Washington State Championships is not in the books for me. I had to resign from this competition just this past week because my training was completely non existent due to the incapability of moving my arm any direction. My top two ribs on my right side got jammed back due to an overuse in deadlifting. It originated back in September when I was peaking for nats, and 5 weeks ago one morning, I hung from a bar to direct a pull up in class and that was the end of my training. Make sure to switch your grip when training heavy deads, folks.
I won’t step foot on a platform unless I am 142% in it, mind and body. I’m still going to have my @fearherfightathletics table and cheer on my good friends. I will go knowing I made the best decision as a competitive powerlifter.
I’ve been going to physical therapy where I’ve felt immense pain and helplessness- it has been a lot of emotional work to sift through. Not being able to move my entire shoulder girdle without discomfort has been hell and made work extremely difficult. But, I have been patient and optimistic (70% of the time🙃) because hey, I already qualified for nationals and will be doing Regionals for funsies in July 😎 cc: @originally_rj
Today is the first day I have felt minimal pain in my neck & collar bone so I came to the gym to “see what I could do.” I haven’t had this weight on my back for months so it felt more than awesome to feel minimal pain while squatting and having it feel relatively heavy 😏 275 for two, and that’s me being careful.
Thanks for filming @zach_plymale- I could hear your reaction that I was going for anotha one. 😁
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