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Old 11-30-2006, 12:36 PM   #1
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So if you aren't aware I got hit by a car while riding my bike this past monday, after inflicting considerable damage to the car, doing first aid on myself, taking control of the situation and getting myself to the hospital I didn't feel half bad.

None of the areas which came into contact with the car have any soreness or pain of any kind. But here's the kicker, about 2 hours prior I did CrossFit's "On the Minute Pull-Up" workout if you know what I'm talking about. Now since the morning after the accident I have been feeling like I've done about 8000 pull-ups, my lats are swollen, and I have some terrible elbow tendonitis and forearm swelling.

I feel great other than the fact that I feel like a guy who spent 2 days doing max sets of max pull-ups. I am thinking that whether it was a GTO response or not when I received the impact the force affected my previously worked muscles in a way I wish they hadn't.

Been soaking in cold water, icing, doing some pnf strectching to prevent shortening because I'm having a hard time straightening my arms. Opinions...
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Old 11-30-2006, 02:10 PM   #2
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The only opinion I have is "That Sucks"!

Any bike-car accident where you perform the first responder duties and still are able to walk out of the hospital with minimal injuries is a win in some way.

I ask this like a true bicyclist, was your bike trashed?

I wonder if the soreness is some weird combination of adrenaline, lactic acid and extreme muscle tension during the accident.

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Old 11-30-2006, 08:28 PM   #3
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I ask this like a true bicyclist, was your bike trashed?

I wonder if the soreness is some weird combination of adrenaline, lactic acid and extreme muscle tension during the accident.

Derek, no the bike is not completely trashed just the rear wheel and the chain from what I can tell.

And I think my soreness which continues to get worse as well as the swelling, is a result a combination of all of the things you mentioned as of a severe GTO response. But I think I may start taking some anti inflamatories because I can barely straighten my arms and my lats keep swelling which actually looks pretty cool but makes me feel like a useless bodybuilder!
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Old 11-30-2006, 08:36 PM   #4
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I'll second Derek...That Sucks!!

Take care of yourself!
Allison

(for the 'unschooled' among us - what's GTO?)
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Old 11-30-2006, 10:27 PM   #5
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Golgi Tendon Organ, its the means by which your body tells your muscles in most cases to either contract with all their might or relax completely in the event of crisis. It has other functions that I don't fully understand but that should be the jist of it. I'm SURE Robb, Greg or someone else more educated than I can correct me if I'm wrong or at least elaborate on the subject further if they so choose.

I'm not so schooled myself to be honest..... I am fixin' on doin' some book lernen event-uly!

I know two things real well though, workin out real hard, and shooten things eh...
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Thanks Pierre.
Get well soon!
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