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Coges

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Re: Olympic weightlifting
« Reply #360 on: January 27, 2018, 05:36:01 pm »
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Well.. 2nd week on colin burns programming and I injured my hip.  :ffffffuuuuuu:
Had to do 6 sets of 8 reps at 90% of my 8RM today and literally on the last rep of the last set I felt a pop in my hip and then a sharp pain... pretty bummed out right now but kinda sat down and reflected on what has happened afterwards.

 For me it goes to show that I'm just not able to stay injury free while training intensely all the time and chasing these big numbers in my head (200kg clean and jerk or whatever) So I decided for myself that in the future I won't try everything to lift x amount of weight but instead find other ways to challenge myself. Because I still love strength/athletic training but doing it at the expense of my health isn't worth it for me... I will never break any records or win any championships let alone earn any money with it... so putting my health at risk for the sake of being mediocre at something doesn't make sense. This doesn't mean I won't try to continue to become better/stronger and push myself but I will do so in a more reasonable way.

I have no idea if it's a serious injury or not... time will tell. I think in the meantime while I can't train my legs I will focus on aesthetics for a while, since I wanted to do that for a while. Afterwards I might incorporate some powercleans/powersnatches into my programming but will not train olympic lifting full time anymore. I think I just want to get more fit and athletic again while also putting a bigger focus on how I look.

This might all sound like a bad excuse and like I'm just quitting when it gets tough but I don't like to have some kind of niggling injuries all the time while pursuing a hobby.

Sucks about the hip man. Hope it's nothing serious.

It's a smart outlook though to value your health above numbers sometimes. Plus a good excuse to get jacked haha
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Re: Olympic weightlifting
« Reply #361 on: January 27, 2018, 05:48:58 pm »
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Heal up man.

The hip injury is a real sensitive muscle/ligament. It requires delicate work.
I've been through so many times. Let it heal up and avoid doing any work placing any stress on it.
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Re: Olympic weightlifting
« Reply #362 on: January 27, 2018, 08:40:01 pm »
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 For me it goes to show that I'm just not able to stay injury free while training intensely all the time and chasing these big numbers in my head (200kg clean and jerk or whatever) So I decided for myself that in the future I won't try everything to lift x amount of weight but instead find other ways to challenge myself. Because I still love strength/athletic training but doing it at the expense of my health isn't worth it for me... I will never break any records or win any championships let alone earn any money with it... so putting my health at risk for the sake of being mediocre at something doesn't make sense. This doesn't mean I won't try to continue to become better/stronger and push myself but I will do so in a more reasonable way.


I kind of dislike the pessimistic way you worded this. It's like you are saying that elite athletes are the ones who train intensely all the time and put their body at risk. I think the ones that are truly elite are working smart right at their limit and avoiding injury and anything that might put them at long-term risk. Your mental shift of switching to safer training while still pushing yourself is putting you closer to elite rather than farther away.

I'm actually kind of in the same boat as you, I had a wrist injury and have had to cut out all upper body, and most of my main leg lifts. So your reaction offends me a little bit because I've gotten injured lots of times but never decided I can't be elite cause of it. Just keep your head up and do what you can. 

Also I'm not sure about this but you might still be able to do some light maintenance or leg assistance work or something. I've been able to deadlift even with a serious knee injury when I couldn't squat at all. Obviously hip is different but definitely don't give up all leg training without some light experimentation at least

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Re: Olympic weightlifting
« Reply #363 on: January 27, 2018, 10:00:53 pm »
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Ist's because elite  athletes put their body  at  risk. Training at  such a high frequency and intensity is  not healthy for your body in the long run even when you play it smart. Maybe you're right and I'm too pessimistic about this but injury is an inevitable part of elite performance there is no way in  denying that. Will definitely try what leg work I can  do while my hip  gets  better but it feels pretty serious atm.

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Re: Olympic weightlifting
« Reply #364 on: January 28, 2018, 04:49:34 am »
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Ist's because elite  athletes put their body  at  risk. Training at  such a high frequency and intensity is  not healthy for your body in the long run even when you play it smart. Maybe you're right and I'm too pessimistic about this but injury is an inevitable part of elite performance there is no way in  denying that. Will definitely try what leg work I can  do while my hip  gets  better but it feels pretty serious atm.

You'll be back. Once your hip gets better it'll only be a matter of time before you want to start chasing PR's again.
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Re: Olympic weightlifting
« Reply #365 on: January 28, 2018, 07:09:38 am »
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Haha yep you're right... but there's still something like chasing them in a «healthier way» maybe not PR'ing as often but slow and steady... I got so caught up in progressing as fast as possible that I didn't pay attention to the signals my body was giving me.
For example I can tolerate high intensity a lot better than high volume and/or high frequency... so I most probably won't stop olympic lifting completely but rather do it 2-3 times a week instead of 4-5 and limit heavy squats to once a week while doing more unilateral work. We'll see... walking a bit better today so that's promising
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Re: Olympic weightlifting
« Reply #366 on: February 03, 2018, 04:14:17 pm »
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Hip is already feeling a lot better. Walking completely normal again and no pain in everyday living just some slight discomfort when putting on pants or socks. Have been doing glute activation work pretty much daily along with smfr work. Did some light (painfree) hang-powersnatches/powercleans yesterday which is promising. On another note, I'm pretty disappointed in the online coaching experience with colin burns. He takes several days to answer my questions if he does so at all... and eventhough he said that he has been dealing with impingement and labral tears before he didn't give me any tips so far regarding the recovery process. Probably gonna stop that soon.