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I’m going to do a video tour of the gym tomorrow night as suggested on the forum. I need your help.

Should I:
a) Do it seriously, and just go around listing stuff off
b) Do it in a faux- cribs style, even though that’s done by everyone.
c) Wear my gi and be ultra serious like an old Japanese Sensei?
d) Wear a clown suit or some other comic apparell.

I’ll probably just walk around like a gobshite pointing stuff out, but I’d apreciate it if you all picked your crap up off the ground and made the place look neat please.

Someone, can’t remember who, was moaning about being a bit sore the other night. So I decided I’d put a stop to that and list my physio screening report from November. The comments at the bottom are Will’s:

Pre Injury Screening Findings and Recommendations
Muscular/Skeletal Findings
1. Left sacroiliac joint dysfunction – This has lead to increased development and tone in left lumbar para-spinals. This has also caused excessive external rotation in his left leg increasing the ‘pressure’ in his left hip, knee cap, left ankle and left big toe.
2. Stiff left cervical-thoracic junction about C6,C7 and T1.
3. Left shoulder stiff and has decreased external rotation strength…this is probably related to issue 2.
4. Issue with left radio-ulnar junction.
5. Right scaphoid…in all likelihood…still broken from a couple of years ago (way to look after your body Barry.)

Recommendations and Treatment Requirements
1. Mobilise stiff left sacroiliac joint and work on glute control and deep abdominal control to get back control of ‘freestyling’ left leg.
2. Mobilise left cervical-thoracic spine and begin neck strengthening work.
3. Improve left shoulder external rotation strength.

Isokinetic Strength Testing Results
Right Quadricep = 294%
Left Quadricep = 292%

Right Hamstring = 143%
Left Hamstring = 140%

Right hamstring to quadricep ratio = 48%
Left hamstring to quadricep ratio = 48%

*Brief explanation of results…I usually look for a quadricep strength of 250% and hamstring strength of 160% at an absolute minimum acceptable value…below that and I’m surprised that athletes had the strength to even kick off their sheets in the morning.

So Barry’s quadricep strength was good…his hamstring strength is average…as in ‘man off the street’ strong…not athlete average.

I think a good athletic hamstring to quadricep ratio is around 70%.

So Barry has a lot of work to do to ensure that I don’t look like a complete idiot or maybe I should say…more of a complete idiot.

We’ll retest not long before he next fights to see if his entire training program has been a complete waste of time…thankfully…he couldn’t be much worse.

That made me feel better already…I’ll thank Barry tomorrow.


5 thoughts on “Right

  1. do it “mockumentory” style like the great spinal tap.No way you can hit that hard and still have a broken scaphoid. I broke mine before, trying to dislodge a big lump of top soil and grass from a plough by punching it. The guy putting the cast on looked at me like I was quite insane.I dont understand the physio stuff or the %’s. Have you the legs of monty burns or what?

    Posted by paul d'wonderful | February 18, 2009, 4:08 pm
  2. I have the quads of Paul O’Connell and the hams of Monty Burns.

    Posted by Barry Oglesby | February 18, 2009, 10:16 pm
  3. have you worked up to kicking a 12 tog duvet yet barry ?

    Posted by garrett | February 18, 2009, 11:11 pm
  4. I’m hoping to work up to that soon. I started with a cotton sheet and have moved on to flannel.

    Posted by Barry Oglesby | February 19, 2009, 3:30 pm
  5. Fair play I think it was a tasselled egyptian cotton sheet that helped me break through a tough plateau period.

    Posted by garrett | February 19, 2009, 10:04 pm

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