Wednesday, June 18, 2008

...a long time coming.

After a few weeks of minimal, if not zero, training due to some serious wrist pain in my right wrist - I'm finally feeling better. It's been a long time coming. I've been eager, maybe too eager, to get back. In the past few weeks I've only been able to manage 2 or 3 reps with the grippers in my right hand. Not 2 or 3 reps with a CoC #3...I'm talking 2 or 3 reps with ANY gripper. After a few closes I'd be in agony. The stress the blobs put on my wrist also caused great pain (even in the simple deadlift movement).

I drug the blobs out of the basement today; after a few pulls I realized I wasn't in pain! I did lift after lift, and had one of my absolute best blob workouts to date. No wrist pain, baby. My grippers are in my gym bag in the trunk of my wife's car, so no report on how they'll feel today. I'm hoping to get at the grippers tomorrow to see how they feel. Unfortunately, in my pain-free zest for working out again, I destroyed the webbing of my thumbs. It's considerably worse on my right hand, but it's nothing a little more hard work won't toughen up.

My strength is down but my morale is high. The 50lb blob will fall.