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  1. Alexander Castiglione

    Muscle Strain? or something more/less?

    Hey Everyone, So i know this is a bit vague, but I was at a proper gymnastics gym (ironically) and was stretching in the pancake position, a position i can usually get chest to floor in - and I shifted from side to side a little, and felt/heard a pop, right below my glute but in towards my groin, whatever muscle that is. Not quite hamstring, not quite groin, and I know I'm doing a horrible job explaining. I thought I had just seriously injured myself, but i stood up, got into a squat, moved around, no pain. That being said, I still don't have "pain" but I can't get as deep into a pancake without some tension and discomfort - I'd say a 2-3 on a 1-10, 1 being and itch, 10 being unconscious. From what my googling has led me to believe I probably have a very minor muscle/tendon strain, as I have no loss of strength, just a loss of perceived mobility - where i feel tension on the area, slight discomfort, and can't get as low as I like. The only two moves I feel this in are a pancake, or a really deep side to side squat; but i haven't lost any strength - which i read was one of the indicators of a stage 2+ tear. Has anyone had a similar injury? How did you deal with it? Did you stretch? Not stretch? Ice? Heat? Please let me know what's worked for the community, as I'm getting conflicting answers from training buddies and coaches, and I know if I go to the doc they'll prob just prescribe me something or say "you need an MRI." I have great insurance, but want to stay non-radiated unless absolutely essential. Thanks!
  2. Joel Tomkins

    Dorsal Wrist Impingement

    So I've been working consistently on my static holds for almost two months now, planche, L-sit and Front Lever progressions Monday, Wednesday, Friday. I follow my static work with some basic strength exercises using some rings. During the last week I've developed pain in both my wrists which is consistent with Dorsal Wrist Impingement (from what I've read so far). After cutting back on the planche work by doing less sets and using some pushup handles to minimise the bend in my wrist, the right is almost back to normal, however my left wrist is no better. I am going to take off a few days completely now and cut out the planche work for at least a week. I plan to slowly work back into it and focus more on conditioning to prevent this reoccurring. Is there anything else I should be doing? Thanks in advance!
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