Elissa Imran

Elissa Imran

Kenzai Mind | Day 8 (Member)
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Slowing down...sore hips

  • May 23rd, 2019 at 5:52PM

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OK OK, I'm listening. My lower back and hips are shouting at me!
As mentioned in my last blog, I was sore from Sunday's dragonboat races. But Monday's workout felt pretty good. Spent some extra time stretching and foam rolling. And Tuesday's dragonboat practice was mostly okay - bit sore and tight in the lower back and hips - IT band feeling better. Spent some extra time stretching and rolling. Tuesday evening I did the A cycle workout (still running a day behind) while my daughter was at dance class. I felt great. Practically flew through it. The 3rd set of burpees was tough but otherwise I was feeling fit! Spent some extra time stretching and rolling.
Wednesday morning I woke up with some lower back soreness. Felt tight and uncomfortable. I had planned to join some friends on a 3 hour moderate hike and I thought that might actually help loosen it up. It did! But by the afternoon I had soreness in my hip joints - not just the surrounding muscle and tendon - the joints themselves. So I realized I was being stupid thinking I was going to get in my B cycle workout. Spent lots of time stretching and rolling.
And today (Thursday) the whole lower back and hip area is just not feeling great. Dragonboat practice felt mostly okay. We didn't go too crazy as we're racing again on Sunday. But again I realize that I really shouldn't be doing a Chisel workout after that.
So I'm now 3 days behind. I think I'll have to go back to those after the end of the program. Just not the smart thing to do to try to fit them all in right now. I'll see how the next couple weeks go. Likely I'll end up pushing out a few more workouts - but I can do this as a 7 week program with all else I have going on.
I'm no expert on lower back and hips - and there are an awful lot of muscles connecting in around there. So now I'm off to do more stretching and foam rolling! Fingers crossed I find the right trigger point to release the tension!

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17 comments

Todd M.Todd M.Kenzai Kettlebell | Day 8 (Member)
Marketing Team25 days ago

I had similar issues with my left hip and glute. Ended up searching for some additional stretches focused on the area and it made a world of difference. Once I found the right ones, I could immediately feel the tightness and started to work it out. Within a day, I was about 80% to 90% and completely back after a few more. Just added them to the end of the workouts.

Sounds like you have a ton of exercise packed into the day. Tacking the missed workouts on to the end sounds like the safer approach.


    Jason F.Jason F.Kenzai Kettlebell | Day 8 (Member)
    25 days ago

      Rory M.Rory M.Kenzai Member
      25 days ago

      Chisel takes its toll on the body. Great picture. Brought back memories. Spent 14 happy years living in Shek O and Big Wave Bay.


        Augusta N.Augusta N.Kenzai Silver | Day 43 (Member)
        25 days ago

        Glad to read you're listening to your body and pulling back when needed. Lots of sleep too, to help with recovery and repair


          Ketan A.Ketan A.Kenzai Iron | Day 15 (Member)
          25 days ago

          Oooooh...Sounds painful Elissa! You sure do put on a great smiling face in your photo.

          Sounds like a splendid idea to make a 1-week project out of the remaining workout days.


            June L.June L.Kenzai Member
            25 days ago

            Sometimes REST is the only option. A physical therapist once said this to me!


              Martin D.Martin D.Kenzai Body 3 | Day 57 (Member)
              25 days ago

              Final stretch now before Dragon Boat races... good luck getting dialed in. yoir training routine is impressive. get the rest you need to be tip top


                Janet L.Janet L.Kenzai Blast: Beach Ready | Day 1 (Member)
                24 days ago

                Always good to listen to your body. It's not like you are slacking off - just subbing in alternative exercises. Good luck with the Dragonboat races!


                  Watson J.Watson J.Kenzai Kettlebell 2 | Day 22 (Member)
                  24 days ago

                  Take care of your self Wondertwin

                  Get smart Stay smart

                  Go Team go


                    Kathleen C.Kathleen C.Kenzai Blast: Beach Ready | Day 1 (Member)
                    24 days ago

                    7 week program makes sense for you right now. I found I needed to be doing some extra stretching too, clearly the chiselling takes a toll on the lower body.


                      Sophie L.Sophie L.Kenzai Member
                      24 days ago

                      Following how you are managing it all to perform at your usual top in the dragon boat, checking most of the Kenzai boxes, and enjoying other activities and the occasional beer(s).


                        Scott BurnsScott BurnsKenzai Iron | Day 15 (Member)
                        Trainer24 days ago

                        Draw a line through those missed workouts mate. Better to reach the finish line of the Chizz AND your race on Sunday. Hope you sort that hip out. Worth seeing a physio?


                          Elissa ImranElissa ImranKenzai Mind | Day 8 (Member)
                          Trainer24 days ago

                          Don’t think I need Physio. Just gotta take good care. It actually felt better after today’s workout (which was really Tuesday’s B cycle) but stiff again later in the day. I am pretty sure dragonboat is the culprit right now. Need to nurse it through to mid June and then let it all calm down over the summer hols!


                            Ellie J.Ellie J.Kenzai Sculpt | Graduating (Member)
                            23 days ago

                            Sounds like you're taking the smart approach--no surprise there! I miss the boat, those hikes and you! Take care of yourself--don't overdo!


                              Sean K.Sean K.Kenzai Member
                              23 days ago

                              Hit the jacuzzi if you can. I had a bunch of soreness earlier this week and a few long rounds of stretching in the hot water did wonders.


                                Sharmali ArumugathasanSharmali ArumugathasanKenzai Member
                                Trainer22 days ago

                                So in Blast and Fish TLDR fashion, I'll summarise that with "Spent lots of time stretching and rolling!"


                                  Todd M.Todd M.Kenzai Kettlebell | Day 8 (Member)
                                  Marketing Team21 days ago

                                  Looking for that new status update. 😳😊

                                  Hope your hips are feeling better and good luck on the finish!


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