Monday, May 21, 2012

Injury status and competition results

So, I took a big group of guys to a competition this weekend, and I think it went pretty well. We took home 15 medals, five of each kind. Everyone did a really good job, and win or lose, they all got something out of it. Now, it is back to the lab, fix the holes and then try again. Competition is not a goal, it is a long grind of constant refining and testing. It was nice to coach all the guys over the weekend, but it was hard not to notice, how much I wanted to be on that mat again. I really miss my great competition streak from last fall, and can't wait to have a go at it again.

The kids team did a great job as usual and won most divisions, they entered. One of them have trained consistently with me for over three years now, and won 16 gold medals in that period. I thought it was time for him to finally get his green belt, the highest possible for under 16 years, and I promoted him on the podium when he took gold in the weekend. Green is considered the same level as a blue belt, and despite being 13 years and just around 45 kilos, he can technically hang with any of the adult blue belts I know. Really impressive, and a great inspiration for all the other kids.

For myself, I am still just sidelined, looking at the training every day, desperate for a roll. I have a visitor from Scotland this week, and did five minutes with him, before I had to slap myself over the hand and remind me that I shouldn't. I would like to thank all the people who have written to me with encouraging words and tips for my back. One guy suggested invertion therapy, and today I gave it a shot, tried to hang upside down for five minutes in our gymnastics rings :) I'll keep you updated on how it goes.

1 comment:

LazyLion said...

Hey Christian

I hope the inversion therapy is working out for you. Just keep doing it and as the other guy in the post said, start to strengthen your back slowly, and then you should be good to go again soon.

Let me know how you are doing, I live in Aarhus, and study a BA in relaxation and psycho motor therapy. If you ever go to Aarhus let me know, then i could look at your back. I don't go to Copenhagen that often, next time will be in November to do level two in a Chinese manual therapy course (that stuff also works quite good on back problems).