Yikes! This thing with my shoulders/neck/back/chest is not getting so much better. I've been pretty good about staying away from push ups (this is REALLY hard to do while running a boot camp) and it's impossible for me to do things like a dumbbell side raise. Trying to do an Iron Cross with 5 pound dbs dropped me to my knees one day. It's pretty pitiful. BUT>>>I've still been able to demo burpees and mountain climbers and I've been doing planks, so when Laura from Undeterrable threw out her March Burpee Challenge (30 consecutive burpees per day for 30 days) I was all over it. I knew I couldn't do a push up or put my hands over my head during the jump, but I could do the bulk of the exercise. I grabbed my camera to make sure my form looked good and got to it.
As you can see, my back was totally rounded as I was protecting my shoulder. Although it didn't hurt much while doing the burpees, immediately after, the burn started and I realized my time in this challenge was quite over. I had a one day streak :-(
But maybe you want to try it. Go over to Laura's blog and get in on the action. You are just a few days late and I'm sure she'll let you make them up.
So, other than swimming, I'm totally trying to stay away from much upper body stuff and it's killing me to see my shoulders and arms atrophy away to nothing (ok...I'm probably exaggerating a tad) but c'mon already. I'm over this!
CAN I JUST SAY...as much as this sucks... AT LEAST IT'S NOT MY LEGS!!! I'm running, I'm biking...I'll take it. And with that, I must skedaddle on out of here to meet up with the team for a 6 mile hilly run followed by our TNT All Team Mission Day. A post on that to follow later today.