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Admin
22-03-2010, 01:27 AM
We have all been on the receiving end of injuries in the gym
Tell us your injuries

Fenrir
22-03-2010, 01:32 AM
I dislocated the thumb in my right hand a few years ago when I was trying to open a car door that I thought was stuck. Turns out it was locked.

Really set me back for ground work as it was one month before nationals (olympic lifting).

minithemeezer
22-03-2010, 09:16 AM
My only gym injury has been doing the seated row. I lost an almost imperceptible amount of form at extension, felt an almost imperceptible click in my lower spine and kept on training. Big fail.

Was about 10 years ago and still have to be careful to stay mobile as extended periods of standing, sitting or laying around cause it to seize. Doesn't impact my training though :). Ice massage has been a godsend.

Cycling is another story:

- Face-planted the back of a car when my front wheel got stuck in a piece of missing road and launched me into the air on the way out. Good thing the car was a bubbleback Ford Laser, but the woman driving must've thought she had a big Garfield stuffed toy spread across the back of her car. I emerged remarkably unscathed apart from impact soreness.

- Countless falls and scars on the track from fast formation work on road bikes and panic merchants using their brakes :mad:.

- Hit by a car while on Geelong Road riding to a race. Not sure how I got out of that one as the driver later said he was going to leave me on the road while I was unconscious, however, he said a pang of guilt crept in and he parked behind me to protect me from being cleaned up. Twisted a lot of body parts but nothing broken.

brendon
22-03-2010, 12:08 PM
twinged back once or twice, nothing serious, and only other thing i tore one ofthe tendons whic h hold your lower abdominals to pelvis or sometihng like that.. friggen hurt.. droped a 20kg plate on my foot once thats all for lifting injuries. if your talking about sporting injuries like footy, soccer then thats a massive list. lol

Grylls
22-03-2010, 10:44 PM
Was just about to post up that I had hurt my wrist doing bench press wrong. Stupid really just doing far to much weight. Did a light session today in the gym but couldn't lift much at all due to my wrist. Has anyone got any advice as to what I can do or not do to help fix it up? Should I do some light weight isolating them trying to build them up or stay away from the gym for a while? Thanks in advance for any help guys. Cheers :)
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vader-nator
23-03-2010, 08:18 AM
torn triceps tendon( Dips)
torn biceps ( both sides )
torn quad outer ( squats )
right hip joint (leg press)
torn left upper butt cheek ( dead lifts )
torn left hamstring ( Running with 4th class kids )
torn right hamstring ( leg curls / not enough warm up )
left and right rotor cuff BTN press ( back in the lifting era )
Lower back herniated disks ( megga deadlifts and squats )
Ligament, disc nerve damage in low back. HAd to learn to walk again ( laid up in hospital and no walk for 3 months)
hernia ( dead lifts )
Both knees make a gut wrenching crackling sound on leg extension machine ( can hear em over the gym music )

Goosey
23-03-2010, 01:51 PM
torn triceps tendon( Dips)
torn biceps ( both sides )
torn quad outer ( squats )
right hip joint (leg press)
torn left upper butt cheek ( dead lifts )
torn left hamstring ( Running with 4th class kids )
torn right hamstring ( leg curls / not enough warm up )
left and right rotor cuff BTN press ( back in the lifting era )
Lower back herniated disks ( megga deadlifts and squats )
Ligament, disc nerve damage in low back. HAd to learn to walk again ( laid up in hospital and no walk for 3 months)
hernia ( dead lifts )
Both knees make a gut wrenching crackling sound on leg extension machine ( can hear em over the gym music )

wow. I suppose it's true what they say, if ya gonna be stupid ya gotta be tough.
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vader-nator
23-03-2010, 07:00 PM
wow. I suppose it's true what they say, if ya gonna be stupid ya gotta be tough.
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Funny boy! Pay that one !:p:p:p:p

Ben
23-03-2010, 11:20 PM
Shit Vadernator. How the hell can you keep lifting!!

What advice can you pass on to me to prevent the same things from happening?

vader-nator
24-03-2010, 07:55 AM
Shit Vadernator. How the hell can you keep lifting!!

What advice can you pass on to me to prevent the same things from happening?

Advice from little old me?

LOL

1)
When you are at your all time best you always feel superhuman. You always need a little more.
My injuries are usually from letting my rep ranges go lower and lower chasing weight. It happens when you begin to level off. No gain. So you kid yourself you are still getting stronger. You find yourself doing sets of 3 or 4 reps with insane weight.

Not from being stupid..... just from being driven and discovering that things do have limits. Limits we dare not acknowledge.

2)
Low carb diets
Being a 1950's / 60's comic book design, I am happy to have one of those huge arnold / lou rib cages..... BUT I also get fat FAST. I tend to diet down from time to time. Stupid Bulk up cut down brainwashing. None the less I find that fewer carbs make me lose flab.

When muscles are full of glycogen, they are hard as steel and round. On low carbs they are deflated balloons. Never go on low carbs for a few days then try to do your normal lifts. I was on low carbs when I had my bad back injury and also my bad torn triceps muscle. Muscles are just hydraulics. Our bodies are composed mostly of water. Carbs give the muscle cells volume power and size. Never train heavy on low carbs. You will tear yourself.

Hope this makes sense!

Rob

Ben
24-03-2010, 03:08 PM
What weight were you squatting and deadlifiting when you hurt your back?

Gauche
24-03-2010, 03:13 PM
That's an impressive injury list Vader. What weight were you deadlifting to herniate your disks?

Gauche
24-03-2010, 03:17 PM
Constant injury's to my upper back (muscles down the side of the spine). I went to my chiropractor who told me to reverse my breathing when shoulder pressing/incline bench pressing etc. He showed me how when breathing in your spine has more support. Since then I have only ever felt it once when i was going for max weight awhile back and was really giving it everything.

My shoulder rotator is hurt at the moment but seems to be recovering well.

vader-nator
24-03-2010, 07:32 PM
What weight were you squatting and deadlifiting when you hurt your back?


That's an impressive injury list Vader. What weight were you deadlifting to herniate your disks?



Over time the weight just got to me. There is no magic number where our disks will bulge. Mine have worsened over time. Now they are F---ed.

You can train all of your muscles, tendons ligaments etc but brains and disks don't respond well to punishment. Disk damage to lifters is like a boxer being punch drunk.

As far as I am concerned anyone who can squat with 3 plates would do well to just increase reps rather than tonnage. Our spines are a fragile design and have a lot of flaws. Train your muscles not your ego.

As for dead lifts. Man I used to do shrugs with 6 and 700 Lb when I was in my 20's. The mild steel bar would be boining all around. Made me feel like herculese.

Same with calves. Try one leg calf raises with a heavy dumbell held behind your butt. You can totally fry your calves and the leverage is all at a mechanical point beyond your power. It is heavy as hell but no load on spine. I bet every dude who can do calf raises with 200kg or more on the machine would need no more than a 35kg dumbell or kettle bell on one leg raises like this.

I am old wise and brittle.

My ego is all but gone. I train at home and just have fun.

Rob

Gauche
25-03-2010, 08:49 AM
Fun is what's it all about.. Good luck with your come back!
Llew
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Goosey
25-03-2010, 09:18 AM
You can have many injuries throughout your life but only so many recoveries.
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Ben
25-03-2010, 11:20 PM
As far as I am concerned anyone who can squat with 3 plates would do well to just increase reps rather than tonnage.

How much is three plates?

vader-nator
26-03-2010, 07:33 AM
How much is three plates?

3 plates = 3 x 20kg each side. Back in my day it was 3x 50Lb :)

Sorry..... old school lingo. :p

Shrek
11-04-2010, 06:43 PM
I woke up yesterday a sore left right back. Must've been from the deads, miltary's, bench workout on Friday.
I will still squat tonight, phuck it.

trofius
12-04-2010, 03:48 PM
3 plates = 3 x 20kg each side. Back in my day it was 3x 50Lb :)

Sorry..... old school lingo. :p


I allways thought "plates" were 25kg /55lb, The REDs..

I guess my gym predominantly has 20kg plates for the big uns.

As fara s injuries go I musnt be trying hard enough, I occasionally upset my lower back, by straining it, or not streatching enough.

I do get sore shoulder joints.

forearm muscles (near the elbow) from doing too many heavy benches.

most anoying was my right wrist were the ulna would kind of pop out when i did curls, this caused considerable pain and limited almost all my pulling exercises, and to a lesser extend my pushing exercises, I wore wraps for about 6 months, havent felt it in ages......touch wood!

NPR
13-04-2010, 01:03 AM
Bulging disc in L4/L5, associated sciatic nerve pain, ect

Vader with those injuries you must have been doing things wrong.

dave
13-04-2010, 01:02 PM
A little rotation of the spine while under load would be my guess.

MikeW
13-04-2010, 04:53 PM
Right Shoulder Rotator Cuff: Always been a nagging injury doing any sort of press.

Left knee: Ditto for all extension type work. Damaged the ligament doing squats with too much weight too quickly.

Right knee: Ligament damage when sailing as a bowman and pulling in a spinaker whilst straddling the spinaker pole. Little gust pulled me sideways while my knee was against the pole but my foot firmly planted on the deck. Couldn't feel the outside of my right knee for hours.

Tore the hamstrings on both legs independently. Nice big muscle belly tears with good bruising and blood pooling down to my shins. First one was over-extended doing Tae Kwon Do and put my foot on my opponents shoulder while sparring to prove I could have cleaned him up only to have him then step backwards and tear the hammie. Other one was just being a dickhead and doing the full splits without warmup showing off. 20 years ago alright! Same outcome, big tear...

All pretty good now. Only the right shoulder still gives me grief and is a bit aggrevated from last night's seated MPs. Sleep, fish oil tabs, rest.

Cheers,
Mike

vader-nator
13-04-2010, 07:19 PM
Bulging disc in L4/L5, associated sciatic nerve pain, ect

Vader with those injuries you must have been doing things wrong.

No I have been at this since 1985. Although the biceps and rotor cuff injuries were early in the game and may have been due to dumbness, the others have just happened as unfortunate events. 25 years is too long to be training like a dick. We all become better as we have been at it longer. Who knows why these things happen?

I will say that I have trained HIT and Mentzer style for most of my training life . NEver let anyone tell you that 2 work sets isn't enough to wipe out a muscle group. Possibly my obsession with brief and infrequent extreme HIT workouts is also a factor. Being so regimented and locked in with my minimalist approach could have been a factor.

When I was my biggest, all my big man friends would be pumping away for a couple of hours and I would be gone home in 20 mins.


This year I am just pyramiding and have increased my volume to more conventional levels. I am training hard but not insane. MAking good weekly gains. Muscle memory is on my side. I have no intention of hurting myself any more.

Rob

Goosey
13-04-2010, 08:15 PM
With all due respect a poor tradesman blames his tools.

If you are performing an exercise incorrectly you will pay.
The dictum has nothing to do with it.
I want to make this clear to trainees just starting out.

The gym should be the safest place, exercise should not injure you, if it does you need to re-asses your training.
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Goosey
13-04-2010, 08:15 PM
With all due respect a poor tradesman blames his tools.

If you are performing an exercise incorrectly you will pay.
The dictum has nothing to do with it.
I want to make this clear to trainees just starting out.

The gym should be the safest place, exercise should not injure you, if it does you need to re-asses your training.
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Goosey
13-04-2010, 08:17 PM
With all due respect a poor tradesman blames his tools.

If you are performing an exercise incorrectly you will pay.
The dictum has nothing to do with it.
I want to make this clear to trainees just starting out.

The gym should be the safest place, exercise should not injure you, if it does you need to re-asses your training.
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diesel
13-04-2010, 08:47 PM
Current injury left AC joint from going too heavy on bench press partials.
Occasional hamstring twinge.
On going sciatica nerve - don't put this down to a gym injury - just from being fat.

Trev

Doug
13-04-2010, 09:30 PM
Fractured nose and chipped eye socket when I face planted my bike HAHA. Biggest headache the next day.

vader-nator
14-04-2010, 08:21 AM
I have never been negative or disrespectful to anyone here.

If you feel the need to act self righteous and tell me that I have trained dumb for 25 years then bite me.

Anyone who thinks my list is due to poor form is both arrogant and dumb.

Science

Youngs Moduluce

Stress over strrain.

Stretch a spring past its elastic limit and it will be broken or stretched, stretch a rubber band too far and it snaps. FACT!

If you don't get it I don't care!














With all due respect a poor tradesman blames his tools.

If you are performing an exercise incorrectly you will pay.
The dictum has nothing to do with it.
I want to make this clear to trainees just starting out.

The gym should be the safest place, exercise should not injure you, if it does you need to re-asses your training.
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Goosey
14-04-2010, 10:25 AM
I call it as I see it.
I've never met you or know you, I'm reacting to seeing someone who has been training for many years with an extrordinary list of injuries.

You've put forward your view I've put mine, your telling kids to train like rubber bands I think that's just silly.

I'm sure you are a nice fellow, but on this point I just totally disagree.
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vader-nator
14-04-2010, 05:17 PM
[QUOTE=Silverback;95810]I call it as I see it.
I've never met you or know you, I'm reacting to seeing someone who has been training for many years with an extrordinary list of injuries.

You've put forward your view I've put mine, your telling kids to train like rubber bands I think that's just silly.

I'm sure you are a nice fellow, but on this point I just totally disagree."



Fair that you disagree but telling someone he has hurt himself many times over 25 years of training all because he was doing it wrong every time is a simplistic and superior perspective.

We live and learn. Each time we hurt ourselves, we suffer consequences.

To imply that everything has occurred due to poor training technique is way too general. You might as well just resort to calling me a moron.

and

Spring and Rubber band were an example of materials having a breaking point when stress becomes strain and is placed at a point of no return.

We all have that point.

If you thought I said to train like a rubber band then pop back and try to comprehend my text as it was written.

Everything has a breaking point so it seems do I.

NPR
14-04-2010, 07:03 PM
Ive trained with world class weightlifters who have moved heavier weight, trained for longer and still have less injuries.

vader-nator
14-04-2010, 08:19 PM
Ive trained with world class weightlifters who have moved heavier weight, trained for longer and still have less injuries.

This is boring. If you haven't got anything new to contribute then F@CK OFF.

I am not in the witness box here so don't expect me to tolerate being cross examined and put in my place by simply sharing what I have been through.

Sooooo over it.

I don't give 2 F@CKs who you know, who you are or what your credentials are.

Putting me down is just an indicator of what stereotypical dumb lifers you are. Thanks for letting me open my mouth and share. .:confused:

Bye

Rob

Goosey
14-04-2010, 08:30 PM
No it's not boring it's bloody serious, vader, you feel injuries are a badge of honour? Or a result of overtraining, poor form?
Or all of the above?

It's not about you, you ninny.
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Morgan
14-04-2010, 09:01 PM
Apart from aches and pains (that don't last more than a few days) I can't say I've had any injuries. So far that is. :)

Edit: Do calluses count? If so, I had a few of them at the start, but now I wear poofy gloves and my hands are silky smooooooth.

vader-nator
14-04-2010, 09:53 PM
No it's not boring it's bloody serious, vader, you feel injuries are a badge of honour? Or a result of overtraining, poor form?
Or all of the above?

It's not about you, you ninny.
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No, my injuries are shit weak links that have come undone and caused me grief. No honor to be found here.


But
Never poor form.

Over training possibly
Undertraining possibly ( HIT )
Under warm up possibly
Not enough stretching possibly

But in the end who knows?


If I seemed shitty it's because the back injury meant I had to learn to walk again and was incapacitated for months. Some of the injuries have been life changing.

It's like someone being at the peak of fitness and dropping dead of a heart attack. You wouldn't tell the corpse how many people you know that were fitter than them would you? The damage is done.

Don't expect me to have a happy, polite well mannered chat about events which have been major stuff ups in my life.

I'm not happy about it.

Doctors have told me never to train with weights again.

I will be training until hell freezes over.

Shrek
14-04-2010, 10:16 PM
Ive trained with world class weightlifters who have moved heavier weight, trained for longer and still have less injuries.I'm sorry mate but I think you have too many delusions of grandeur.

dave
14-04-2010, 11:15 PM
You could have genetically poor posterior longitudinal ligaments (holds the disc in at the back of the spine among other things) which under load have given way eventually, or you coul have injured yourself when you were teens to early twenties outside or weight lifting by moving heavy boxes etc improperly like we all did when we were younger and then the ligaments hav finally given away under a heavy load. Your form could have been perfect and it was just a matter of load and time.
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vader-nator
15-04-2010, 01:00 AM
You could have genetically poor posterior longitudinal ligaments (holds the disc in at the back of the spine among other things) which under load have given way eventually, or you coul have injured yourself when you were teens to early twenties outside or weight lifting by moving heavy boxes etc improperly like we all did when we were younger and then the ligaments hav finally given away under a heavy load. Your form could have been perfect and it was just a matter of load and time.
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Great to hear some more friendly and accommodating responses.

Thank you!

I did hurt my lower back being a shift worker in the Birdseye frozen veg factory in my early 20s, that meant that my squat and DL form from then on were always very strict and upright......

Dad has had the same bad back forever. Could be a genetic weakness too.

Stress over strain = damage ( Youngs Moduluce )

BUT can we please just drop it.

Having a bad week this week for personal reasons so can we please just move on to someone else?

Thanks Rob

nievs
15-04-2010, 02:45 AM
No real injuries just a strained left wrist from stuffing up a power clean (still feels different from my right) Back can get very sore as I lean forward in the squat too much.

trofius
17-04-2010, 01:37 AM
The knurling took some skin off my nose doing military press tonight!

matches the skinn off my left knee from deads....lol :)

vader-nator
17-04-2010, 10:59 PM
The knurling took some skin off my nose doing military press tonight!

matches the skinn off my left knee from deads....lol :)

Me too. my poor old palm skin slid into a bunched up lump and then got crushed like a raw sausage when I did rows last night..
I haven't trained this heavy in years. Must remember to mash palm flesh flat around the bar before doing rows. Rippy skin calluses.

I grabbed some old sponges. They let me keep going.

NPR
22-04-2010, 01:41 PM
This is boring. If you haven't got anything new to contribute then F@CK OFF.

I am not in the witness box here so don't expect me to tolerate being cross examined and put in my place by simply sharing what I have been through.

Sooooo over it.

I don't give 2 F@CKs who you know, who you are or what your credentials are.

Putting me down is just an indicator of what stereotypical dumb lifers you are. Thanks for letting me open my mouth and share. .:confused:

Bye

Rob

As Andy said its got nothing to do with putting you down.

Those injuries should have been warning signs. Something needed to change, be it form, training style, weight moved, ect. Its about training smart.

Fantastic mature attitude by the way.


I'm sorry mate but I think you have too many delusions of grandeur.

You're wrong. But I can see how that may have some across.

I was just making a point that you can be elite and not be a broken mess of injuries and ailments at the end of it.

Not at all implying I was in the same leauge.

Goosey
22-04-2010, 02:09 PM
Weight training must not injure you.
Whether you are a weight lifting hobbyist or elite.

If you are you need to re-asses.

NPR is on the money.
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brendon
22-04-2010, 03:31 PM
i agree with NPR and silverback. lifting should not injure you. ive been training for a few years now and still relatively free from injury. tweaked a couple things but nothing serious. all my injuries come from playing sport not lifting weights.

vader-nator
22-04-2010, 07:02 PM
Whatever!

LOL

Your opinion means nothing to me. It is of no practical use what so ever at this stage.

Save it for your cronies.

Woulda shoulda coulda.

List indicative of a pile of F@ck ups, point taken.

Get over it and move on.

Goosey
22-04-2010, 07:06 PM
Vader, if you jump into the ring expect to be punched.
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vader-nator
22-04-2010, 07:19 PM
Vader, if you jump into the ring expect to be punched.
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LOL!

I feel so intimidated.

If a pack of wanna bees is nipping at my ankles, that hardly counts.:)

Shrek
19-06-2010, 04:43 PM
I dropped a collar on my big toe, hurt like hell. %$#@*&^%&

dave
19-06-2010, 05:29 PM
Did it bleed and is it black under the toenail now? I think you may lose your toenail slowly if it is.

Shrek
19-06-2010, 05:39 PM
Didn't bleed, but I can see it starting to go black. :(

dave
19-06-2010, 06:00 PM
It bleed underneath the nail then, mine took 12 months to fall off and regrow (does it at the same time by growing underneath).

Goosey
21-06-2010, 06:26 PM
Call a toe-truck
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Shrek
21-06-2010, 06:28 PM
Stick to your day job Silver, 'cause you're not funny. :rolleyes:

Goosey
21-06-2010, 06:31 PM
Stick to your day job Silver, 'cause you're not funny. :rolleyes:

Righty'o, I'll take that on-board Shrek.
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Morgan
21-06-2010, 07:04 PM
I nearly killed someone at the gym the other day, was benching 3 plates, I finished my sets so went to re-rack the plates like a good little member, I wasn't paying attention to what I was doing and removed all 3 plates off 1 side, the bar did a huge 180deg spin/flip, missed a bloke by about a foot... Luckily no one was hurt, I apologised to the bloke for about 10 mins, I felt horrible. That will never happen again.
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Morgan
21-06-2010, 07:09 PM
Also, speaking of filthy nails, li was helping disassemble a machine at work 2 years back, something fell, I couldn't let go quick enough and got my ring finger crushed, ripped the entire nail off, snapped the bone off and my finger was about 10mm shorter... The piece of flesh was still attached to the nail, A few plastic surgeries later and my finger looks almost perfect now.
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dave
21-06-2010, 09:19 PM
I wasn't paying attention to what I was doing and removed all 3 plates off 1 side, the bar did a huge 180deg spin/flip, missed a bloke by about a foot...

Nice, did that when I was 18 and first started out benching... straight into the wall.

puff
21-06-2010, 09:33 PM
isn't that one of those things we all do once?

Morgan
21-06-2010, 10:01 PM
Lol, I was so ashamed by my noobiditity...
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dave
21-06-2010, 10:09 PM
At least when I did it it was with crap all weight, you on the other hand would have had significantly faster bar flipping speed.