?

Log in

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Ouch

I figure one is starting to get old when one wakes up feeling like a false move could wreck her back (it hurts a little but on the verge of worse), and nothing done yesterday justifies it.

*feels old*

*feels achy*

Comments

( 12 words — Say a word )
cd_lind
Mar. 19th, 2005 03:07 pm (UTC)
Now I feel even older. *back cracks*
hiyami
Mar. 19th, 2005 04:27 pm (UTC)
No, you have a reason for it :)

And if I had done something like pulling *really* heavy stuff, or exercised on the damn rowing machine too long, I'd understand... But I barely bore some food shopping, no biggie.

I suspect that working on the rowing machine without having a pro telling me if my position is good is messing up with my back, actually.
garoonet
Mar. 19th, 2005 04:44 pm (UTC)
Uh, yes, the main risk of a rowing machine is actually breaking your back. (I was lucky, it only screwed up one of my knees.)

A piece of advice that sounds obvious but is always better spelled out: do not, under any circumstances, use the machine again as long as you have the tiniest pain or discomfort in your back. And, in the meantime, search the web for videos of correct usage :)
hiyami
Mar. 19th, 2005 04:57 pm (UTC)
I was thinking of trying to drag myself to a swimming-pool to muscle my back in smoother ways before I try again.

And I'm not sure that videos would be enough. It's pretty hard to see / feel what is your exact position compared to the one done by others... if I recall gym in school and gym teachers always wondering how I could screw up the position.
garoonet
Mar. 19th, 2005 05:09 pm (UTC)
You and I were bad at gym class because we didn't really care to be good, it's different now :)

Anyway, swimming is a good idea, but that doesn't mean you'll have a better position when you get back to rowing.
hiyami
Mar. 19th, 2005 09:15 pm (UTC)
You and I were bad at gym class because we didn't really care to be good,

Not when a mark was at stake, I at least *tried* to not lose points :)

Swimming is meant to reinforce the back muscles in a non-stressing way, which in theory would support the spine in the "right" position.

I think I make the difference between back pain and back muscle pain, and that's not from the muscles, which is why I'm worried.
Also I fell badly a few times when I was trying to roller-blade (another of my attempts to exercise), which caused a few bad lasting back pains... And I wonder if it doesn't add up in the end.

Sport = bad.

I always knew that ;)
garoonet
Mar. 19th, 2005 05:18 pm (UTC)
Oh, and I meant to add: if you're going to use a rowing machine, you've got to learn to make the difference between back pains and back muscle pains :)
cd_lind
Mar. 19th, 2005 06:22 pm (UTC)
No, you have a reason for it :)
You mean besides old age and laziness? Uhm, second thought? Don't asnwer that. ;-)

I suspect that working on the rowing machine without having a pro telling me if my position is good is messing up with my back, actually.
Could be. My advise (apart from swimming)? Go to a gym and have a cute and not-too-brainless hunk explain the correct usage to you. ;-þ
hiyami
Mar. 19th, 2005 09:19 pm (UTC)
You mean besides old age and laziness?

I'm afraid to sound completely ignorant if I reply now :)
Isn't there pain associated by default to SB? Varying depending on circumstances / people, of course, but it's an added factor, right?

I did think of the gym solution, but upon mentioning the idea to colleagues, I've been told that the people working at gym clubs hardly pay attention to you to help you at all... :(
Also I'm not sure there are "single-session" tickets for gym clubs here, and getting one of those super-expensive 3-months or more subscriptions just to get some explanations is a bit... expensive :)

But Garoo above gave me an idea. There may be DVDs or other resources to show it, and I could probably buy a used one for a minimum price.
cd_lind
Mar. 19th, 2005 11:14 pm (UTC)
I'm afraid to sound completely ignorant if I reply now :)
Nah.... :-)

Isn't there pain associated by default to SB? Varying depending on circumstances / people, of course, but it's an added factor, right?
Indeed. I just have a hard time thinking about pain as a constant, permanent thing, you know? I know I should deal with it, but it's easier to just pretend that it's because I'm old or sat/slept funny or something....
cd_lind
Mar. 19th, 2005 11:16 pm (UTC)
And as usual I forget answering the entire comment.... *shakes head @ self*

I did think of the gym solution, but upon mentioning the idea to colleagues, I've been told that the people working at gym clubs hardly pay attention to you to help you at all... :(
Ah. I guess you have a point there. I don't go to gyms often. ;-)

Also I'm not sure there are "single-session" tickets for gym clubs here, and getting one of those super-expensive 3-months or more subscriptions just to get some explanations is a bit... expensive :)
True, that.

But Garoo above gave me an idea. There may be DVDs or other resources to show it, and I could probably buy a used one for a minimum price.
Yeah. That is a good idea. :-)
lakilika
Mar. 20th, 2005 01:13 am (UTC)
Let's get matching canes, heh heh.
( 12 words — Say a word )