Originally Posted by jarude
until it stops hurting. took a week off, was feeling better with some days being better than others, but then i played hockey and loosely gripping my stick for an hour made it feel like hell again. so... probably going to be at least a month? i dunno.
its not nerve entrapment either, flossing did nothing for it. a massage kind of helped, same with static stretching
good to know, im getting depressed lol.
doesn't matter if its freeweight movements or calisthenics. i've found out that just using it for literally just about anything makes it suck in some way; pullups, chins, and dips are out. dont know what's left
I know these feels very well.
Remember a couple of months back when I posted I was going to stop lifting for the rest of the year due to my elbow injury (and had a spat with CS about it)? That was seriously the low point for me, I was thinking I'm going to be that guy who almost was a decent weightlifter but measured up to nothing. Depressing as all fuck especially if one's in a sport they like a lot. Was pretty close to calling it quits for real.
Well I didn't quit. And my elbow eventually got better (fun fact, it started to get better real quick when I quit all the rehab shit I was told to do). In fact, it's almost 100% right now, I can do most the stuff I want and have zero pain. Sure, I lost a lot of strength in the process and my technique is pretty terrible atm, but both are getting better much faster than I thought.
Maybe you're at your low point now, but try to remember that if what you have is some sort of stress injury, most of those eventually get better, even though it's almost impossible to believe it especially when you're in the shit yourself. So my advice, if you're willing to consider it, is:
-try not to worry about lost gains, when you're back 100% your strength levels and technique will come back surprisingly quick
-do some exercise you like that doesn't hurt, doesn't matter what
-and last but not least, do what you've been advised by people far more knowledgeable than me.
For committed guys, getting injured is fucking awful - especially if it's something that takes time to heal.Edited by Lagrangian - 12/21/13 at 1:13pm