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Old 10-18-2005, 01:39 PM   #1
Asaf Gil
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During my last workout (15-12-9 burpees+muscle ups) I had to stop in mid practice as my left forearm became bruised and swollen after performing a set of MUs.
I used the standard false grip: point of contact is on my wrist, just about the same as here:
http://www.crossfit.com/mt-archive2/...cabs_0049.html

The strange thing is that I got this really big bruise about 2" BELOW the point of contact towards my elbow.

My guess is that I might be putting pressure on that area when I do the transition (although I didn't notice that at all) or that the pressure combining with bending the wrist has damaged some blood vessels near it.

Has anyone seen/experienced this before?
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Old 10-18-2005, 05:01 PM   #2
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Two possibilities.
1) while you transition the side/upper portion of the ring is pressing agains your arm where your bruse is. Do one, you'll feel the contact now :-)
2) The blood just leaked there. Similar to how a forehead smack can give you a black eye. It's just where the blood pools.

In either case it's no big deal. As you get better at em you'll keep better pressure and contact where it needs to be. Also you'll toughen up in the areas that need toughening up by doing em.
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Old 10-20-2005, 02:42 AM   #3
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Thanks!

I'll also try to move the false grip a little higher on the heel.

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Old 10-20-2005, 10:24 PM   #4
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Yeah, a few weeks ago during one of the 30 muscle-up WOD's, I got those really bad. The bumps didn't go away for a week and the skin abrasion didn't heal for two. Just the price of doing really awesome ****, I guess.

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