Over the weekend I did a dead hang with almost no pain at all. I’m talking a 1-2 on the pain scale. I felt so good that I also did some scapular pulls hanging there. Today I added up dog pushups to my routine. Prognosis, I am almost completely recovered.
Actually doing the up dog pushups caused an old elbow injury to rear its ugly head. It’s not that I have reinjured it, it is something that just flairs up from time to time when doing pushing motions. I messed it up in my twenties doing seated triceps pushdowns. I guess the ligaments weren’t strong enough to handle the load my muscles were. Luckily, I think I have found a rehab program for that too. I’ll keep you posted on how well it works.
I know it seems like this has turned into the shoulder rehabilitation blog, but my real purpose for this blog is to keep this human machine running (in the best condition) I can for as long as possible. It’s about the challenges I face in accomplishing this as a 49 ½ year old man. It’s also about the challenges I face trying to be resilient as the middle class implodes.