It is nothing major. Certainly nothing that compares to having titanium inserted into your spine! I was squatting Monday and didn't get my belt placed low enough on my short torso (what can I say, I'm short!). On about the second or third rep at 305 my Lever belt dug up under my rib cage. That was not a very fun experience. I finished the set, slapped 345 on the bar, got the belt in the right place, and hit 5 more reps. My rib cage, on the right side, is very sore. Hurts to breath, cough, or laugh. Luckily I don't have a cold, am a grouchy old cuss, so I don't laugh, but can't do much about breathing. A few more days and I'll be right as rain!
Bar x 20
70 x 5
85 x 5
100 x 4
120 x 3
135 x 3
150 x 5
135 x 10 x 3 - good speed on these today!
60 x 30 - 'cus I could!
60 x 15 x 2
I'm working at home today. I thought I would get a workout in just before lunch. I'm still hoping to hit deadlifts tonight. We'll see how it goes. Might have to do all my lifting sans belt.
OffRoad - wait until after she feeds me, otherwise I'll starve!
165 x 5
205 x 5
245 x 3
285 x 3
325 x 3
365 x 5 - PR Added belt. Hit the first rep, reset, knocked out 4 more. Not my best form, my shoulders were definitely rounding, but I got 'em up. Deadlifts are still my most problematic lift.
70 x 20 x 5
BW = 178.4 lbs
Ribs hurt. Adding the belt didn't feel good, but I got it done. Nothings broke, just bruised.
I'm safe... I got a pizza in the oven! Your evil plan of blackmail has failed!
How is the rib? Have you made a full recovery yet?
Nope, I keep aggravating it. My wife says it is what I'm good at - being aggravating. Walked for 3 miles (brisk pace of 12 minutes per mile) up in the mountains Saturday. I was surprised at how much that bothered me. Still sore and still healing. Have bench tonight and squats Wednesday. A little worried about squats...
I needed it too... just found out how much my daughter's wedding was gonna cost. We are now looking at a change of venue. Ouch!
I feel like someone went after me with an axe handle. Trimming horses, getting feed, covering the round bales (don't understand that, but the wife wants it done), feeding, etc., etc. Overdid it. Wish I had some Vicodin and beer.
Its official, ribs are busted. Not sure where that puts my training. I know I'm way too impatient to wait a month or two..
Oh S%#! that's bad. Sorry to hear that. Did you have an x-ray? Ask the Dr for some good meds. I get mine in bulk, 20 packs at a time!
They are cracked, which means they aren't moving around. If you're gonna have broken ribs, it is the way to go. I'm gonna go with motrin before I try anything stronger. I've been dealing with it up to now and doing okay. It just hurts to laugh, cough, move, sleep, or damned near anything else. Still contemplating a bench workout before the end of the week. I know, I'm not too bright.
On a side not, tomorrow is my 15th anniversary! Can't believe any woman could put up with me for that long. My wife, she is a saint!
Happy Aniversary. 15 years is a BIG accomplishment these days. I've been married to the same wonderful woman for 23 years now. I've been married half my life
The ribs suck. But do yourself a favor and let them heal for a while. Can you squat? May be time for a squat specialization routine
Squatting hurts worse than bench pressing. LOL I'm not sure what I'm capable of at the moment. I am going to see what works and doesn't work Friday. I've entered the strongest of the weak online competition and it is looking like I'll be weakest of the weak. LOL
How's the rib?
It will be three weeks on Monday. The rib feels much better. Now if feels sore and 'out of place.' I can move without much in the way of pain. I believe I'll try some light lifting next week and see how it goes. If that doesn't work, then I'll give it another week. Thanks for asking!