Task List, April 2011

     I dislocated my right shoulder recently.  It was a superior (upward) dislocation that separated my acromioclavicular juncture.  Translation,  my shoulder is screwed and I’m looking at a long recovery.  I intend to keep training.  However, I will have to modify my goals to accommodate my right arm, or rather lack of right arm.  I’ve already been tagged the “One Arm Bandit” at the Pinemont school.

     I know I need to work on triangles and hip movement.  Since neither one of those necessitate the need of a right arm, that will be my focus for the next few months.  I’ll need to increased the strength of my abdominal muscles, because both of these activities require the use of strong abdominal muscles.  I’ll also need to consider the rehabilitation of my right arm.  I’m afraid I injured my rotator cuff and some of the ligaments of the acromioclavicular juncture.  So, here is the “new” training task list for April 2011.

New Priorities

  1. Attend at least two classes a week.
  2. Don’t use right arm, during training.
  3. Don’t be afraid to say, “I am unable to do that at this time.”

Training Focus – April

  1. Strengthen abdominal muscles.
  2. Look for triangle setups
  3. Focus on hip placement.

Shoulder Rehabilitation – April

  1. Do range of motion exercises several times a day.
  2. Do isometric exercises three times a day.  Gradually increasing repetitions.
  3. Set an alarm on my phone to do exercises or I will forget to do them.
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2 Responses to Task List, April 2011

  1. Allie says:

    I’ve tried grappling with one arm several times before. Didn’t do so well. lol. Hope you heal up quickly and don’t injure it further. Be safe!! 🙂

    • Thanks Allie. In the late fall of last year I had a pinched nerve in my neck, among other things. Because of that, I had some nerve damage to my right hand, and had to wear a wrist brace for two months. Strange I know. But before that, I had cracked a rib below my right scapula. So, essentially, I’ve been grappling without the full use of my right arm for several months now. Everytime one incident gets better, another one happens. 😦 It’s very fustrating.

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