrand wrote:
Why don’t you post what the problem is, and what all the mobility and rehab stuff you’re doing and see if someone can help you out rather than give up.[/quote]
Never said give up, just take a lot of time off to let heal but sure I’d love people’s take on it. Here are the injuries that just seem like they won’t go away.
Impingement in my right shoulder (mobility is full range of motion so overhead is fine but when I try any weight on any pressing exercise it start getting worse) I know it’s impingement with Hawkins test and had a physio take a look. (started when shoulder popped maxing out, initially couldn’t lift arm overhead with no pain).
Golfer’s elbow in left elbow (was doing one arm chinups and one day just started aching), it’s fine if I rest and do nothing on it but when pain goes away and I start trying to curl (I go as light as 20s trying to rehab it) or do regular pullups with no weight the next day and concurrent days the pain will get worse and worse. Rowing seems to be fine and can even go heavy here without any problems.
Now this one I am completely dumbfounded with and anyone that know about grip or wrists, I’d appreciate any suggestions. Strange wrist pain (both wrists) on the ulnar side. It never hurts during exercise and I feel it when I am say reaching for something and move my wrist sideways (ulnar deviation). The only thing I’ve been able to narrow down it to is fat bar work but it flares up here and there randomly and I haven’t been able to pinpoint the cause (I’ve obviously dropped fat bar work). I use to do a lot of grip work and suspect it’s something from that but I have no idea what.
Left shoulder pain with shoulder depression and regular pullups aggravate it (well not really the pullup itself but the bottom portion of pullup with make it ache). Also pretty unclear as to what it is, it had healed and improved greatly but I still can’t do pullups or dips or it’ll start aching and escalate from there.
Mobility I do YTWLs, shoulder flexion against a wall (wall slide bother the impingement), shoulder flexion in external rotation and arm circles. Soft tissue work I do 3x per week and I use a pvc pipe and lacrosse ball focusing on these areas: upper back on the left and right sides, infraspinatus and teres minor, lats, back of shoulder, side of shoulder, front of shoulder. I also use a metal scrapper for soft tissue work on both forearms. I also stretch after foam rolling.
For rehab exercises I do a lot of rows, face pulls, protraction in pushup position, rear delt flyes, just started doing the wrist roller for the elbow (flexion and extension) and it seems like it doesn’t bother it where as regular wrist curls do.
The main problem is this stuff goes away/doesn’t bother me when I am not doing training, when I come back they all gradually start coming back until it gets bad enough and I am forced to take time off again. Hence the idea to take more than a few weeks off maybe everything will heal for good.