Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Still lurgy-fied...

Still battling along with the dreaded lurgy. I was able to teach RPM yesterday though and it was nice to be back, with most of my participants saying after the class "did you think you were going to die?" Charming! I must have started looking a bit green around the gills by Track 7 but I was able to hold on and bring it home. It was quite an exhilarating feeling to actually teach an entire class by myself and it was a pretty big class for a Monday (30 participants). I can never tell how the numbers are going to go for that class - I sometimes have a big class and then other times I struggle to get 10 participants through the door. I am taking on an early morning Wednesday class in a few weeks - which apparently only had 3 RPMers in it last week. I find teaching to lower numbers a challenge, but I've often taught my best classes and learnt the most with a small group.

Have my sports doc appointment tomorrow after a bit of a catch up with the physio today. She is young (only 25) but oh so intuitive about this old injury of mine. I won't be a bit surprised if the ultrasound shows up a slight tear of the infraspinatus which is what she has been guessing. It hasn't healed as fast as she would like, but I'm feeling so much more optimistic about it. We're going to sit down after the results come back and nut out a strength training plan. After injury it is so important to go right back to the basics of movement - I must say I see some personal trainers doing some pretty scary moves with people in the gym sometimes - they expect all of this high level stuff whereas the basics have never been taught.

Off to bed now!


Top End Girl said...

Hi Liz,

A bit of a lurker, but I'm wondering how you did your injury?


LizN said...

Hi Essie,

Thing is I'm not entirely sure. Started just before my surgery, I lay on the injured side one night and ..poof! couldn't move arm. I would imagine that I may have been brewing it for a little while, but that just tipped me over the edge.

Nice to meet you,
Liz N

little rene said...

I know what you mean about scary personal trainers! I LOVED mine before I had Maya but some of the weight bearing exercises she wanted me to do were fraught with danger! I had to invent old injuries to get out of them ;)

Tara said...

Good luck with the physio tomorrow Liz. I hope that she has good news for you.

Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday. Terrified at the prospect of doing one of your classes though!! will I cope physically??? :o)

Tara xxx

Gillian said...

Hi Liz,
I agree totally with you about making sure your basic movements are right before moving on. I was wanting to ask you a question. I do a lot of running (am doing the Gold Coast half on the weekend) and am finding I have quite a few problems with my ITB, which in turn causes problems with knees etc. I realise this is quite common with females but I do feel I need an expert to look at my running style just in case it involves my biomechanics. Are you able to recommend anyone in Brisbane
All the best with your future classes,

Nic said...

Hi Liz,
I hope you are feeling better.

It is so true about some of the weird and complicated things some trainers makes their clients do when the reality is if they stuck to the basics they would probably get better results.