Hello again and welcome to this week’s blog post Despite the rather poor level of feedback – hint, hint – on parts one and two – there may be some budding regular readers expecting to find the concluding part of my epic stretching trilogy here. I make no apologies for its absence and have in fact already covered myself for all such incidents here . All being well the concluding ‘Return Of The King’ style finale to the saga should be with you next week Meanwhile this week’s post will be all about me
There is no great mystery surrounding the absence of part 3, I’ve simply been too busy to get around to filming the videos. For a personal trainer Edinburgh is always a hectic city and this week has been particularly so. On top of my personal training clients, my blog writing/admin sessions/reception shifts here at Factory Gyms and my nocturnal moonlighting activities I’ve had all manner of exciting adventures. To be honest I think that is somewhat of an exaggeration, not unlike my claims that my post on basic workout structure was thrilling, but I’m going to share the two most exciting events with you anyway
Last Sunday I handed over the first ‘Train Like A Bodybuilder’ blog post – finally – to Chloe at Factory Gyms, complete with videos, expertly shot – in one take – and edited by Chloe herself. The post should be up on the Factory Gyms blog shortly and in the meantime you can get a sneak preview by checking out the video below:
I also made some great progress in resolving the ongoing saga of my badly behaved right shoulder Many years ago I subluxed (partially dislocated – from the latin luxatio apparently) it and while it generally behaves very well it does try to fall out from time to time, especially when I do daft things in the gym Anyone who was following my updates on my FB page earlier this year will know that I was guilty of a such a bout of daftness at the beginning of March and as a consequence have not been able to train my upper body since, putting paid to my September Birthday Photo Shoot plans I’ve been rehabbing it/whining about it ever since and while I’ve generally managed to retain a sensible perspective as it isn’t exactly a life threatening condition, I must confess that I have on occasion lost my sense of humour about the whole thing and indulged in bouts of grumpiness, bemoaning my advancing years and subsequently poorer recovery abilities
After once such bout last weekend I resolved to seek the help of an expert, which lead to me taking a trip to see physiotherapist Donald Alexander in his treatment room on Rodney Street. Donald is exceptionally knowledgeable and I am delighted to report that I finally have peace of mind about exactly what’s going on in my shoulder joint I have a comprehensive rehab program and a lovely length of red tubing to use in the performance of said program I really can’t recommend Donald highly enough and should you find yourself in need of a physiotherapist you can call him on 07896 927 883.
Following on from my visit I’ve excitedly set myself a date for the resolution of full training, September 16th, adjusted my food intake accordingly and got myself a shiny new training program . I’m going to do 3 weights and 2 cardio sessions a week, as well as my special shoulder exercises I’ll spare you the exact details for now but if anyone is interested in the specifics just leave a comment and I’ll post it in its entirety.
I’m away to work on that rehab program now, but I’m very excited to leave you with the news that the Birthday Photo Shoot WILL take place, though obviously it won’t be on my birthday In a shockingly wise and mature move I’m not even setting a date at this point! I’m simply going to train wisely and sensibly, avoiding any further outbreaks of daftness, and allow my body to guide me, rather than forcing the issue and risking further breakages