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Slow road to Recovery

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:11 pm
by Tefnut
So. A new start needed. Since suffering with Lumbar Lordosis (as you can probably see) and a compressed nerve STILL trapped in my hip, over the past 6 months my exercise was reduced to 0 and muscles left in exchange for flab where i've barely been able to walk let alone workout.
So....Starting again slllllooowwly to continue to correct the Lordosis and hopefully by some miracle untrap the nerve in my hip i've had for over a year and a half.
Plan: pilates, walking, increase grip and forearm strength as I've virtually none! And go from there........so embaressing quick images I've just taken to show my starting point.

Today
Breakfast: 3 cups of green tea and bottle of water
Lunch: A mashed sweet potato and couple of slices of smoked tofu.
Orange juice and more water.
2 hour walk with my doggy
Sneaky small glass of wine thats as far as I've got :-p J inyend to do 30 mins of core pilates exercises and have no idea wgat to eat for dinner yet :-/

Anyway. This is my first journal entry.
Any tips? Recipes or advise most wecome. Thanks.
Tef x
P.s. excuse the wonky pictures! Stoopid phone!

Re: Slow road to Recovery

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:51 pm
by maybenot
We had almost the same lunch, except for the fact that my tofu wasn't smoked, was stir fried (no oil added).
The images are not embarassing at all, looking good for a start point ;)
I'm looking forward to see your progress =D

Re: Slow road to Recovery

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:09 pm
by vegan_rossco
Yo! Im looking forward to following along with your journal :)
Pilates are definitely the way to go for you, how about yoga? That might help with your hip :)
Anyways! Great starting pictures! Good luck with everything :D

Re: Slow road to Recovery

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:11 pm
by Tefnut
Thank you all. I do yoga moves mixed in with pilates. I'm a faorly flexible fatty lol

Re: Slow road to Recovery

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:22 pm
by HIT Rob
Hi Tefnut,

I'd have to echo what the guys said, look great T:)

Have you ever tried using static holds T?

I've had my fair share (actually unfair share lol) of injuries, a few years ago when my knee and back were really playing up something shocken, so i began to look for ways to work around the problem. The answer was static holds, holding the resistance in the position of full contraction or on compound movements such as leg presses or chest press machine, holding the resistance in the position of maximum motor arm. These allowed me to avoid the positions of dis-advantaged leverage that caused irritation, while still providing a sufficient stimulus.

Here is the link explaining the max pyramid protocol http://www.bodybyscience.net/home.html/?p=843

And here's some videos of it...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzFUWrUR0XQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jt4eAG5dMnc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2pzjHWat1o
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgMTrEYO7d8

Hope these helps
Best Rob

Re: Slow road to Recovery

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:36 pm
by Tefnut
No I've not tried that, thanks manatee! Tis a good idea as its repetition I struggle with atm. As the lordosis has basically effectdd my whole right hand dide including my right arm and neck. I can do stretches and lift things but not over and over. So static hold might be the way to go. Thanks I'll give it a try :-)

Re: Slow road to Recovery

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:45 pm
by mrbear666
HITRob got me onto static holds and they are a really useful training method, and also a nice change :D good luck with your recovery.

Re: Slow road to Recovery

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:07 pm
by Tefnut
Cheers!
I had salad and pasta with homemade sauce for dinner. Hip still too painful from my walk to do my pilates. I'll do some stretches before bed :-)

Re: Slow road to Recovery

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:40 pm
by C.O.
I had a compress nerve issue similar to yours, I did physical therapy for 6 months and I havent had any problems since. Its been 9 years. Besides yoga, stretching, and back strengthening exorcises, I found that low impact activities like walking and swimming really helped me. The less sitting in a chair the better. Yoga ball instead of chair at the office, with lots of mini walk breaks.

Re: Slow road to Recovery

Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:20 am
by Tefnut
I saw chiropractic for 6 months, physio for nearly a year now and a massage therapist for a year....I don't think it's going to release without surgery to be honest. :-/

Re: Slow road to Recovery

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:34 am
by HIT Rob
Happy Birthday Tefnut, have a great day:)

Re: Slow road to Recovery

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:26 am
by Tefnut
Thank you! :-)

Re: Slow road to Recovery

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:53 am
by Tefnut
So...nearly a week down....I don't think much change....I'm a little less bloated and have been extremely fatigued. Felt better after eating my homemade lasagne yesterday. I've found considerabley lowering my calorie intake and cutting out carbs doesn't suit me at all. Made me fatigue and depressed.
Done a few more hour doggy walks and 3 more pilates sessions. (Was my birthday this week so I've naughtily had a fair bit of chocolate passed 2 days).
(Excuse the messy dressing room I'm currently rearranging it)
Anyway....today more green tea for breakfast, going to have another pup walk and salad and my high iron pasta dish again

Re: Slow road to Recovery

Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:16 am
by frozenokie
I know some people with nerve damage swear by "The Miracle Ball Method"

Re: Slow road to Recovery

Posted: Thu May 15, 2014 10:46 pm
by C.O.
How have you been? Veggie lasagna looks amazing btw.