100 Pushup Program--Going to do it this time--or dealing with the elbow
Tuesday, March 02, 2010
For those not familiar with 100 pushup program
Here's my issue pushup. Almost 4 years ago I went over my bike handle bars and landed on my forearm. Result broken radius and ulna (those two forearm bones)--into the joint space---this is a not good way to break a bone---and both bones majorly displaced---everything that makes a joint a joint torn up. Originally they thought I'd shattered my radial head (head of the radius bone) but when they went into pin my back together they managed to find it.
I've had a great recovery for my injury---but it still haunts me and pushups are particularly bad. The funny thing is that if you actually looked at my right tricep it actually looks more defined and larger than my left, but its much weaker, I guess it has to do with the lose of mobility and all the scar tissue in that arm. I do have to but considerable tension on my muscle just to straighten the arm most of the way. It does not go completely straight any more.
Well enough of that. I tried 100 pushups a while ago and failed. But I've had two big accomplishments with my elbow.
I'm doing yoga again. Yeah my Chaturanga Dandasana, the push up part of a flow sequence is kind of weak, but I can do a full practice. I can also crochet again. Sound low stress but there was some repeated joint motion that was not good. Both of these things just were not happening a year ago. One of my lessons in damaging my elbow was that loss of motion in an elbow effects both the wrist and shoulder.
So here I am back to trying the 100 pushup program. I just managed day one at the lowest level yesterday using my step to make it easier. So that was 12 modified pushup--with breaks. Keeping my fingers crossed that I can keep progressing.