i... guess i won't be training for a while.
step one: find the largest brazilian you can. he'll be your partner.
step two: your partner stands in your spider guard.
step three: place your left foot on his right bicep.
step three: grab his left leg and pull your head in to it.
step three: stretch him out on the left side while lifting your hips and pushing his left hip with your right foot.
step four: say "ow," as your back goes out.
fucking hell. took me half an hour to get to my car.
oh, and i'd like to thank the guys at the desk at gold's gym for claiming not to have any ibuprofen.
Originally Posted by pauli
ouch dude. Is is muscle pull? You see a chiropactor yet?
Do you do any back exercise before rolling? That's not going fix it I'm just curious.
warmup is usually (as today) some jogging, stretching, pushups, jumping jacks, some sort of odd situps. we weren't even rolling, just working a technique.
i suspect it might be a more than just a muscle, but i have no signs of nerve problems. just sharp pain if i bend the wrong way. fortunately my sister is home before leaving for grad school next month...
i've had my back go out before, and i recovered fairly quickly those times. i'm hoping to be walking comfortably by tomorrow, but right now, i'm not leaving this chair.
is there is no swelling I recommend a heating pad.
Originally Posted by pauli
Ouch. Most likely your hyperextended a muscle or tendon. If it was the spine, you would be knowing by know... seriously. Nevertheless, go see a doctor on Monday if it doesn't go away (and if the pain is severe, maybe ask him if he/she can INJECT the affected area with an anti-inflamatory such as a corticosteriod (I had a nasty back spasm once, and that was the fix.)
In the meantime, get a liniment, tiger balm preferred, or icy hot or vick vaporub; not only take ibuprofen, but perhaps aspirin. Keep the area warm, even hot around the clock. In my experience, icing the back does no good ****, and can even make it worse.
Try LIGHTLY (and I mean fucking LIGHTLY) to stretch in all directions, but in particular towards the directions that are painful... and I MEAN LIGHTLY and only if you keep your affected area warmed up and only as much as the pain is minimal. Don't force it.
Hope you get better... and see a doctor on Monday if the pain remains severe and it becomes evident that the pain is not subsiding.
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Yes, go to a doctor. And carry some ibuprofen around with you.
Did you use an ice pack when it first happened? Or did they not have ice, either?
there's no swelling. didn't ice it. i'm gaining range of motion (slowly, of course) as i sit here. bend the wrong way and it hurts, though. i almost tapped the chair a couple times ;)
back is pretty warm from sitting against pillows for hours now, but i'm going to ask my sister for the heating pad soon.
and yeah, i'm going to a doctor on monday if it's not improving.
man... my conditioning is going to go to ****. though i was able to do a pushup at class while figuring out how to get off the mats...
called my karate instructor, so he knows; my jiu jitsu instructor should be able to figure it out. i'll call him later, though.
Stick to bench presses and pull ups. Maybe do some swimming? I don't mean hardcore Olympic swimming with the caps and nose clips, I mean, lie flat on your back and wiggle your limbs to move around.
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