Thread: Terrible shape
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Old 07-12-2003, 01:00 PM   #2
Janet Fisher
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Hi, Justin.

I know there are several people in this newsgroup who are recovering from injuries, including back and neck injuries. I've heard at least one of those people (who will probably respond) say that they were told by doctors after a back injury that they would never lift more than 30 pounds again, and yet they're deadlifting way over their bodyweight now because they did what they could (CrossFit and O-lifting) and progressed slowly and carefully. I feel like I have shoulder/collarbone issues going on right now, but technique plays a huge role in whether I can move my shoulder a day after a workout.

I think you can totally modify the program however you need for now, as long as you still get the hormonal response from the type of exercise that CrossFit and O-lifting give. I think the CrossFit theory is described well in the October 2002 ( and November 2002 journals.

You probably shouldn't tune your initial technique without someone who's experienced. Are you anywhere near Seattle WA, Soquel California, or near any other affiliate? Could you travel to either place for a weekend or something?

(What's 34 F?)
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