Mobility is important, kids! Here I am, freaking out a little that I have a mild, tiny case of rhabdo in my arms after the pull ups we did on Friday.. googling symptoms (not the dark pee, I didn’t have that!) and stressing over what to do, if it’ll clear up on its own, etc.. because seriously, my arms couldn’t extend open all the way without stinging pain in my biceps. I haven’t really experienced that before, and this was days later.. yeah yeah DOMS, I know.. I’ve had that.. this was.. painful. Saturday, Sunday, Monday.. and it wasn’t getting better. I still wanted to move though, because the rest of my body felt great (my lats were sore, but not in pain) and I knew the moving would feel good, BUT the WOD was rope climbs and wall balls and wall walks, come on.. all upper body/arms.
Well, I went in.. and I did the warm ups, which felt so good! And also the strength part, which was front squats. Good news is I can still do my 1RM of 215, but no PR. 🙁 AND.. also good news, for the first time ever, my wrists DIDN’T hurt during heavy front squats, whoa! And I didn’t even have my wrist wraps on!
I got to work with my friend/massage therapist who came to his first CF class during Bring a Friend day last week. (He came back! That never happens!) So we got to work together, since you know, I have to work with the boys on bar movements. I don’t think he actually expected me to front squat 215, but we had a good time, regardless. 🙂
So, once we were done with the strength and mobility, they went on to go over the WOD. I just wasn’t ready to put my arms through that, so I did some GHD sit ups instead, and some kettlebell soleus calf stretches. Mmmmmm.
I also wrapped my left bicep (the one that hurt more) with the voodoo band. That really helped to release a lot of the swelling and inflammation, I think. Here we are a day later, and I can open them up all the way with only a little bit of soreness, and really, no more pain. Yay!
Moving around yesterday really helped though. Just getting my blood flowing and stretching my body out seemed to make a huge difference in how I felt overall.
MOBILITY IS IMPORTANT, GUYS! EVEN WHEN YOU’RE SORE!