Training Update April 28th.
It has not been a great week, more on that in a second.
I have decided that once a week I will recap my training and workouts and post it here and on my blog. It will be a way for me to stay on track with my training and also educate and help people that read it. I get a lot of questions daily so I figured I would share. If you like this let me know.
It has not been a great week.
Yesterday I saw my GP and the day before that I saw my orthopedic surgeon. Long story short I have been dealing with a hip injury now for the last 6 months and it’s just been killing me. Going into CommonWealths I was not at my best, and then going into Nationals I was really hurt.
After meeting with my doctor yesterday I got the results of my hip Xray and they are not very good.
Hip Impingement, Osteophytes (bone spurs pretty much), and also bad arthritis in my right hip.
What is a Hip Impingment you may ask?
Well here is more info from Web MD.
“Your hip is the joint where your thigh bone meets your pelvis. It is called a ball-and-socket joint, because the ball-like top of your thigh bone fits into a cup-like area within your pelvis, much like a baseball fits into a glove.
Normally, the ball glides smoothly within the socket, but a problem with the ball or socket rim can interfere with smooth motion. This problem can cause hip impingement or femoro acetabular impingement (FAI). It is believed to be a major cause of early osteoarthritis of the hip, particularly in those under age 40.
Hip Impingement Symptoms
You can have hip impingement for years and not know it, because it is often not painful in its early stages.
When hip impingement causes symptoms, it may be referred to as hip impingement syndrome. The main symptoms are stiffness in the groin or front of the thigh and/or a loss of your hip’s full range of motion.
At first, you may only feel pain when you move the hip near its limits. As the condition progresses, however, you may feel pain with more subtle activities, such as sitting for a long time or walking up a hill. Pain that occurs at night or when walking on flat ground suggests that the cartilage cushioning the ball and socket has begun to break down and wear away, a condition known as osteoarthritis.
Overall this has got me pretty down. I can’t squat or deadlift, I am 7 weeks out from Power Lifting Worlds and squatting and standing kills me pain wise.
Not good…….Not good at all.
Next step is meeting with the orthopedic specialist and going from there.
Right now squatting and deadlifting even light is very painful. It’s like there is a knife in my right hip stabbing me.
I have had MANY training set backs so I am trying to stay positive and focused and making the best of the situation.
Right now I am about 7 weeks out from Worlds in Texas and I am really struggling.
I can still train with modifications and I can still BENCH PRESS and this makes me very happy.
Training wise this week I really backed off anything that hurt too much. I did box squats, med weight conventional deadlifts and lots of accessory work.
My belief when it comes to injuries is “always find a way”.
Today is bench day so I am looking forward to a great workout.
Make the best of what you got, you only live once.
For some reading on hip impingement check this out ==> http://www.webmd.com/pain-management/hip-impingement-causes-treatments