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Bret S.

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Missed morning training on Tuesday due to poor sleep. I mentioned the grumpy right elbow a couple days ago - went to the batting cages Tuesday afternoon, and that really aggravated it. Going to give it a few days rest.

7/28 07:00

Samurai getups x10
Belly getups x10
50min treadmill run/walk 3.9m

Ran out of time for stretching. Volleyball in the evening.
Any ideas on what inflamed the elbow? One thing I see which could be a culprit is 22 NR of snatches with 32k? Added soreness has been a feature for my body lately, and I feel like I'm taking it easy..
 

WhatWouldHulkDo

Level 7 Valued Member
Any ideas on what inflamed the elbow? One thing I see which could be a culprit is 22 NR of snatches with 32k? Added soreness has been a feature for my body lately, and I feel like I'm taking it easy..
Yeah, I think it was a combination of two things:
1. I think the initial irritation came from baseball practice, hitting grounders and fly balls to the boys with one hand. I really need to practice doing that 2-handed to protect my elbow.
2. This training cycle has certainly been hard on the forearms/elbows - snatching, pull-ups, probably hangboard too. So, just not a lot of rest after the initial irritation, accumulated fatigue eventually wears it down.

Next cycle I'm going to lay off snatches and pull-ups, give it a little break.
 

Bret S.

Level 8 Valued Member
Missed morning training on Tuesday due to poor sleep. I mentioned the grumpy right elbow a couple days ago - went to the batting cages Tuesday afternoon, and that really aggravated it. Going to give it a few days rest.

7/28 07:00

Samurai getups x10
Belly getups x10
50min treadmill run/walk 3.9m

Ran out of time for stretching. Volleyball in the evening.
Any ideas on what inflamed the elbow? One thing I see which could be a culprit is 22 NR of snatches with 32k? Added soreness has been a feature for my body lately, and I feel like I'm taking it easy..
Yeah, I think it was a combination of two things:
1. I think the initial irritation came from baseball practice, hitting grounders and fly balls to the boys with one hand. I really need to practice doing that 2-handed to protect my elbow.
2. This training cycle has certainly been hard on the forearms/elbows - snatching, pull-ups, probably hangboard too. So, just not a lot of rest after the initial irritation, accumulated fatigue eventually wears it down.

Next cycle I'm going to lay off snatches and pull-ups, give it a little break.
Yep, initial trauma.. then accumulation.. repetition.. ? point to inflammation. It's always lurking, though I have to say vitamin C in large daily doses really seems to help keep small things from becoming big things.
 

WhatWouldHulkDo

Level 7 Valued Member
8/3 07:00

Samurai getups x10
Belly getups x10
50min treadmill run/walk 3.9m
FSPM + front splits

8/3 18:00

DL 370# x5,3,2
BP 185# x5,3,2
Hammer turns 10x10
Balance board work

Wow, those deadlifts took a lot out of my hamstrings. Some combination of burpee fatigue, a long layoff from deadlifts, and more volume than I would typical do, I reckon.
 
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WhatWouldHulkDo

Level 7 Valued Member
8/9 07:30

BAN practice
Trifecta
Shoulder sequence

8/9 18:30

Burpees 14x2

... little break for some Dad duties...

Burpees 16x2
Bent press 10x1 32

Felt a little run down today, not much spring in the burpees - not surprising, yesterday was the first run close to 5m in quite a while. Might need a recovery day tomorrow.
 

Bret S.

Level 8 Valued Member
Felt a little run down today, not much spring in the burpees - not surprising, yesterday was the first run close to 5m in quite a while. Might need a recovery day tomorrow.
Looking forward to extended running again, and yes. heat doesn't help a lot. Finally hitting a groove with the pup and putting him in his crate when I need to do stuff, he likes the sleep I think. That will let me get to the beach for running again. We're (pup an I) doing two and a half miles every morning with half of that running, and another mile plus every evening, all walking is quick.
My legs and hips feel bulletproof doing consistent locomotion on hills, that makes me curious as to how legs will feel on an extended run. I'm guessing it'll be a lot harder.
 

WhatWouldHulkDo

Level 7 Valued Member
My legs and hips feel bulletproof doing consistent locomotion on hills, that makes me curious as to how legs will feel on an extended run. I'm guessing it'll be a lot harder.
The other interesting data point I had yesterday was that my weight dropped 3 pounds vs the prior day. I interpret that to mean I was probably pretty low on water and/or glycogen - despite feeling like I had consumed plenty of water and carbs in the afternoon/evening after the run. So I speculate the heat & longer run puts some kind of stress on the refueling system that you have to recalibrate to.
 

Bret S.

Level 8 Valued Member
The other interesting data point I had yesterday was that my weight dropped 3 pounds vs the prior day. I interpret that to mean I was probably pretty low on water and/or glycogen - despite feeling like I had consumed plenty of water and carbs in the afternoon/evening after the run. So I speculate the heat & longer run puts some kind of stress on the refueling system that you have to recalibrate to.
I suppose that's possible, the heat definitely does a number on my appetite. Even at my light weight these days, body weight will fluctuate two or three lb seemingly at random. I'm leaning out more with the added Locomotion work, and I was pretty lean to begin with. It makes sense I guess, diet has remained the same while work has increased.

I woke up today with swollen lymph nodes in my neck, running quickly reduces those back down to normal size. I think in that way running is pretty therapeutic, allowing the body to flush out toxins more easily. After drinking whiskey on Saturday night I still don't feel back to normal, wine doesn't seem to do that to me.
After having a lot of much-needed dental work done, which I took way too long to start, my body is still detoxing.. whiskey really puts a damper on that.
 
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