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Old 09-15-2011, 08:58 AM   #1
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What injuries or unusual body issues have you trained through or with that might have caused the casual lifter to reach for the couch and grab a binky?

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Old 09-15-2011, 09:00 AM   #2
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Passed out on a squat set. Rested, drank a protein shake and then completed the session.

Got a shoulder impingement and couldn't press for around a month so I just trained lower body.

There isn't a single day that passes where I don't ache or hurt in a new and interesting way. Training through the minor pains and pushing past the niggles is how we progress.

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Old 09-15-2011, 09:02 AM   #3
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I squatted in reverse from almost 300lbs back to bodyweight over the course of about 1-2 months. Not a good choice. I always have aches and pains, but my inability to accept an injury has kept me, well... injured.
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Old 09-15-2011, 09:05 AM   #4
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I've trained through rotator cuff issues & bicep tendonitis for several months now. It wasn't until my lower back cried uncle that I took time off to really address the shoulder. When I started getting jolts of pain down the leg I figured I needed to really take a break.
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A sprained ankle didn't keep me out of the gym. Upper body wasn't sprained, everyone thought I was crazy, but I was bored not being able to lift.
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Got into a minor car crash as a passenger, cracked the windscreen mirror with my forehead. Then proceeded to hit up a Squat PR once I was cleared by the police.

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Training through a lower back tweak.
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I have trained the last 4-5 months with what I believe to be a minor fracture in my collarbone. For the first 3 months I couldn't sleep on my right side.

If 2008 I trained with a torn right shoulder, slowly bringing my bench back up each week as it healed.

I trained about 10 years with horrendous elbow tendinitis.

During my recent powerlifting meet, I threw out my lower back stretching after my first deadlift attempt. I could hardly stand up straight. I told myself to nut up and lift as if my life depended on it.
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And I often lift with chafing between my wickets. I'm big, I sweat. I chaff.
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I have trained the last 4-5 months with what I believe to be a minor fracture in my collarbone. For the first 3 months I couldn't sleep on my right side.
Bet that made front squats fun.
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