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 Post subject: Re: It's on like Donkey Kong!
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 6:22 pm 
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Still need to get a new photo. went to my training session today. we tried to do a bit of arm stuff, the shoulder is still an issue!!!! :cry: I am making an appointment again and TELLING them I want an MRI of my shoulder! I know something is wrong since it has not improved since September!!

On the positive side, My trainer had me flex today and told me that he saw HUGE potential and told me if my shoulder was better I could easily have horseshoe triceps!! He told me that he can already see a change in my hips and legs and said that I have major potential. Well it gives me hope, even if I can't reach it at this moment I know it is possible! :D

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 Post subject: Re: It's on like Donkey Kong!
PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 6:31 am 
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Last night I had a training session; every Tuesday and Thursday. Usually legs, but I've been attempting arms, but it can be crazy painful and hard!!! I dance Monday-Friday and do a bit of cardio at the gym on Tues./Thursday

Last night this is what I did:

Leg press: 270 lbs
walk up flight of stairs every other one: with 25lbs

Lunges 3 sets with 15 lbs
Hamstring pulls things with trainers resistance (these are CRAZY hard and make me want to yell!!)

Calf raises: 56.5lbs
inner and outer thigh abduction/adduction : 60lbs


Still need to make another shoulder appointment! I keep forgetting, somebody yell at me! :lol:
any how, still getting my diet in order and plan on enlisting veggiep for her help

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 Post subject: Re: It's on like Donkey Kong!
PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 10:53 am 
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"...anyhow I will continue to kick my butt in the gym and become the best I can at the moment with the injuries I have, And that's fine with me. I'm young and still have time to become crazy awesome.[/quote]"

Brilliant! that's what i wanna see...a bit of attitude
About the shoulder injury..well maybe I can help. i know its horrible if you can-t train like you want to.
I always had shoulder injuries.a combination of using the mouse too much on the computer, stress tension, and using wrong exercises. For example, straight bar cable pulldown behind the neck can cause some real problems, also doing lateral raises too high or maybe upright rows. However, I think the real problem was having the strength in my traps out of proportion with the strength in my shoulders.
This typically happens to women as none of us want big traps and no neck...not at all feminine and really ugly..even on men. So what happens is that we never directly work out traps and then wonder why we keep getting injured.
When you feel a little better, you should try starting your shoulder workout with a few light exercises for the traps to warm up the whole area and ensure against a disproportionate problem in your shoulders and traps.
There are some nice exercises you con do for your delts while guarding against injury. I like a lot of the rotational exercises ...check out you tube. Also, to put on size safely, my recently discovered number 1 fave is olympic bar corner presses.they-re wicked and since i started doing them in my gym a month ago, everyone has become addicted
Also, don-t forget to stretch a lot before and after shoulder exercises, including neck and upper back..if you don-t know how to stretch this area effectively, ask your fisio to show you. Also, beware of storing tension in the traps and neck as its a killer. if you do tense up in this area, remind yourself to relax and do some shoulder rotational exercises at intervals throughout the day, or simply just forcibly contract your shoulders and relax them, this is brilliant for relieving tension.
Anyway, hope this helps and hope you recover soon.
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The first doctor I saw thought it may have something to do with my Traps, that I pulled a muscle or something. unfortunately with dance I have not been able to really let it rest. But when I have (I was sick for about a week) I noticed a lot of pain in my shoulder. The second doctor thought it was my neck so he did an MRI and found a herniated disc, I did Physical Therapy but we noticed little improvement. The doctor than suggested a cortisone shot, which I am weary of since I have no clue what is really wrong. I think I will return to the first doctor I saw and see what his thoughts are on the matter. I'm not really one for using medications, so I will try some of the exercises you mentioned. Any other advice is much appreciated

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 Post subject: Re: It's on like Donkey Kong!
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2009 8:06 pm 
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holy flipping shitake people!!!! if all goes well I might be buying a house!!! wish me luck! :D

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 Post subject: Re: It's on like Donkey Kong!
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Yay!! How exciting!!

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 Post subject: Re: It's on like Donkey Kong!
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it is exciting and scary all at once!


I took some photos today, I need to take some better one's though from farther away so it doesn't look like I'm taking the photo from above me (the hubby is a bit taller than I am)

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really the last one is just goofy

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 Post subject: Re: It's on like Donkey Kong!
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You look great!

I love the wall colour in your bathroom.

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 Post subject: Re: It's on like Donkey Kong!
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thanks :D the wall is hot pink, it goes well with the records we put on the wall.

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 Post subject: Re: It's on like Donkey Kong!
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your first pic makes me hungry. lookin great! your tattoo is so badass! wish i could sport something like that

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 Post subject: Re: It's on like Donkey Kong!
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:lol: thanks

I just realized you can actually see some of the shoulder issue. see how you can see the bone on one side and not the other? the one where you can't see it is the one that hurts like hell!

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 Post subject: Re: It's on like Donkey Kong!
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I'll be heading to the gym earlier today ( I'd still rather do it early early morning) I'm heading to Florida for a wedding this afternoon. a lot of crap to get done today. We put in an official offer on the house and now we just wait to see if she takes the offer. The longest freakin' wait ever!

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 Post subject: Re: It's on like Donkey Kong!
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Found some old photos of me from high school about 6-7 years ago. When I was a bit heavier:


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 Post subject: Re: It's on like Donkey Kong!
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I had to scroll back up to see what you were talking about. WOW, that bone is just not there. I hope you get to feeling better.


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 Post subject: Re: It's on like Donkey Kong!
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Thanks, the pain is really really bad some days and not so bad others. luckily today is one of those not so bad days (not so luck yesterday!)
in sad news, we didn't get the house :( someone made a better offer

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 Post subject: Re: It's on like Donkey Kong!
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djshrew wrote:
Found some old photos of me from high school about 6-7 years ago. When I was a bit heavier:


Wow, you really changed. I would have never guessed that was you. You didn't only change your style and your weight but you demeanor changed as well.

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