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Nothing like learning someone has leukemia to put your own aches and pains into perspective. Yes, I have another injury and it's one more thing that will make it difficult for me to be a truly competitive fencer and progress in skill level... but I should be GLAD that it's not something more serious.
[I note that while I am glad that it's nothing more serious, I still want to strangle Pollyana. She's much too optomistic.]
I only did 3 bouts at last night's practice, but
The doctor's office called and left a message that they've scheduled an appt. for me for MONDAY with a specialist and they want to talk to me NOW.
And I had worried that I was being unduly paranoid in asking for an MRI.
Too bad I set the cell phone down where I couldn't hear it.
Update: I have a TENDON TEAR in my shoulder.
It's a small tear, they said.
Head. Desk. Repeat over and over and over again.
What can/should fencers do to make their lessons more effective beyond paying attention, following instructions, and practicing what the coach is demonstrating?
Is there more that students could/should do to optomize the benefits of lessons?
This is a general question. I am curious and I do not have any specific person(s) or situation(s) in mind. I was reading some articles and looking through some books and it occurred to me that when it comes to academics, there
I've went to my second pilate reformer session last night before fencing and the jury is still out on this method. I don't feel like I'm pushing myself and I'm not really sore afterwards. OTOH, I'm not hurting the elbow and I'm doing exercises that will probably lessen the muscle loss due to the inability to do the exercises I had been doing.
And no pain does not necessarily mean no gain. Pilates is supposed to be a good core exercise and my weight has dropped back to where I want
I'm working my way through the sabre questions and either I lost the last part of the exam both on my hard drive and my backup drive or new questions were added.
431. Fencer Y makes a direct attack with advance-lunge against Fencer X's point in line. Expecting the beat, X makes two disengages. Both fencers hit.
a. Award a touch for X.
b. No touch
c. Award a touch for Y.
I'm sitting here going, huh? Is this a trick question? Fencer X disengaged.