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Tuesday, Jan. 13

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by , January 13th, 2009 at 03:46 PM (1364 Views)
Chiro love:

Spent 35-40 minutes with my ART/chiro doc. He worked over my neck and shoulders (delts, lats, teres and infraspinatus). I need to get some more specific exercises for my pesky infraspinatus muscle. Really should re-watch my Buchberger video to remember all the different exercises and add some to the RC regimen.

I asked him why neck issues always seem to surface upon getting out of bed in the morning (at least for me). (See, Ande, I'm always ASKING. ) He said that typically the neck issues are related to something you did during the day, and that the neck muscles tighten over night. No idea what I did during the day to cause the neck issue -- I think it occurred after a day off. But it could also be due to restless sleeping.

Pool love:

Warm up:

400 swim
200 kick
200 fly drills
8 x 25 fly spin drill w/MF


4 x 75 free @ 1:15

Speed set:
(with fins except breast)
(The 25 frees always make me the most tired. Wonder why? Less time under water?)

16 x 25 breast, alternate 25 AFAP, 25 EZ
16 x 25 back, alternate 25 AFAP, 25 EZ
16 x 25 free, alternate 25 AFAP, 25 EZ
8 x 25 fly, alternate 25 AFAP, 25 EZ
8 x 25 fly, alternate easy speed fly/EZ

100 C/D

Total: 2900


Speed feels a bit off. Probably because I haven't been doing as much AFAP work. After my meet, going to shift into more speed work.

My fly technique is better when I'm going easy speed. I think I am more apt to go into bouncy Stevenson fly mode when I sprint.

Going to take the next couple days fairly easy (around 2500 maybe) and not lift, as my meet is this weekend, not next weekend as I thought. Duh. Good thing Mini-Fort reminded me. Timing not the greatest (again -- I'm cursed. ).

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  1. ande's Avatar
    this is good
    you asked
  2. jaegermeister's Avatar
    You know what I think about neck issues, I think, but I'll repeat it nonetheless. I have no data on which to base this opinion, just personal experience: sleep position is a substantial factor in many musculoskeletal issues, particularly the neck. Standard pillows don't adequately protect us from kinking at the neck, which is very susceptible to static position. I think the same applies (but not as consistently) to the shoulder and the low back.
  3. The Fortress's Avatar
    I agree, Tom. I wish I could sleep on my back, but I seem unable to. I'm usually on my side or sometimes my stomach (the worst). I do have a tempurpedic pillow. I think those work best if you're a back sleeper though.

    Neck is much better today ... only hurts a bit to turn it to the right. Hopefully, it will keep improving.
  4. The Fortress's Avatar
    Ande, not sure what you mean there, dude.

    Edit: Never mind, I see it was a reference to me ASKING. lol. I am always pretty full of questions.