Keeping in Shape
I am three days from the date my doctor prescribed for me to return to the basketball court after pulling a groin muscle in mid-February. I actually plays five games of half-court yesterday with no discomfort to my upper and inner leg muscles, but I did re-injure my left pinky, which seems to get jammed almost every time I play now. I continue to play, but I try to protect it with athletic tape. I donít have any strenuous cardio planned before Tuesday, so my muscle will have a chance to continue repairing and getting ready
for full-court on Tuesday. I am attending the Indigo Girls concert in Baltimore Monday night, so I may choose to wait until Wednesday and sleep in the night of the show, giving extra time to fully recuperate.
The Military Press Machine
Military Press Machine|
Weight lifting machines have
their place in anyone's workout regimen. In my case, I was giving free
weights a break to change up the challenges for my muscles, and to give
my injured fingers a break from having to curl around a dumbbell.
The image shows the military press machine, which I like
to do standing, but which can also be done seated. The muscles at work
here are predominantly the deltoids, residing in the shoulders. Biceps,
triceps, and latissimus muscles are also at work and benefit from
the military press.
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There I am in 1997. No that's not the same red shirt!