Monday, January 08, 2007

Movin' on Monday...

So I still haven't run, and won't until maybe the end of this week, just to be safe. Yesterday I talked with Eva T (an awesome Xfit trainer here in SC) and she thinks I may just have a tight IT band from over training or over usage. She gave me some stretching/massaging exercises to do on the "tootsie roll" as i call it....or the torture roll is a better description! It really loosened up my IT band and I was able to walk without my knee getting "stuck"....so off to Play It Again Sports with my baby to buy one for home. I was told to repeat the exercises and ice every day...also take Ibuprofin and see if it helps. I am praying that it does :)

Here's the workout for today :
Row 1,000 meters warm up
stretches with the stick

Back squat 3x5
3 @ 95 pounds
3 @ 105 pounds
3 @ 115 pounds
3 @ 120 pounds
3 @ 125 pounds

Then I got to workout with my man after the above lifting phase. I weigh 106 pounds, so the 125 felt a little hard, but I could have kept adding weight - but still need to take it easy on the knee.
Here's the workout B and I did :
"Barbara"
20 pullups
30 pushups
40 situps
50 squats
5 rounds for time
I finished in a slow 21:45. I got all the pullups in a row without pausing until round 4. I felt a little fatigued after the back squats, but now I have a time to beat next time I do Barbara.
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6 comments:

JeffO said...

Glad to hear the knee is minor. I have a friend who really got hurt from a tight IT-band. If you use it too much when tight, it does lots of damage. My friend did Leadville100 - ouch.
He's just now starting to run again.
Good luck.

GB said...

Those foam rollers are awesome! I have one, and since I started using it, the hamstring/piriformis issues have not been as bad. The rollers are like a good sports massage, they hurt at first but pay off in the long run. Glad you're feeling better. Great workout, girl!
~Gbelle

Shari Baby said...

jeffo,
Yup - gotta get the IT loosened up for sure. It hurts like HELL when I roll on that foam rolloer...like almost unbearable....which means it very well could be just a tight IT and not a torn miniscus. Thanks for the stop by...

Shari Baby said...

gb,
I don't know if I would say they are "awesome" since they hurt - but they are much needed if you are an athlete like we all are. In fact, I have to get rolled out in a little while....

Jen said...

Shari, If you can get a full body massage. It really helps with that IT band stuff. I had huge issues with it a while back. Full body with concentration on lower body.
j

Shari Baby said...

Jen,
I think I'm going to try and get a massage from the lady who works out of my chiropractors office next week. Thanks for the advice - I really hope that's all it is :)