Ask Me About Outrage
- Sep 3, 2014
- Los Angeles
While I somehow never injured myself, losing my mobility is one of my biggest fears. When I was younger, I blew out/over taxed my hip flexors dead lifting and I couldn't walk for two days. Every time I stood up I'd collapse. Freaked me out. Luckily, no permanent damage.Just be careful. I did a lot of powerlifting as a youngster until I shredded my trap muscle on a deadlift. The nerve damage and scar tissue in there has been the bane of my existence for decades since. There's chronic stabbing and burning in my neck and shoulder. Some days, the pain is excruciating. I've seen numerous specialists, to no avail. I've learned to live with it, but it sucks. Now, I'm just fat...the 12 oz. curl is my max lift.
I used to move a lot of weight. I forget my maxes, but I remember doing sets of dead lifts and squats with 405 pounds on the bar.
These days I do body weight work outs. Squats, Push Ups, Handstand Push Ups, Bridges, Leg Lifts, and Pull Ups. The chance of injury is very low, and I think I'm as strong now as I've ever been.