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  1. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by __steve__
    I did something yoga related that overloaded my left wrist. Couldn't even do a pushup without pain for 3 months. Thankfully I'm just now getting over it
    Glad you're better. Push ups are kind of hard on the wrists too ... I never do them bc they're also hard on the shoulders.
  2. __steve__'s Avatar
    I did something yoga related that overloaded my left wrist. Couldn't even do a pushup without pain for 3 months. Thankfully I'm just now getting over it
  3. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Jazz Hands
    Yeah I bet that does hurt your wrists. Maybe get some wraps?

    I have been doing prone back bends every day along with my other stretches, for the same reason.
    I'm not sure doing Wheel is really necessary for swimming anyway ... My back is pretty flexy. I am partial to camel, bow and lord of the dance (all bikram poses) for chest opening and they have the same effect as Wheel for the back without the wrist issue.
  4. Jazz Hands's Avatar
    Yeah I bet that does hurt your wrists. Maybe get some wraps?

    I have been doing prone back bends every day along with my other stretches, for the same reason.
  5. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Jazz Hands
    What kind of back bends hurt your wrists? Lying down?
    The one near the end called Upward Bow or Wheel. http://www.yogajournal.com/category/...pes/backbends/

    Btw, some of these poses are good for opening the chest. I find that helpful for swimming.
  6. Jazz Hands's Avatar
    What kind of back bends hurt your wrists? Lying down?
  7. pwb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    Except that it's a banned drug!
    Not in Colorado these days!

    Talk about a High altitude camp
  8. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    ... so the USOC training center in Colorado Springs should be the perfect venue to test this out?

    In the name of science, maybe USMS should run their next Masters Fantasy Camp as a test & control setting with some members doping and some not.
    Except that it's a banned drug!

    Too bad, it would be interesting to test the correlation between anxiety reduction + aggression increase in the pool. Maybe Mark should give it a whirl!
  9. pwb's Avatar
    ... so the USOC training center in Colorado Springs should be the perfect venue to test this out?

    In the name of science, maybe USMS should run their next Masters Fantasy Camp as a test & control setting with some members doping and some not.
  10. Water Rat's Avatar
    bring your BUSINESS to Bama!
  11. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Jazz Hands
    Do front squats and back squats give you trouble in those areas? For shoulder pain on back squats, I sometimes like to grip the bar reaaally wide, like touching the plates.
    I will think about that next time I'm doing back squats. All three of those areas can be touchy at times. I am ridiculously sore from yesterday ...
  12. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Swim meet travel is infinitely more enjoyable than biz travel ... Even if you have to go to Alabama.
    Of course it is! But you still have the hassle and expense of traveling. That's one reason why Mark only does a couple meets per year. And you are lucky to have quite a few meets in your area.
  13. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Swim meet travel is infinitely more enjoyable than biz travel ... Even if you have to go to Alabama.
    i second Patrick's comments, but your comment did make me chuckle. You'll blow the rust off and have fun. Enjoy.
  14. Jazz Hands's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    And it seems easy on the elbows, wrists, shoulders.
    Do front squats and back squats give you trouble in those areas? For shoulder pain on back squats, I sometimes like to grip the bar reaaally wide, like touching the plates.
  15. pwb's Avatar
    Swim meet travel is infinitely more enjoyable than biz travel ... Even if you have to go to Alabama.
  16. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Jazz Hands
    I never understood zerchers. Doesn't the bar chafe your elbows?
    Nope, didn't at all. I think it does limit your weight somewhat. I just felt like it targeted my swimming muscles better. And it seems easy on the elbows, wrists, shoulders. From googling, it seems like it's a pretty respected lift.
    Updated January 21st, 2015 at 09:40 PM by The Fortress
  17. Jazz Hands's Avatar
    I never understood zerchers. Doesn't the bar chafe your elbows?
  18. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Jazz Hands
    I don't know many male swimmers who row 65 with one arm.
    There is a woman at my gym doing seated overhead presses with 85 lb DBs right now .... Super bulky.
  19. Jazz Hands's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fortress
    Interesting. I thought a knock on her was that she wasn't that strong. But that sure doesn't seem to be the case based on that vid.
    I don't know many male swimmers who row 65 with one arm.
  20. The Fortress's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Jazz Hands
    Speaking of Coughlin, dig the shots of her doing dumbbell rows with 65 and front squatting 135 with chains: http://vimeo.com/102896201
    Interesting. I thought a knock on her was that she wasn't that strong. But that sure doesn't seem to be the case based on that vid.
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