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Old 03-06-2006, 01:23 PM   #1
Eric Lester
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I was in the gym a couple of weeks ago doing clean and jerks and kipping pull ups. A guy I had a loose association with was interested and wanted to give them a shot. He is a pretty good sized guy, overweight but reasonably strong. He said he'd been lifting regularly for about 5 years.

After I was done I practiced some head and handstands. He wanted to try that too. I was a little wary because he was a pretty big guy, but I gave him the run down of the form and let him try. I was impressed. He did the headstands no problem and almost got straight up on the handstands.

I ran into the guy today. The next morning he had woken up unable to lift his left arm. The handstands had screwed up his rotator cuff. He still is having trouble holding things in that hand.

I thought it was interesting that 5 minutes of Crossfit could take down a guy that's been lifting for 5 years!

But the good news? He can't wait to start doing Crossfit regularly!
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Old 03-06-2006, 02:33 PM   #2
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I would guess he's got some shoulder flexibility issues and he overstretched his shoulders a bit when he got to the full handstand. Depending on how his shoulders sit this could cause some rotator strain.
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Old 03-07-2006, 07:48 AM   #3
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this stuff could kill you.
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Old 03-12-2006, 01:53 AM   #5
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What do you mean Handstands?I thought you travelled everywhere like that.
Nice Photos Fi.
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Old 03-12-2006, 06:26 AM   #6
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Fiona, you crack me up...should have done one in the airplane since you spent so much time there!!
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Old 03-12-2006, 06:46 AM   #7
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I bet no one gave you a second look in SF.
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Old 03-12-2006, 04:09 PM   #8
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I love those pictures! I believe that the world is a better place with people like you around spontaneously kicking into handstands wherever and whenever for all the world to see. Its just so expressive of joy and vigor!
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Old 03-12-2006, 07:17 PM   #9
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Fiona, in all but one of those pics you are wearing shoes.

Why bother?
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Old 03-12-2006, 10:03 PM   #10
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Shoes.....They keep the feet warm at altitude!!!!
I don't like the cold,if you noticethe SF shot is one handed because the ground was so cold :P
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