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by Dreadfish
March 14th, 2019, 8:22 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Bicep distal brachial tendon
Replies: 21
Views: 1269

Re: Bicep distal brachial tendon

it sure is Keith
but the specialist has told me no arm work at all. i asked about indoor rowing and i also asked about kayaking and it was a big NO to both
by Dreadfish
March 10th, 2019, 5:52 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Bicep distal brachial tendon
Replies: 21
Views: 1269

Re: Bicep distal brachial tendon

hi All.. an update @Keith its not the muscle thats torn its the tendon and yes while they could do a repair they wont as there is no guarantee that A. they can fix it and B if they did there could be un forseen complications. so i was back at the specialist last week and just confirmed that they wou...
by Dreadfish
February 27th, 2019, 7:41 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Bicep distal brachial tendon
Replies: 21
Views: 1269

Re: Bicep distal brachial tendon

was talking to the ex workmate who tore his off completely and he said the dr at the hospital told him that as he was of a certain age they would not repair the torn tendon but leave it as is. he had to raise hell to get them to do it. hes a similar age to me so i guess i will need to make some nois...
by Dreadfish
February 10th, 2019, 9:04 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Bicep distal brachial tendon
Replies: 21
Views: 1269

Re: Bicep distal brachial tendon

bit of an update. sometime in the next month (made the appointment 2 months ago and have forgotten when) i have a review with the specialist. so far its been much of the same with multiple pain free days followed by me doing something to twinge it again. will be interesting to see what the dr says. ...
by Dreadfish
January 13th, 2019, 6:55 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Should there be more drug testing in masters rowing?
Replies: 34
Views: 2589

Re: Should there be more drug testing in masters rowing?

to be fair i probably have more chance of getting drug tested at work than in any sport i have ever participated in. the gym i used (prior to arm issue) had a body builder there that from all accounts used to supply Steroids to other gym users. i say used to as in the previous 4 or 5 months he was n...
by Dreadfish
January 13th, 2019, 5:52 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Concerned about rowing as a grappler
Replies: 9
Views: 723

Re: Concerned about rowing as a grappler

one of the reasons i use the erg was to strengthen my back. when i start to get issues with my back in everyday activity it pretty much means that my back has reached a weak state due to my lifestyle. so i get back on the erg to strengthen it up.
by Dreadfish
January 6th, 2019, 10:03 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Bicep distal brachial tendon
Replies: 21
Views: 1269

Re: Bicep distal brachial tendon

Thanks Ombrax that was interesting. as an aside i have had several pain free days with occasional twinges then more pain free days. so it was looking better. then while putting on a seat belt in my car i jerked it and it caught and i am pretty sure i re tore the tendon. i nearly screamed it hurt so ...
by Dreadfish
December 17th, 2018, 3:46 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Bicep distal brachial tendon
Replies: 21
Views: 1269

Re: Bicep distal brachial tendon

ive hit the streets and am walking and have just made the decision to walk home from work 2 nights a week. (15km) got pretty dark in my head for a while and am just clawing my way out and was very tempted to just try and snap it completely and get the surgery. its been just over 2 months now since i...
by Dreadfish
December 6th, 2018, 9:03 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Bicep distal brachial tendon
Replies: 21
Views: 1269

Re: Bicep distal brachial tendon

unfortunatel :cry: y that was the specialist
by Dreadfish
December 6th, 2018, 4:21 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Bicep distal brachial tendon
Replies: 21
Views: 1269

Re: Bicep distal brachial tendon

one of the options was surgery but he (the Surgeon) was pretty vague about it. as in yes surgery is an option but there were no guarantee that it will be a good repair and it would still be weak and possibly fully tear in the future. so just taking it day by day and trying not to aggrevate it furthe...
by Dreadfish
December 5th, 2018, 5:36 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Bicep distal brachial tendon
Replies: 21
Views: 1269

Bicep distal brachial tendon

Well it's official. I have a partial tear in my bicep distal brachial tendon....
No rowing possibly forever. At best maybe 6 months and the possibility remains that I will tear it completely
Not in a good headspace at the moment
:twisted:
by Dreadfish
December 3rd, 2018, 10:45 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: English Indoor Rowing Championships
Replies: 25
Views: 1538

Re: English Indoor Rowing Championships

I was contemplating doing both NZ events NZ national indoor champs just gone on the 24th Nov. several national records broken and one pending world record. I was dithering about this one but due to still being off the rower with my continued arm issues that went by the by also the masters as above. ...
by Dreadfish
November 27th, 2018, 4:55 pm
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: Start the fat fighting :/
Replies: 12
Views: 1679

Re: start the Fat Feighting :/

Hi Florian

some of us here have used the interactive weight loss program
https://indoorsportservices.co.uk/weigh ... nteractive.
in conjunction with a good diet you should get good results.

no doubt a few other will chime in with assistance and advice
by Dreadfish
November 25th, 2018, 7:19 pm
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: Expectations!
Replies: 72
Views: 11837

Re: Expectations!

my arm is getting worse. can barely carry anything with that arm now and am in constant pain pretty much 24/7 :x Practicing slow movements and low tension holds with no weights can be helpful. For example, lift your arms slowly, hold them overhead in an extended position, lower them slowly, relax a...
by Dreadfish
October 31st, 2018, 9:33 pm
Forum: Teams
Topic: Forum Flyers
Replies: 1857
Views: 219474

Re: Forum Flyers

looks like i am out for a while now. arm is progressivly getting worse and can now barely lift anything of any weight at all. specialist appointment on the 15th. hears hoping that gets me some news on what is going wrong