Pain, no gain

  • FlyingWeegie

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    May 17, 2012 7:26 PM GMT
    After years of being no better than 168lb I pushed myself up to 210. Now I've torn the tendons in my thumb and 1st finger after a bad tackle in rugby and now can't click a pen without pain. A bit fearful of losing the weight again having a crazy metabolism - has anyone any idea of a good set of training exercises that avoid aggrevating my hand? Any suggestions welcome icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 17, 2012 7:27 PM GMT
    The person who coined the phrase "no pain, no gain" was a masochist.
  • FlyingWeegie

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    May 17, 2012 7:40 PM GMT
    Well in this circumstance gym pain would be very welcome. This pain definitely not and few workouts that don't involve finger and thumb
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    May 17, 2012 8:06 PM GMT
    Can you do simple pushups? or pullups? Seeing maybe if you can do at least body weight exercises. there's tons of advanced bodyweight positions we use in gymnastics that are very effective.
  • FlyingWeegie

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    May 17, 2012 8:40 PM GMT
    Basically anything that involves extending the thumb out to a flat or raised position eg a thumbs up or clicking a pen causes pain, or tucking thumb under in a fist shape hurts. I basically need to isolate it from any movement. Hospital gave me one of these splints to use to restrict movement in situations where I could move it. If it were broken it'd be fixed now hehe