Depending on how many of my posts you have read, you may not be aware of how preachy I am. I once had an ebook for sale here that covered a lot of my beliefs on Funtional Fitness and fitness in general. I will hopefully someday soon have an actual book for sale that has those thoughts in it as well. I do realize, though, that many of you spend your time accessing the resources such as the workouts and video demonstrations of exercises and pay little or no attention to my ramblings. Good for you.
The rest of you (make sure you are careful not to listen to closely to me) are well aware that I preach…ah er…talk about taking things slow and listening to your body when it comes to exercising.
Guess what I did the other day? Yep, I totally ignored those rules and paid the price. I had taken some time off exercising (love vacations) and just started getting back into working out. I was only doing a workout out of K-Fit. It is not like I was going all crazy with K-Challenge or K-Element or anything. I was not going too fast. I did my Air Squats slowly.
It is like when I cut my finger off – being safe on 4 out of 5 safety issues is not good enough. i.e. wearing eye and ear protection and using a push stick, but placing your hand behind a raised blade still equates to being called 9 and a half. This is exactly what I did working out. I was being all careful, except I was too lazy to reduce my adjustable kettlebell down from its 40 pound weight to a more realistic one for the amount of Kettlebell Clean & Presses I was doing.
The result – I tweeked my shoulder. Fortunately, I still have a large range of motion without pain or discomfort and can still do most exercises. Oddly enough I can even do more Cleans and Presses, but Pull-ups, Chin-ups, etc are totally out. I now have to baby my shoulder for a few weeks and work around it. I can still whip out the workouts, but I am limited.
Because I didn’t listen to all the rules. I’m 37 years old, so I know well by now that I can be a hypocrite among many other things, so this is no surprise. But I am also old enough now to where I should be better than that!
Be consistent. Be safe