clean & jerks + kink in back...

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  1. jared_IRL

    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    So I started a new routine today with more compound movements.

    Figured I needed to break up the same old workouts for a bit... And who hasn't wanted to try clean & jerks, right?

    So i'm starting off light - 185lbs.

    Started off slow, working on my form - everything went great...

    But for the past couple months, i've had a small 'kink' (?) in my back - It's the red circled area in this pic:

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    It bothers me a bit after ice hockey games, and sometimes after back day, but it was more of an annoyance.

    I'd go to the massage therapist, she'd work it out, and it'd be fine for a couple days...

    It hasn't bothered me for a little while now...

    But today, since I finished the workout, it's been SCREAMING! :o

    On a scale of 1-10 for this particular injury, it's an 8. It hurts less than when the massage therapist digs in with her elbow, but not by much...

    What the F!

    Any ideas what it might be?

    Is it just a weak ass muscle that I need to teach a lesson by clean and jerking more?

    Thanks fellas...

    I'm gonna go put some heat on it.
     
  2. TZ

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    get a foam roller :o

    i dont have one but ive used em and want one :hs:
     
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    Do not get a half round. Its far too specific. I use the big roller and lacrosse ball/ tennis ball all the time.
     
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    Thanks. Would you mind giving me a few tips on using a tennis ball? :o
     
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    I use the tennis ball mainly on some spots in my back, my glutes and then for ankle flexibility. I recently started using the lacrosse ball and it works way better, but I don't know if i would start out with a lacrosse ball, its pretty intense.

    For the back I usually just find a spot that is really tight and put the ball on that spot and lean against a wall. Then I move to laying on the ground over the ball on the spot to try and release the spot.

    For glutes, I just use most of the sam motions I use with the foam roller that I think Ceaze psoted a while ago here: http://www.sbcoachescollege.com/articles/Roll Out.html

    For ankle I do this stuff:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxr9-IB0Rr4

    I've read to not "roll" the tennis ball on your back. But I'm not sure why.
     
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    appreciate it :coold:

    link saved :bowdown:
     
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    The tennis ball is AWESOME for specific spots...

    Like the part of my back that is circled above... I was able to isolate it like a MF'er!

    But the roller really works your whole back, and is like a painful deep tissue massage, except you're in control...

    In other news, my back still fucking hurts... Pain is a 5-6 right now...

    blows. I mean I knew this was brewing for a while, but I can't figure out what caused it to blow up like it did...
     
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