hajiwasapunk

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  1. o.k. Of my foot, the 12 week x-rays or both?
  2. For whatever it's worth, I had a nerve block done as part of my Lis Franc surgery. I thought it was great. The Dr told me it would wear off in about 12-24 hours and was to make it so I didn't come out of surgery with such intense pain. It did exactly that and I was on morhpine about 20 hours after the surgery. I don't know if it's just prolonging the invetable need for other pain killers, but it did what it was supposed to in my case. Now that shot in the groin to get it, that's another matter!
  3. I posted a while back about having surgery to repair a Lis Franc injury. The surgery required 6 screws being installed in the 1st - 3rd (I think) metatarsals. At 13 weeks I was "officially" cleared to get off the crutches by my surgeon though I had tested this a few times as early as about 9 weeks. I'm now at about 17 weeks post op and the last 3 seem like my foot is getting worse. The swelling is down, and I can wear normal shoes but when I say worse I mean the pain felt after doing nearly anything (ie walking 1/2 mile). So I guess my question is this, is that normal for it to seemingly hurt worse after you get back on it (for weeks, I figured on a 1-2 weeks of some soreness). I don't want get back on pain meds but it's painful enough that it's causing to me think I should take 1-2 Vicodin or something a day. Is there anything non-narcotic that would help this (800mg of Ibuprofren isn't cutting it). Thanks as always.
  4. I'd say anything under 3 is a good deal.
  5. I think diet and even steroids do make a difference. But I've working (not in a professional sense like you are, but as a partner) with bodybuilders and the routine has always been to do lower reps 5-10 to gain mass (and for football players they'd add a couple of sets at 2-4 reps). For instance take a modern NFL linebacker. I'd have a hard time believing he'd been in the best shape to run even a 10 minute moto. You're right there is so much more to being great at MX than fitness. This is why you can run into big fat guy he can still ride. If you can ride enough you can get into the right shape to ride well without looking like an athlete. I see your point about strength training not necessarily making you into the hulk, but I still think for pure MX training, for an average weekend warrior, the circuit training and high rep stuff is best. I'll follow up with the reading on your website, it's been a good discussion.
  6. I agree with everything you're saying except that it's necessary to strength train (low reps) with any regularity for MX. I'm almost with you, but you say "you never be too strong" but you can be "too big". So if you're doing heavy lifting, how do you keep from getting big? Again I'll point to the physiques of top pros, RC, Reed etc. They don't look like people who've trained for strength?
  7. Interresting points, and I definitely agree with the case by case, season by season point. Routines evlove to individual needs/genetics. As for strength training, maybe if someone is really thin or weak, but I don't think you want to make a habit of low rep training for than a short time if you're looling to improve your ability to ride MX. What do you do for a living? What is "big bucks"? I might want to change my major
  8. Thanks for the 2nd opinion. That's exactly what my surgeon said.
  9. Yes, but wouldn't agree that the endurance half requires cardio (I'm sure his heart rate got going pretty good by about 15 -20 reps) whereas a one bench max ONLY requires strength. MX needs that cardio too, that's why the top riders look more like swimmers than olympic weight lifters.
  10. I need to take antibiotics before every teeth cleaning for the next 5 years. My ortho surgeon says that's not necessary. What do you tell your patients Dr. Mark?
  11. CBus660R, thanks for posting. If the races are that long then I would think you'll need something much more cardio and longer but less intense (just like you suggested).
  12. I've only raced MX but since no one posted anything yet I thought I throw a couple of ideas out. These are things I've done in MX that help some. Do you get winded at all when you're riding at race pace (how much time does a HS race take anyway)? What I did in MX was figured the Sat. night races took about 8-9 minutes to run. So I would spend some time doing cardio for at least 15 minutes (not quite twice the time of the race). 15 minutes for cardio isn't that much but I tried to push myself so that I was at a pace that I could barely make it 15 minutes (this might be different for everyone, 10 years ago this meant running 6 minuted miles, today it's 8 minute ones). Also I lift weights in an aerobic style doing one excercise per muscle group of 15-20 reps back to back, rest 2-3 minutes and then repeat the whole thing doing the entire body 3 times. This seems to build strength but applies the out of breath feeling I was getting on the track. 3 months of that and I could ride at my best pace for 3-5 laps more than the races were run.
  13. dude, &%$#@! is your problem? You said you wanted to workout because at least in part because you were too skinny, thus the point about adding size. Also, you can gain the same health benefits of working out without working out for just strength. And again, I say, if you've been working out for 10 months without the results you were expecting, there's something that needs to change in diet/routine. Finally, to your question about being tired/sore to ride. Tired and sore are not the same thing imo. Tired is how you feel a couple of hours after a workout and sore is the how you feel the next day, hince my point about riding on the same day. Soreness is way to individual to say if you could ride or not. It involves your condition, how hard your pushing it (not just reps but sets and are you working out to failure) and again diet. The right diet can reduce soreness by giving your body what it needs to recover. There's no real way to answer this. My suggestion would be that you quit blasting the people trying to answer your questions and just get out there and try it. You'll know real quick if you're too sore to ride and since you're not training for a race it won't matter now will it?
  14. O.k., then to answer your question more directly, I wouldn't do strength training on days I plan to ride. Strength training (low reps and forced reps) should leave you feeling like you're pretty exhausted when you're finished. That's not the condition I want to be in when I hit the track. Also, if you're looking for health benefits and adding some size, you don't have to go to 3-6 reps to get this. If you've been at it doing sets of 8-10 reps for several months and aren't happy with what you're seeing, I'd bet money your issue is with diet and not the weightlifting (assuming you're doing the right exercises etc). PM if you're interested, I've helped people prepare diets for various training routines before.
  15. My point was that he's talking about going from 10 reps to 8 and then 3-6 reps. I don't that there's a magic number per se, but I know that if you're under 10 you're too low. I'd start with maybe something in the 15-20 range. MX, as you know, is requires more endurance than raw strength and to maximize the efficacy of a workout producing more endurance the reps need to go up. It's individual for sure, but no one I've seen in 15 years of study and exercise is at the 3-6 range for endurance.