Saying goodbye to my 14 month streak of not being sick. Snot central! Copious amounts of fruit for breakfast.
A rare sighting of Kat at the gym. I got a free pass during my stay at the caravan park.
Split squat 2x10ea
Glute activation 20ea
Iso glutes 4x30”ea (note red theraband above)
Rehab interval running:
3x 2’ run 2’ walk (bum under, knees out) // NO PAIN OMG
Other mucking around:
7kg x 3x10 brocep curls
6kg x 3x10 tricep extension
32kg x 3x8 lat pull downs (ok 6 on the last set)
Hip flexor stretches+++
I’m staying in a caravan park in a regional town for two weeks on paediatric placement. You can watch yourself pee in the mirror opposite the tiny toilet, and tonight I’m eating laksa out of a glass salad bowl because there is nothing else but plates.
Sunshine and chicken salad for lunch.
I saw a new physio this morning for my gluteal tendinopathy and he was so incredibly thorough and realistic about assessing and treating this injury. We spent an hour looking at my strength, flexibility and running biomechanics. Over the next two weeks I have a few things to do: short interval runs every second day focusing on biomechanics, and 3 exercises to target my tight hip flexors and weak glutes. He expects me to be back to running freely and pain free at six months.
I did a group research assignment earlier this year and we submitted our study to a physiotherapy conference being held at one of the major Melbourne hospitals. (Backstory - the two guys I worked with are total dolts and I ended up doing most of the assignment). We have been accepted to display and present our research which is amazing… but I’ll be away on my rural placement and one member will be overseas, leaving the other guy. He was all keen and excited to submit our work and now he’s like “oh it’s too daunting to present at a conference on my own i don’t understand the statistics wah wah wah do we have to do it?” SERIOUSLY WTF WE ARE UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS AND HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED TO PRESENT AT A CONFERENCE ARE YOU STUPID. I hate him so much.
IT Band :(
Has anyone ever had experience with pain and inflammation of your IT Band? Mine is really acting up and I’m trying my best to stay calm and stay positive. I’ve been doing lots of stretching, icing, and foam rolling :(
Dry needling to the glutes, TFL and ITB can settle it down, while a good hip strengthening program helps to prevent it from recurring.
Oh man I gave commando two hugs cause he said the first one wasnt energetic enough ahah. Oh his body is so toned.
I’m booked in next week to see a top notch physio regarding my glute med tendinopathy. Hoping he’ll give me the goods to be able to start exercising again properly within a few weeks - ideally in time for when my new gym opens next month. The first appointment is like $180 wah… I can only dream that one day I’ll be a good enough physio to make that kind of cash.