I'm so happy with this! AMRAP at ~85% 1RM. 6 reps! 😊 I would have tried for at least 1 more if I'd had a spotter. And I finished that and thought 'my form wasn't all that great', so I'm super content considering. Also, think my arch is improving! 👊🏾💪🏾🏋🏿♀️ #winning
Some #griptraining tonight. 2" thick #axledeadlift with double overhand grip (no knurling) and pinch grip with 2 x 10kg plates (facing inwards) and 5kg added. Fun session but really hot in the gym tonight and so struggled with grip. But it was nice to be in the gym doing something a little lighter and easier on the CNS.
You don't always have to use heavy weights to get a good workout in, you can use your own bodyweight just as well.
Here's a little suspension training routine I use now and then with my clients. Last week Kev struggled to even move his own body but now he's getting used to the movements and gaining more confidence in being able to move his own body around.
Grip and shoulder🔥🔥🔥 One of my favorite exercises in the MinneNinja app. If you wanna up your grip and pullup game, check it out😎 Link in bio!! ______
The program has over 150 videos with my voice over instruction. It's laid out in a six day weekly program and workouts start at 15 minutes/day. Follow the whole program or adjust it around your current plan to improve your weaknesses💪🏻💪🏻 #minneninja#minneninjaapp#getninjastrong#trainlikeaninja @plankkapps
Been really slack and haven't posted in months... will try and post up more training vids!
Been loving training the last few months, starting to take my strength to the next level thanks to the help of my buddy Rick Jones!!
Tonight was heavy shoulders. 1x4 @110kg strict military press (PR) 2x10 @80kg wide grip strict military press. 3x10 @20kg DB lateral raises 30sec rests. 3x10 @20kg DB front raises 30 sec rests 3x12 back band pull aparts superset with 3x20 black band face pulls 2x40 @24kg seated kettle bell bent over shrugs Finished off with a bit of fun.... was inspired by @phatmuscle89 Fat grip, thumbless lat pulldown/rows..... had no fat grips but I did have a roller thunder handle!!
Did 3x8 @55 on stack thumbless( video of 3rd set and no idea of kgs!) These were savage on the grip and forearms!! #powerlifting#strength#rollingthunder#militarypress#ludusmagnus#griptraining#gpc#gpcgb#shoulders
If you grip things a lot (rock climbing, bouldering, barbell/kettlebell training, paddling sports, manual labor-intensive work, etc), you may have encountered an annoying finger pain called trigger finger.
What is Trigger Finger?
Aka "stenosing tenosynovitis", trigger finger is basically when one of your finger tendons gets stuck in a tendon sheath. It's characterized mainly by pain, locking up or clicking when the fingers flex.
People with TF develop a physical restriction (feels like a bump) upon the tendon itself due to inflammation from overusage. This bump may have difficulty passing through a ligamentous structure called your A1 pulley, which basically acts like anchor to prevent your finger tendons from "bowstringing" whenever you bend your finger. The locking phenomenon occurs when this bump on your tendon has difficulty passing through the A1 pulley resulting in irritation, inflammation, pain and difficulty bending/extending the finger.
What to Do?
As with most overuse injuries, resting from the incriminating activity will help. Splinting the finger into extension at nighttime has been shown (albeit with low level evidence) to improve certain outcome measures like pain, range of motion, strength, etc.
During the day, an effective strategy can be to place some tape on your PIP joint (or middle knuckle) for some tactile feedback to temporarily limit finger flexion. And in cases where conservative management is unsuccessful, one can get a corticosteroid shot or even a surgical pulley release.
See a physical therapist or MD before trying any self-treatments learned through social media, including this account! Swipe left to see some passive ROM exercises I have my patients do in the early stages to promote some gliding of the tendons without contracting them. In the sub-acute stages when pain and inflammation are under more control and ROM has improved, active finger flexion exercises with the wrist in various positions can strengthen the tendons and nourish the articular cartilage of the finger joints. In some cases, if tolerable I will have patients perform active ROM exercises in some of these positions.