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Old 03-25-2008, 10:50 PM   #1
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JT Gave Me 2 Black Eyes

I performed "JT" tonight, and I'm guessing that the handstand push-ups (my first time attempting) didn't agree with all of the blood vessels under my eyes. I have 2 black eyes, and I now look like Seinfeld after the SCUBA diving episode.

I wonder if they will look better or worse in the morning.

That should be fun explaining in the office, "The first rule of Fight Club is that you do not talk about Fight Club."

BTW, time as RX'd: 12:23.
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Old 03-26-2008, 02:58 AM   #2
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Old 03-26-2008, 04:24 AM   #3
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Re: JT Gave Me 2 Black Eyes

that happens to me any time I do a workout with handstand pushups

If you do handstand pushups more often it won't be as bad next time. It sucks explaining to people what happened though.
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Old 03-26-2008, 04:39 AM   #4
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Re: JT Gave Me 2 Black Eyes

Breathe....that's really all I got.
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Old 03-26-2008, 04:55 AM   #5
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Re: JT Gave Me 2 Black Eyes

2x


You must have been really pushing for those reps!
People often come to the forums and complain about HSPU's making thier heads sore from the blood rush.
I guess they can't complain anymore... you've set a new standard! n
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Old 03-26-2008, 06:44 AM   #6
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Old 03-26-2008, 06:45 AM   #7
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Re: JT Gave Me 2 Black Eyes

I have to agree with Gant on this one!
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Old 03-26-2008, 07:00 AM   #8
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Re: JT Gave Me 2 Black Eyes

2 black eyes ? That's a little too rough. I had a similar problem, but I "just" had little red dots around my eyes, and my eyes would just stay red. If you don't want to get bothered, wear glasses

And about your HSPU, work thru it progressively and on a regular basis, like making it a part of your warm-up for instance. It REALLY helps, I don't have any problem now thanks to that approach.
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Old 03-26-2008, 09:08 AM   #9
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Re: JT Gave Me 2 Black Eyes

This does happen to some people. It's very uncommon, but it does happen. Breathing helps a lot, but the main thing is you have to spend more time upside down and it will go away.
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Old 03-26-2008, 09:15 AM   #10
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That is quite strange, but quite awesome at the same time.
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