Saturday, February 20, 2010

Injury 1

This continues on a bit from my post about "skills".

I have occasionally mentioned on this blog my recurrent back spasms. Occasionally I get a back spasm. Usually in the quadratus lumborum. It has been going on for years since a deadlift workout in about 1992.

When I am injured - and I've had a couple of episodes this last couple of weeks - all this stuff about exercise and conditioning goes into the background. The focus is on simple movement. Just to be able to move freely and without pain is sometimes a great blessing that we can take for granted.

Skill sets start with being able to walk, sit, get dressed. When they are in place then the essentials are there!

2 comments:

olddude said...

Hi Chris,
Scott Sonnon is a genius who some of us will ignore because he is part of an incredible marketing machine but the guy is spot on about movement,tension,physcology,etc.

taliesen said...

Hi Chris

FWIW, I too suffered very brief but very intense spasms in my left quadratus lumborum for years; on and off, also, I felt, often related to my emotional condition. I have been spasm free for 8 years now; what fixed it for me was a course of trigger point / myofascial massage. This particular therapy has, for me, also successfully addressed knee, shoulder and elbow pains. Worth investigating, IMHO.

Regards

Tal