24/7 Customer Service 1-866-236-8417 Need Help? 1-866-236-8417

Reply
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Registered User BanjoTheBear2's Avatar
    Join Date: Jul 2009
    Location: North Carolina, United States
    Age: 21
    Stats: 5'10", 174 lbs
    Posts: 656
    Rep Power: 140
    BanjoTheBear2 will become famous soon enough. (+50) BanjoTheBear2 will become famous soon enough. (+50) BanjoTheBear2 will become famous soon enough. (+50) BanjoTheBear2 will become famous soon enough. (+50) BanjoTheBear2 will become famous soon enough. (+50) BanjoTheBear2 will become famous soon enough. (+50) BanjoTheBear2 will become famous soon enough. (+50) BanjoTheBear2 will become famous soon enough. (+50) BanjoTheBear2 will become famous soon enough. (+50) BanjoTheBear2 will become famous soon enough. (+50) BanjoTheBear2 will become famous soon enough. (+50)
    Visit BanjoTheBear2's BodySpace
    BanjoTheBear2 is offline

    Red face Going back to the gym after injury..

    I have been going to physical therapy for the last 2-3 months due to a back injury during squat.(For the record some guy hit the bar as i was going done and I tried to stabilize the bar and it didn't fall of my back. Strained my rhomboids and rotator cuff from this)
    I almost feel 100%, but as excited as I am to workout again, I have a huge fear that I am going to hurt myself again. This was my first real injury and it has really demotivated me, especially since the only thing I could do in the gym was cardio. I just feel really anxious and scared that I am going to hurt myself.
    Advice?
    Women come and go, cars and material objects come and go. Your body & your motivation, dedication and lifestyle stay with you to the very end.
    RIP fvrmuscle
    R.I.P Aziz Sergeyvich "ZYZZ" Shavershian
    Reply With Quote

  2. #2
    Registered User I.K9009's Avatar
    Join Date: Jan 2002
    Location: United States
    Age: 32
    Stats: 5'8", 176 lbs
    Posts: 479
    Rep Power: 207
    I.K9009 is on a distinguished road. (+10) I.K9009 is on a distinguished road. (+10) I.K9009 is on a distinguished road. (+10) I.K9009 is on a distinguished road. (+10) I.K9009 is on a distinguished road. (+10) I.K9009 is on a distinguished road. (+10) I.K9009 is on a distinguished road. (+10) I.K9009 is on a distinguished road. (+10) I.K9009 is on a distinguished road. (+10) I.K9009 is on a distinguished road. (+10) I.K9009 is on a distinguished road. (+10)
    Visit I.K9009's BodySpace
    I.K9009 is offline
    Light and slow. Pay attention to form and your body for any pain. Good luck.
    I.K
    Reply With Quote

  3. #3
    Registered User dade652003's Avatar
    Join Date: Sep 2010
    Location: Florida, United States
    Age: 31
    Stats: 6'1", 225 lbs
    Posts: 101
    Rep Power: 56
    dade652003 has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) dade652003 has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) dade652003 has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0) dade652003 has no reputation, good or bad yet. (0)
    Visit dade652003's BodySpace
    dade652003 is offline
    Originally Posted by I.K9009 View Post
    Light and slow. Pay attention to form and your body for any pain. Good luck.
    exactly, and pay attention to those jerks around you
    Eat Big, Lift Big and Get Big
    Reply With Quote

  4. #4
    Ready To Kick Ass at 40 kyoun1e's Avatar
    Join Date: Feb 2009
    Age: 46
    Stats: 6'2", 205 lbs
    Posts: 411
    Rep Power: 194
    kyoun1e will become famous soon enough. (+50) kyoun1e will become famous soon enough. (+50) kyoun1e will become famous soon enough. (+50) kyoun1e will become famous soon enough. (+50) kyoun1e will become famous soon enough. (+50) kyoun1e will become famous soon enough. (+50) kyoun1e will become famous soon enough. (+50) kyoun1e will become famous soon enough. (+50) kyoun1e will become famous soon enough. (+50) kyoun1e will become famous soon enough. (+50) kyoun1e will become famous soon enough. (+50)
    Visit kyoun1e's BodySpace
    kyoun1e is offline
    Start with pathetically low weight.

    Get used to the movement again.

    You will gradually lose the fear element while you slowly increase the weight.

    KY
    Reply With Quote

  5. #5
    Registered User beachguy498's Avatar
    Join Date: Feb 2009
    Location: Brightwaters, New York, United States
    Age: 60
    Stats: 5'11", 233 lbs
    Posts: 5,770
    Rep Power: 10264
    beachguy498 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) beachguy498 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) beachguy498 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) beachguy498 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) beachguy498 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) beachguy498 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) beachguy498 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) beachguy498 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) beachguy498 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) beachguy498 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000) beachguy498 is a splendid one to behold. (+10000)
    Visit beachguy498's BodySpace
    beachguy498 is offline
    Originally Posted by kyoun1e View Post
    Start with pathetically low weight.

    Get used to the movement again.

    You will gradually lose the fear element while you slowly increase the weight.

    KY
    I'd start with the bar and no weight, have someone you trust check your form and pick your spotters wisely.

    BG
    "If the cat is home, I am not drinking alone."
    Reply With Quote

  6. #6
    Armsbrah eva5001's Avatar
    Join Date: Aug 2006
    Stats: 6'1", 230 lbs
    Posts: 2,047
    Rep Power: 6168
    eva5001 is a name known to all. (+5000) eva5001 is a name known to all. (+5000) eva5001 is a name known to all. (+5000) eva5001 is a name known to all. (+5000) eva5001 is a name known to all. (+5000) eva5001 is a name known to all. (+5000) eva5001 is a name known to all. (+5000) eva5001 is a name known to all. (+5000) eva5001 is a name known to all. (+5000) eva5001 is a name known to all. (+5000) eva5001 is a name known to all. (+5000)
    Visit eva5001's BodySpace
    eva5001 is offline
    Originally Posted by BanjoTheBear2 View Post
    I have been going to physical therapy for the last 2-3 months due to a back injury during squat.(For the record some guy hit the bar as i was going done and I tried to stabilize the bar and it didn't fall of my back. Strained my rhomboids and rotator cuff from this)
    I almost feel 100%, but as excited as I am to workout again, I have a huge fear that I am going to hurt myself again. This was my first real injury and it has really demotivated me, especially since the only thing I could do in the gym was cardio. I just feel really anxious and scared that I am going to hurt myself.
    Advice?
    I know how you feel. Although my injury isn't as serious, I pulled a muscle in my back last week doing deadlifts after being extra motivated to get big with the new year. I took a few days off and rather than waste away, I've been eating well and only doing cardio and abs. I'm trying to make a comeback tomorrow. If I were you, I would proceed with caution. Use moderate weight to test your strength and see how you feel. Don't push yourself to the max right away because you could rick injuring yourself again or worse than the first time.
    Always Penn State Proud!

    “Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” 
    ― Arnold Schwarzenegger

    19" Arm Crew

    Chasing that natty pro card!
    Reply With Quote

  7. #7
    Registered User I.K9009's Avatar
    Join Date: Jan 2002
    Location: United States
    Age: 32
    Stats: 5'8", 176 lbs
    Posts: 479
    Rep Power: 207
    I.K9009 is on a distinguished road. (+10) I.K9009 is on a distinguished road. (+10) I.K9009 is on a distinguished road. (+10) I.K9009 is on a distinguished road. (+10) I.K9009 is on a distinguished road. (+10) I.K9009 is on a distinguished road. (+10) I.K9009 is on a distinguished road. (+10) I.K9009 is on a distinguished road. (+10) I.K9009 is on a distinguished road. (+10) I.K9009 is on a distinguished road. (+10) I.K9009 is on a distinguished road. (+10)
    Visit I.K9009's BodySpace
    I.K9009 is offline
    I went back yesterday (recovering from minor disc bulge). Spent a while in the jacuzzi doing stretches before exercising.

    It was a little nerve-wracking but I just paid attention to how I felt. After each exercise (of extremely low weight) I walked around for a couple of mins to see if I felt any pain or discomfort. Everything went smoothly. I only worked out about 20 mins though.

    Good luck dude
    I.K
    Reply With Quote

  8. #8
    Registered User jam88's Avatar
    Join Date: Sep 2010
    Age: 24
    Stats: 5'9", 139 lbs
    Posts: 1,472
    Rep Power: 602
    jam88 is a jewel in the rough. (+500) jam88 is a jewel in the rough. (+500) jam88 is a jewel in the rough. (+500) jam88 is a jewel in the rough. (+500) jam88 is a jewel in the rough. (+500) jam88 is a jewel in the rough. (+500) jam88 is a jewel in the rough. (+500) jam88 is a jewel in the rough. (+500) jam88 is a jewel in the rough. (+500) jam88 is a jewel in the rough. (+500) jam88 is a jewel in the rough. (+500)
    Visit jam88's BodySpace
    jam88 is offline
    I too have just finally got back to the gym after about 1.5 months off. I was so excited haha, but im still taking it slow, it sucks trying to hold yourself back though. Take it very light especially if its your first day back. You may not feel pain while you are lifting but it may irritate the injury the next day so don't push yourself.

    Just think of it as progress towards your goal, you may not be getting bigger or stronger and probably wont be breaking any PR's for a few weeks, but it IS progress towards healing and ultimately being able to get back on track.
    Reply With Quote

Reply

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-23-2008, 02:21 PM
  2. Back to the gym after injury...
    By MisterWolfe in forum Over Age 35
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 10-01-2007, 08:32 AM
  3. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-29-2004, 06:03 AM
  4. Replies: 9
    Last Post: 09-03-2002, 10:59 AM
  5. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-03-2002, 10:59 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts