Monday, December 28, 2010

CrossFit ATL 4328 Richard

Workout of the Day

"Tabata Something Else"

Complete 32 intervals of 20 seconds of work followed by ten seconds
of rest where the first 8 intervals are pull-ups, the second 8 are
push-ups, the third 8 intervals are sit-ups, and finally, the last 8
intervals are squats. There is no rest between exercises.

Post total reps from all 32 intervals to comments.

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  • peterbassi
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    I’m pretty sure I have sciatica, so I probably won’t be seeing any of you till next year. Just wanted to wish everybody a happy new year…and have fun with this workout today ; )

  • peterbassi
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    Does anybody have any recommendations for an orthopedist. I called Peachtree Orthopaedic Clinic but they can’t see me until the 4th and I’d like to see somebody sooner.

  • MikeG_CFATL
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    I went to Atlanta Sports Medicine (I think that is the name) when I hurt my wrist. They were pretty good.
    What’s going on? What kind of symptoms are you having?

  • BMW-CFATL
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    Peter…I know a few Crossfitters have gone to Dr. Sadri at 1st Choice Healthcare and like him a lot. He kind of specializes in athletic injuries and related therapies.
    You can check his info out here:
    http://www.1stchoiceonline.com/

  • MikeG_CFATL
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    Hey Guys! A couple things…
    1. The New Year is almost here. Everyone should start thinking about their fitness/wellness goals. Maybe you want a sub 5 min Fran, sub 20 min 5k, 400+ deadlift, bodyweight snatch, lose 10 pounds, or gain 10 pounds. Start thinking about what you want. We have started a list on the whiteboard. Brainstorm and write your goals on that board. Soon we will have a blog set up for you to write your goals down and keep track of them. Also, your coaches will know your goals and will be able to help you achieve them.
    2. I want to have a flag football game this Saturday. I’ll ask some of the other gym if they want to play, but it won’t necessarily be gym against gym. I just want to get a good game going. Let me know if you would be interested in playing. We had a blast at the last game.

  • peterbassi
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    Mike:
    Sharp shooting pains along the outside/rear of my right leg starting in my ass and running down to about my knee and pins and needles in my right foot. Started off very mild two Fridays ago (the Friday after my level 1 cert) then got unbearable last Tuesday. I could barely move my leg/hip without the shooting pains. Been on Vicodin, steroids, and muscle relaxants for the last 6 days. Pain has lessened a little but not much.

  • peterbassi
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    I’ve got an appointment for January 4th at Peachtree Orthopaedic Center. Ever heard of them?

  • BMW-CFATL
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    I have not but that doesn’t mean anything. I just know of the other place because DeMarco and a few others have gone there and really liked it.
    Sounds like you have an IT band issue going on.

  • peterbassi
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    My last doctor didn’t think it was an IT band thing, but we’ll see. I managed to squeeze myself in for an appointment at 4:45 today at 1st choice. Thanks for the recommendation man.

  • BMW-CFATL
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    No problem…let us know how it goes. Sounds like the exact same thing I had back at the end of 2007. I was about 8 months into Crossfit when it happened to me.

  • peterbassi
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    The stupid thing is it doesn’t hurt at all when I squat, step up onto something, or swing or rotate my leg in any direction, but walking and sitting make me never want to walk or sit again.

  • CrossFit Atlanta
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    Peter, if you’re in town, let me know when you can come in to talk about it, and I’ll meet you. I ain’t no doctor, but I’ve read thousands of back injury and back surgery medical charts, examined and cross examined hundreds of doctors in back injury cases, and been through my own sciatica, bulging discs with nerve root compression, etc.
    Call me, 404-862-6580
    My back still ain’t completely fixed, but Sat I PR’ed in the deadlift! 135 KG!

  • CrossFit Atlanta
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    Peter,
    You almost certainly have nerve root compression in the right lower lumbar area, and should see an orthopedist & do such tests as the MD thinks you need (X ray, MRI, CT) to determine the exact cause (bulging or herniated discs, bone spurs, fracture, etc.) Peachtree Orthopedic are excellent, and you will be in good hands there.

  • MikeG_CFATL
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    Dude, sounds like l4/l5 disc and s1 nerve. Sitting and standing will hurt the most. I had the same injury years ago. I continued to workout with little pain, but sitting in a chair killed me.

  • Jeff
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    That sucks Peter. I hope you’re up and running as soon as possible. Best of luck.

  • peterbassi
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    Saw Dr Sadri at 1st choice today. Says he’s 90% certain I have a herniated disk. I’m out of commission for 4-8 weeks. Just enough time to get forget everything I learned at my level 1 cert. Definitely ready to put a gun in my mouth.

  • MikeG_CFATL
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    So, he doesn’t want you to do any movement for 4-8 weeks? When I herniated my disc, my doc wanted me to keep working out and moving. As long as I kept it light and controlled. I trained for triathlons throughout my 6 month of physical therapy. The only thing that hurt my back was standing or sitting. I was feeling ok as long as I was moving.

  • peterbassi
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    I’m going back to see him again on Monday, but the way we left it today was to not do anything that causes the pain in my leg, which unfortunately right now is alot of basic movements. I’ll find out more on Monday.

  • peterbassi
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    …and my back doesn’t hurt at all, just my thigh and mid/lower part of my ass.

  • MikeG_CFATL
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    I see. Well, see what he has to say on Monday. Just make sure you get specifics on what you can and can’t do. I think some movement can definitely help out, but he would know better than me.

  • Steve
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    Mike:
    The drink Whitney mentioned is called “Iskiate”, an energy drink used by the Tarahumara indians on their ultra-distance runs. Basic ingredients are water, lime, sweetener (sugar, honey, or agave nectar), and chia seeds. Here are a couple of links with more information about the drink and a recipe:
    http://rocksnroots.blogspot.com/2009/07/iskiate.html
    http://bit.ly/CMxfv (which points to here:
    http://www.runnersworld.com/community/forums/index.jsp?plckForumPage=ForumDiscussion&plckDiscussionId=Cat%3ARunner+CommunitiesForum%3A887b8e6c-ecb8-4ae7-a3ef-0f12bf559034Discussion%3Aaad31d48-4379-4247-bebe-defa289c352b )

  • Steve
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    Tabata Something Else: 353, new PR for me by a few points. I’m just glad I’m not going backwards after the holiday carb-fest my body has endured.

  • BMW-CFATL
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    That sucks dude. Take it easy for a few day like the Doc says. In the big scheme of things this is a blip in time.
    My pain was when I was doing movements so this is definitely different. Can you pin point a time when you hurt it?

  • BMW-CFATL
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    I’ve drinking chia fresca for a while. No real recipe needed. A tablespoon or two of chia seeds, 8ish oz of water, and some lemon juice.
    I don’t use sweetener, not really needed. Chia seeds have no taste so this it is just basically lemon water. The Chia seeds soak up water and feel a little like jello when you drink them.
    Chia seeds are super healthy. Google it. They are good for more than just ChiaObama.

  • MikeG_CFATL
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    Nice work Steve. Thanks for the info on the iskiate.

  • mike k
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    specifically what does this iskiate do? I heard “weight loss” in the discussion so my first inclination was to avoid it like the plague as I am scrawny. I will look into it myself but obviously value your opinion/information on the subject. For instance, I love Rhodiola rosea for energy throughout the day and especially for workouts. it helps with atp and creatine production. I am curious what effects iskiate has. Thanks.
    Also, nice PR tonight!

  • peterbassi
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    I started feeling the pain the Friday morning after my level 1 cert (5 days later), but all I did that week was some foam rolling and the PU/HSPU workout that Wednesday and I felt fine after that. Nothing else stands out in my head.

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