Had some great workouts this past week but thought I’d take an opportunity just to mention the importance of listening to your body, especially when it comes to injury. I’m not a doctor but I’ve found that logical diagnosis often times wins the day.
During Tuesdays workout I was pushing hard through this RFT workout of 70 cal row, 50 pushups, and 40 wall balls. I must have tweaked something with my bicep because on Wednesday it didn’t feel all that great. I had a little soreness but my arm felt weak.
My self diagnosis was “bicep tendinitis” which I realized last in the week.
So, I decided to workout on Wednesday to “test” it out and it was semi-painful to the extent that I couldn’t put 100% into the workout.
With that, I got smart. I decided to rest for a couple of days and put minimal movement into the arm.
I decided to test it again on Saturday and everything seemed great until we got into some rope climbs late in the workout which ended up tweaking it slightly.
Had a great chat with one of the coaches there and was encouraged to do some maintenance on the arm (ice, massage, etc) whichever I felt I should do as well as stay away from doing major pulling movements for a week or two or at least to resist doing them.
All in all, I iced my arm through the weekend and feel like it will take some time to fully heal but I’m not focused on not overworking the arm and being smart about my level of effort with it.
Moral of the story: Listen to your body because taking a few days off to recover and heal is much better than tearing something more and having to sit out months. Egos get in the way a lot so being smart about those type of decisions could lead to better results down the road.