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Old 03-05-2012, 05:39 PM   #1
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I think I pushed it too far...

Hi all,

I've been CF'ing for several years now, doing most workouts as rx'd. But lately I've been working out at my house, where I can only do strict pullups on my rings. Went out to the school track and did Angie last saturday, and the kipping pullups about killed me. I've done many workouts with 100+ kipping pullups total (but not for a couple months), but this was the first time to do that many in a row.

Well, it's now been 9 days, and the swelling in my arms has gone down, and I'm able to straighten them again without much soreness. BUT, I'm still EXTREMELY weak with my pullups. I'm assuming my strength will come back, right? (FYI, 2 weeks ago I did 20 strict pullups in one set. Now I might be able to do 2-3, but I haven't tried to push it very hard.)

Any tips for next time?

Thanks,

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Old 03-05-2012, 06:11 PM   #2
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Don't do Angie ever again. Matter of fact, don't do anything that requires you to do 100 of anything. If it sounds stupid, it probably is.
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:47 PM   #3
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Re: I think I pushed it too far...

Use common sense.

But if you don't want to do that.

Drink tons of water and pray.
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:17 PM   #4
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Re: I think I pushed it too far...

Same advice really. Stuff like that probably just isn't necessary.

http://www.eatmoveimprove.com/2010/0...habdomyolysis/ (WFS)
Some light reading.
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:17 PM   #5
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Re: I think I pushed it too far...

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Don't do Angie ever again. Matter of fact, don't do anything that requires you to do 100 of anything. If it sounds stupid, it probably is.
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:54 PM   #6
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Re: I think I pushed it too far...

Doing something just cuz there's a WOD that has a name and others do it isn't that great.

Murph falls in same boat... the 'average' CFer/person will experience terrible results days/week later after a WOD like this. The elite/higher folks can manage well and result in less to no real negative results.

If someone named a "Yosemite Sam" and it required jumping out of a plane without a chute for RX, we might find people who would do it just to get an RX by their name and have the fastest time...
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:52 PM   #7
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Re: I think I pushed it too far...

Sounds like you kipped your way to a nice case of rhabdo.
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:00 PM   #8
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Re: I think I pushed it too far...

To answer your question, you need to work up to it. Start with say 50 if you are in pretty good shape etc. Then do 60 and so on. You have to build your work capacity in order to get to extreme levels.

Give your body a break. Let it recover before you try chinning again. The fact you can barely do 2-3 chins tells you that you are far from recovered. Do things that don't involve pulling motions until you are recovered.
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:14 PM   #9
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Re: I think I pushed it too far...

Well it sure sounds like it. My tip... and I know this may be a hard pill to swallow is REST YOUR UPPER BODY Dude! I have been through this and seen it before, most of us get injured at some point and several will attempt to "push through" or "lighten the load" in the attempt to heal up.

My advice stay off the bar for now until your arms feel normal. Get well. Live to kill another WOD another day.
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Re: I think I pushed it too far...

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I did it once and don't plan on doing it again.

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To answer your question, you need to work up to it. Start with say 50 if you are in pretty good shape etc. Then do 60 and so on. You have to build your work capacity in order to get to extreme levels.

Give your body a break. Let it recover before you try chinning again. The fact you can barely do 2-3 chins tells you that you are far from recovered. Do things that don't involve pulling motions until you are recovered.
You just have to make sure you are doing kipping pullups on a regular basis and build up to it. Problem is that if your programming is very random, it is hard to build up to it.
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