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Stephen R. Lampl 06-28-2010 10:17 PM

Re: Steve's "I'm not aging quietly" log
 
Tony,

You're welcome! Body mechanics, foot and hand placement, etc., it all is important to one's lifts. A standard medicine ball (Dynamax, Garage Gym, etc.) also makes a great depth gauge and may allow you to drop a bit farther (if necessary) than a 5 gallon bucket.

Thanks for the positive feedback. Encouragement is always good....;). Had a great weekend and took a rest day yesterday - - spent it with my daughter!
Have thought about doing "RJ" also, but it is enough beyond me that I need to scale it way back. But that's what scaling is for.......God Bless you also!....Jeremiah 29:11.

Stephen R. Lampl 07-01-2010 11:43 AM

Re: Steve's "I'm not aging quietly" log
 
Just a quick update that I'm posting my workouts on "Beyond the Whiteboard" and logging on the "Over 50 CrossFitters, Sign In" log.

Hope everyone is doing well.....Blessings!

Steve

Anthony Mattox 07-01-2010 06:29 PM

Re: Steve's "I'm not aging quietly" log
 
How's your hamstring? I've not done that yet and hope I never do. A tear is never good or pain free. What's the rehab for it rest? Tony

Stephen R. Lampl 07-01-2010 09:59 PM

Re: Steve's "I'm not aging quietly" log
 
[quote=Anthony Mattox;805262]How's your hamstring? I've not done that yet and hope I never do. A tear is never good or pain free. What's the rehab for it rest? Tony[/quote]
Tony,

Hammy is much better than I deserve. I also hope you never suffer that injury. I would imagine your posterior chain is much stronger and/or more balanced than mine has been (years of overtraining the quads and not enough attention to the PC). That being the case, you should have no problem if you don't overdo. Pain has been minimal, but the injury, depending on itd degree, can be pretty painful. Rehab is ice, rest, and then careful but targeted exercise to increase the blood flow and functionality through the area on the injury to rebuild contractile tissue and minimize scar tissue formation. Prayer to Jehovah Raffa (God, our Healer) is also good....:D

Take care and blessings.....

Stephen R. Lampl 07-03-2010 12:39 PM

Re: Steve's "I'm not aging quietly" log
 
[I][B]100703 SATURDAY

[/B][/I]Had a proverbial "come to Jesus" (pardon the expression) experience today......have really felt in rut and not really progressing with my training.

We did OHS today for a 1 RM. Torn hamstring felt absolutely fine with the light weights I've been able to handle doing OHS anyway. So really concentrated and warmed up with a 45# bar 2 X 5. That was a PR - - I've never been able to do that without coming forward on my toes and losing the bar somewhere in a 5 X. Eventually worked up to PR of 75# X 1 rep. Only to see 1). A 12 or 13 year old boy who has NEVER done an OHS put up 75#......and then a woman who just joined our box and has not done OHs before also put up 75#. I've been trying to do OHS for [U]1.5 freakin' years![/U] Same thing with DUs........yet others can just "get them" after a few weeks of work at the most.

Time for me to re-evaluate my purpose for CrossFitting......I seem to regularly injure myself enough to have set-backs every 4 to 6 months. I'm not making any real progress. Worse yet, my unbridled passion has apparently alienated some folks, maybe even here on the forum - - I just hope the ones I might have offended at the box will continue to come.......

Perhaps it's time for me to start thinking like a 59 year old "smoke farter" (as per the phrase coined by one of the "Over 50 CrossFitter's") and leave the fire breathing to the younger, more flexible folks. I thought I might have a chance at the Masters' next year, but the more I research things, the more I realize that I'm attempting to reach way beyond my abilities. I think even with solid one-on-one coaching it would be a long-shot.

Anyway, nuff said. Time for me to get a life elsewhere besides on this log and learn to focus my passion in a sensible way.

Blessings and ROCK ON!

Steve

Tamara Cohen 07-03-2010 03:50 PM

Re: Steve's "I'm not aging quietly" log
 
[QUOTE=Stephen R. Lampl;805955][I][B]100703 SATURDAY

[/B][/I]Had a proverbial "come to Jesus" (pardon the expression) experience today......have really felt in rut and not really progressing with my training.

We did OHS today for a 1 RM. Torn hamstring felt absolutely fine with the light weights I've been able to handle doing OHS anyway. So really concentrated and warmed up with a 45# bar 2 X 5. That was a PR - - I've never been able to do that without coming forward on my toes and losing the bar somewhere in a 5 X. Eventually worked up to PR of 75# X 1 rep. Only to see 1). A 12 or 13 year old boy who has NEVER done an OHS put up 75#......and then a woman who just joined our box and has not done OHs before also put up 75#. I've been trying to do OHS for [U]1.5 freakin' years![/U] Same thing with DUs........yet others can just "get them" after a few weeks of work at the most.

Time for me to re-evaluate my purpose for CrossFitting......I seem to regularly injure myself enough to have set-backs every 4 to 6 months. I'm not making any real progress. Worse yet, my unbridled passion has apparently alienated some folks, maybe even here on the forum - - I just hope the ones I might have offended at the box will continue to come.......

Perhaps it's time for me to start thinking like a 59 year old "smoke farter" (as per the phrase coined by one of the "Over 50 CrossFitter's") and leave the fire breathing to the younger, more flexible folks. I thought I might have a chance at the Masters' next year, but the more I research things, the more I realize that I'm attempting to reach way beyond my abilities. I think even with solid one-on-one coaching it would be a long-shot.

Anyway, nuff said. Time for me to get a life elsewhere besides on this log and learn to focus my passion in a sensible way.

Blessings and ROCK ON!

Steve[/QUOTE]

Please do not "get a life elsewhere" Steve.

Look, I'm 34. In the last year, I had a torn hamstring and compensating back injury that put me out almost completely for 2 months. And, now, I have this shoulder injury, which is going to be a long road. So, take a week and reevaluate if you must, but I expect to see you here :D.

Nancy Cohen 07-03-2010 04:06 PM

Re: Steve's "I'm not aging quietly" log
 
Steve, I'm about to pm you.

Benjamin R. Greene 07-04-2010 08:20 PM

Re: Steve's "I'm not aging quietly" log
 
Oh no! Is it even possible that Steve is getting discouraged? Me, I understand, but Steve?

Don't let other people's abilities get yourself down, Steve. Somewhere, out there, is some guy who is way better than us at something. That is true for me, you, and everyone else who does CrossFit.

Remember how you were when you started? Go back and read the entry you did on your first day. Remember that guy? What has CrossFit done for your life?

And think about the support and encouragement you have given to thousands of CrossFitters when they were down, myself included. God introduced you to CrossFit for a reason: To bring joy and support to others. Each of those thousands of views on your posts is you bringing a message to a real person, and I guarantee you have changed people's lives. I know your support and advice has meant a lot to me.

I would be surprised if every CrossFitter, at least once, doesn't look at somebody else and think, "What am I doing here? I will never do that or look like that." Each of us is competing only with ourselves. Our innate athletic talent was given to us at birth, and our only competition is what we could do yesterday.

Pray and think about it, Steve.

Stephen R. Lampl 07-05-2010 12:53 AM

Re: Steve's "I'm not aging quietly" log
 
[quote=Tamara Cohen;806013]Please do not "get a life elsewhere" Steve.

Look, I'm 34. In the last year, I had a torn hamstring and compensating back injury that put me out almost completely for 2 months. And, now, I have this shoulder injury, which is going to be a long road. So, take a week and reevaluate if you must, but I expect to see you here :D.[/quote]
Tamara,

Thank you......sent you a PM....

Richard Macaulay 07-05-2010 04:13 AM

Re: Steve's "I'm not aging quietly" log
 
Wow wow wow wow....steve dont you even think about quitting on us now. I was away from CF for a while, and when i came back, seeing the likes of you, nik etc still whooping butt really got me going again. Your so humble and generous with your thoughts and well wishes. You really care about what we all do, and not just with regards to CF. So steve, get on the sweat head band, rip off (ala hulk hogan) the t-shirt, grab some weight/rings/rope and get going!!

Ricky


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