Archive for Injuries

Matters of the Heart

I got my ultrasound results and just the same as the last 3 tests it has resulted in booking yet another appointment, this time with a cardiologist. I was told by my doctor that I have thickening of the left ventricle, something that I have since found out could be hereditary since my father and […]

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It’s Fall, time for a change.

I am very predictable in that every fall I need to change what I am doing. Maybe it’s because I have usually spent the summer grinding against my weight and going to the gym but whatever it is I am getting that same old feeling again. Before I go on, I have attached an image […]

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I Am Alive!!!

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So this has been fun… 8 days of stomach flu feeling like a human sprinkler system and no workouts. I am not sure why the sickness felt like it needed 3 run throughs just to get the job done but whatever the reason I am back now. I had breakfast for the first time this […]

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First Competition and The Cut At Work

This last couple of weeks has been very busy, with our first competition of the year in Brampton, two very big birthdays in the family and of course from my perspective time passing so very slowly because I can’t have wings 🙂 The girls did OK at competition, some much better than others naturally but […]

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Breaking Mental Blocks

Commonly in the sport of gymnastics you have athletes who are scared to perform a skill. It may be a skill they have done before without a problem, it could be a skill that they have performed and had a fall with or it could be a new skill. I want to address the first […]

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From Pez Dispenser To Bobblehead – The Chiro Episode

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So for years I have not only avoided Chiropractors, I have actively discouraged people from going to them. My belief was that the processes of the neck and back were too dangerous to mess with and it’s easy to find anti-chiro sentiments online to support this. In the back of my mind however I was […]

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Scared To Death & The Drop.

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Saturday I was doing deadlifts, form was good, weight was only 185, well within my limits when I set to pull and something popped in my back. Those of you who have paid attention will know I have a long history of back pain and issues along with 2 major surgeries. I am very familiar […]

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R14D31 – So Much For That. Calf (again).

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The calf strain is back but strangely this time it’s perfectly fine after I walk for a couple of minutes. It’s excruciatingly painful when I don’t and it came about after my workout 3 days ago where I did power cleans and pullups. I managed 85 of each but I guess I didn’t warm up […]

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R14D9 – Interrupted

My calf has been bad enough that I spent all weekend heating it an staying off it. It’s insanely painful to walk on and even now, a week later it is still painful enough that I am limping. I tried foam rolling, heat, ice, you name it, apart from chiropractic (obviously). I was not going […]

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R11D40-43: Another Weekend Away Plus Back Stretches

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This travelling is getting tedious and honestly I am losing my enthusiasm for hotel beds and pools. This weekend we were out in Peterborough where the best hotel room in the whole town was only $129. On Friday I rested and coached 3 hours but on Saturday before we left I managed to squeeze in […]

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