Getting rid of the pain with Flexible!!
- 06-21-2013, 10:33 AM
Getting rid of the pain with Flexible!!
I was lucky enough to get picked to log Flexible from Formutech Nutrition and hella excited because for the past 2 months I been dealing with this crazy trap/shoulder pain that shoots down my triceps and stops just underneath my elbow on my forearm and its been killing me. I already got knee pain, bad leg, feet and ankle that are all focked up. My old joint supplement is no longer working as well as it did.
So here I am hella happy to be trying Flexible. Why? Because it not only has MSM and Glucosamine but also has Cissus!
2 months ago I joined the National Guard so lately I have only been running, bike ride, elliptical, and a looooooooot of body weight exercises to get me ready for basic training and all the PT I'll do once I ship out to basic training at the end of August. BUT with my recent injury in the trap going down my arm I have not been able to do push ups without lots of sharp pain. I have o insurance or money to go see a doctor unfortunately. Last weekend I had my second drill with the National Guard at the end of the day on sunday one of the drill sargents caught me massaging my forearm and shaking my arm off and he came yelling in my ear "WHY THE FOCK ARE YOU MOVING? YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSE TO MOVE! GET DOWN GIVE ME 15 DIAMOND PUSH UPS!" I got down but couldn't get back up. I did my best on saturday and sunday with pain and we did so much PT that at the end of the day I couldn't do 1 anymore, I was going down and I fell forehead first. That monster of a drill sargent.. dude is 6'4 and 245lb Monster Drill Sargent.. Grabbed me the back of my shirt and pulled me up to my feet in like 1 second like i was a rag doll. Yelled "WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU!???" I lied and told him I got hurt earlier that morning at the beach(They call it Hell Beach, doing cross fit at the beach) and my shoulder hurts really bad and the pain goes down my arm to my forearm making it go numb. I got yelled at some more because I didn't tell any of the Sargent so he took me to a medic and he goes to tell me that from what I told him my muscle was swollen and causing the tendon/artery i forgot what it was exactly to be suffocated by the swollen muscle and calling the arm to go numb. To just ice it and and take ibuprofen. That if the pain is there next month when I go for my next drill they will take me to the hospital to get it looked at. Went back and the drill sargent made me do the squat holds holding the M16 for not doing the push ups he told me to do. I stopped counting at 2 minutes and i think I held on for another 40 seconds maybe before legs started shaking and he told me to go get out of his sight.
And now I sit here with ice on my shoulder/trap and forearm anxiously waiting for Flexible to come and take the pain away.
Come on mailman, is it here yet? lol
- 06-22-2013, 11:02 AM
- 06-23-2013, 09:30 PM
2nd day today and I know its too early to tell any difference while on Flexible but the pain on my leg and foot took a bit longer to set in while I was running. Pain usually starts 3 minutes into my run but took a bit longer to set in. Pain on trap/neck along with shoulder and forearm is still here all day long. Hopefully I'll start feeling a difference soon. I need this pain GONE SOON!
06-26-2013, 03:02 PM
It's been 5 days and I've started to feel a difference. For the past 2 months the pain on my forearms has been at it all the time. When on the computer that pain kills. Today the pain was not here the whole time. It comes once in a while but its not constant pain like its been. Which is awesome.
I went to train with my recruiter this morning. We did lots of warm up exercises, than ran a mile, some more exercising, some marching, I did push ups and didn't feel any discomfort on my shoulder while doing, only after I was done doing push ups arg lol. We parted our ways, I went on a 3 mile bike ride, did some ab work at the park and once I got home I did some shoulder stretching with a band.
Took my first dose of 4 caps at 10:30 with first meal and the second dose of 2 caps I'll take in about 2 hours with my next meal.
06-27-2013, 09:57 AM
Woke up today with no pain what so ever on my forearm or shoulder. Super excited. Even thinking about trying to do some push ups but afraid to try and have the pain come back. Hitting the gym right now. We'll see how I feel and if I bust out some push ups to see if the pain is really gone or not.
06-27-2013, 12:08 PM
yoooooooooooooo! sorry IDK why I didn't see your link dude!! Really glad to see its treating you right so far!
Could you do me a solid and do 4 caps am and 4 pm for a couple weeks and tell me if you see a difference vs the 4 and 2 dosage?
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06-27-2013, 12:34 PM
I was already planning on bump it up to 4 and 4 after the first week anyway =D.
So no pain today, I even did some lifting. It was with light weights but I did them anyway. Machine Incline Presses, Behind the Neck Pull downs, Machine Shoulder Presses, Rope press downs and a butt load of shoulder stretches after. And before I left I attempted push up. When I get hurt I kind of break down mentally scared to do something that would further cause any pain or injure again. It was light that when I had my motorcycle accident, didn't get on a motorcycle again ever since, when I had the muscle tear playing soccer and I haven't played since. But I was feeling good today, woke up in great mood, no pain so I go down on the floor, hands shoulder width, looked down and closed down the gap to diamonds and knocked out 5 push ups without any shoulder or forearm pain. I'm a very happy man right now =).
There was a light discomfort on my forearm but no pain. Felt so f'n good. Its been over a month since I lifted any type of weights and not to feel any pain was a great feeling. Would be great to be at 100%!
06-27-2013, 01:28 PM
06-30-2013, 11:48 AM
Back from the gym. And just had breakfast.
I didn't have any pain on my shoulder the past 2 days but late last night it started hurting really bad out of no where. Woke up today and there was no pain on shoulder, just light discomfort on forearm. Been doing my usual jog, and shoulder stretches. Doing this new one as well.
I do that 3 sets for 15 reps, than do 10 reps of front raises and 10 reps on upright rows. No need for heavy weight. Just focusing on form and the stretch.
Than the bands work.
Only walked and jogged today. Light pain on the forearm today as well. Shoulder hurts a little bit as well but nothing too much.
06-30-2013, 11:52 AM
07-02-2013, 11:48 AM
Got my jogs done the past few days. 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5 speed. The past 3 days I jogged more than 1.5 miles before the pains in my leg started, which is great they usually start hurting way before half a mile. And as I do on the 6th day I take up a notch and run. Today was that running day.
1 mile bike ride
1 mile run in 7:43 mins at 8 speed. My fastest so far. I beat my record from my first drill by 5 seconds.
.50 mile jog at 5.5 speed.
.25 power walk at 4.5 speed.
Lots of shoulder stretches.
2 Supersets of Crunches & Push ups
25 & 20
Didn't feel any pain doing push ups just weak. Struggled to do 20. Taking all this time off from lifting and doing push ups because of my injury has made me weak. And it showed after I went to do some lifting.
Machine Incline Presses
3 sets of 12 reps
25, 35 and 45 pounds each side. I struggled at 45 pounds and that made me angry. I usually warm up with 45...
3 sets of 10 reps
55, 75, 90 pounds. Again 90 pounds was a bit heavy and made me even more angry.
Machine side raises
3 sets of 8 reps
30, 35 and 40 pounds. Heavy again and it was like WTF! But no pain so that was the only good part about it.
3 sets of 10 reps
Laying Leg raises
3 sets of 25
1 mile bike ride.
Mad that I was struggling with such little weight and 20 push ups but that was expect since I haven't lifted in over 2 months or done push ups in over a month and half. But very happy about my run, it's my fastest yet. Tomorrow its an off day, than back at it Thrusday to jog at 5.7 speed and 5 mile on the elliptical and few exercises. It really sucks to go to the gym and not do any exercising. It was the way I found worked better for me to get used to running everyday. I go up in speed everyday and run a bit longer everyday, than the 6th day I run faster.
I'm happy to say that my shoulder no longer hurts and there is only that small pain on the forearm that comes and goes. Its great because the pain before was constant, always hurting. Now it comes and goes. Pretty sure that is good news that it might be going away. Hopefully by the 13th when I go for my next drill with the national guard I'll have close to no pain at all. Been dosing Flexible 4 caps with breakfast at around 10 or 11am and the other 4 caps around 6-8pm with the second to last meal of the day.
07-04-2013, 04:37 AM
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07-05-2013, 09:25 AM
Wednesday I took the day off from everything and had NO PAIN all day. LIGHT light disconfort on forearm late at night after walked into the kitchen and bump my arm against the cabinet. Gave that like shock from the pain and after it was there for like 5 mins than went away. I got so pissed off about it, I was about to front kick the cabinet than I was like no I dont want the pain on my leg to come back lol.
Yesterday in the morning I went to the gym with this girl that used to date a guy I was friends with. She called me and asked if I could go with her to her gym because she thinks are form was bad. Personally I thought I was going to get laid lol but nope she just wanted help at the gym with her form and new exercises for back, bis and tris. So I worked out back, bis n tris a bit with her. Thought her how to deadlift, she said she loved it and would keep doing it so that was a nice feeling to know that she'll keep doing it and not just do cardio everyday like she said she used to do. Still wish I got laid but I got a nice little workout in with weights and had zeeeeeeeeeeero pain! No pain at the gym, no pain after at home. NOTHING! That was so f'n awesome. I'm so excited and relieved. Yesterday I went to sleep with a smile on my face. I'm ready to jog today and do some abs after.
07-09-2013, 05:42 PM
Alright so the pain is acting bipolar right now lol. One day it will hurt like crazy, one day it will be just slight discomfort, another day it will be lil bit of both.
Friday I had no problem jogging and doing my shoulder warm ups. But after I got home it was hurting a little bit.
Saturday I took off from the gm. I finished doing my taxes late and having to pay a fee for it arrrgg and after I went out to eat with my mom. The pain on my arm would come and go.
Sunday I got to the gym early iin the morning. Did my jog and my knee started hurting a bit, this is the first time since I started Flexible. I finished my jog, 1.25 miles, did some power walk and regular walk up hill, did 3 miles on the elliptical machine. Felt like I was dying. Went to the bathroom threw cold freezing water in my face and felt like it was a slap in the face. I got back in the gym floor and killed the abs. Did every machine we had for 3 sets of 15. Went to the stretch room and did some more crunches, leg raises, you name it I did it. Left the gym and could barely pedal the bike uphill to get home lol. When I got home I felt this sharp pain for about 3 minutes than it went away.
Yesterday I was on fire again. Jogged a mile, power walk .25 miles, walked uphill, did a 7 mile bike ride while this HOT HOT girl with what looked like booty shorts did back extensions and lying leg raises in front of the bike I was on. What a f'n sight! Got a boner that only went down after she was done lmao.
Today I left the house to the gym already feeling crappy. Got to the gym and I felt like I was dead. I jogged about .60 miles before I lowered the speed and walked. When I was at about .80 miles I raised the speed back up just to finish my mile. Went to the back and did some shoulder stretches. Got back out and did some forearm and calves. It's crazy how my forearm will hurt like a motherf'er for no reason at all when I'm at home doing nothing yet when I was at the gym working them they didn't hurt at all! Like I said, I went home ate, went to post office and it started hurting like crazy. When I got home it stopped. =X
It seems like its improving. The pain is not constant anymore like it was before. Comes and goes. This weekend I have another drill to go to and I'm a bit anxious. Don't know what to expect. I can't bang out a bunch of push ups like I used to but I'll see how it goes and hope for the best and no injuries when I'm there.
07-09-2013, 05:48 PM
07-09-2013, 09:01 PM
Dude you would be having a boner too if you saw the ass on that girl! lol If the ass wasn't amazing enough she was wearing small lycra shorts, idk it looked like booty shorts to me. Everytime she went up on her back extensions she would squeeze her butt cheeks like we do when we squat. Holy hell! All I wanted to do was jump off that bicycle face first into that ass with my tongue sticking out =D
07-10-2013, 03:35 AM
07-10-2013, 08:30 AM
07-10-2013, 08:39 AM
07-11-2013, 01:13 PM
Yesterday I thought I would be pain free. Than at almost 11pm I go to take a shower and while in the shower the pain started. WTF! Out of all the times for the pain and it came while in the shower. So stupid lol.
Jogged today, did that elliptical bike for 5 miles, shoulder stretches, planks and some more bike riding. Only had some slight discomfort but no real pain.
Will rest tomorrow so Saturday I'm fresh for all the PT I'll be doing on my drill this weekend. Will have to take my Flexible saturday morning, hide the other caps somewhere either inside sucks or underwear so I can take them later on saturday and than sunday morning.
07-11-2013, 01:19 PM
07-11-2013, 06:06 PM
07-11-2013, 07:34 PM
07-11-2013, 09:55 PM
07-12-2013, 03:38 AM
07-12-2013, 10:56 AM
07-12-2013, 12:24 PM
07-15-2013, 10:19 AM
Alright so Saturday we did our regular PT. 1 mile run, the push ups, sit ups and all the other exercises they make us do as a warm up. I had no problem with that. Did 65 push ups, 53 sit ups and ran my mile in 7:43. Much better than last month. Afterwards we did this warrior challenge that was like 2 miles, with a few obstacles like jump little wall, climb a fence, monkey bars, do the tire jumps, crawl under barbed wire, jump a wall, jump a whole through this wall. And carry a 45lb bag of sand for a mile. The challenge was done in a group of 10 my group had 4 girls and only 1 was able to keep it up, the mile with the sand bag we had to carry 5 bags and switch everyone once in a while with another person or carry the bag in 2. When we got to the bags I grabbed one and took off I power walked with it for about .60 miles before i started getting tired and a girl took the bag from me, carried about .10 miles and I saw she was dying so I took it back from her and started power walking again, caught up with another girl the one that could keep up and she was about to drop the bag which would disqualify us so I told her to stop, I dropped down to one knee and told her to put the bag on top of the one I was carrying. S#it was heavy as fooooooock but adrenaline was at an all time high I got up and started power walking again I looked back and my whole team was dying waited for them to catch up and they started jogging but their jog was my power walk lol. I crossed the finish line with the 2 bags in my hands, f'n 90 pounds. My team at end got 4th place. I was pissed because 3 of the guys in my team that actually looked in good shape were dying with the other 3 girls. Oh well I was happy that a few Sargents came to congratulate me for carrying one bag almost the whole mile and another bag at the last quarter mile. After carrying all that stuff on saturday I felt my forearm killing me. I took my second dose of flex at 9pm when they sent us to sleep.
Woke up on sunday and pain was gone. I got smoked quite a few times yesterday because I couldn't do the damn diamond push ups without falling flat on my face. That **** was too much and my shoulder started hurting as well with the forearm. Almost instantly. And it sucked because i told them I was in pain but they thought I was lying so I wouldn't have to it. Please I live for this s#it! I could exercise all day if I didn't have to worry about over training, injury and had the money to eat steak every 2 hours. So they would make me do the squat and hold position, I can do that for 3 minutes no problem. Anyways Sundays are always Hell Beach where have to do crossfit at the beach. It's hard but I loved it.
Got home yesterday DEAD tired, downed a protein shake and friend of my mom called to go over I was like no way I'm dead tired. Than he said the magic words we are doing a bbq. Told them I would be there in 5 minutes. lol I always get home starving from drills. Got over there and had 4 pieces of steak, 3 italian sausages, some potato salad his wife made with light yogurt and light mayo, sounded nasty but tasted really good. Had 2 pieces of cheese cake. It was heavenly lol. Had shoulder pain while I was there at his place and than at home but around 7pm it went away.
Today woke up without any pain THANK GOD! Def not running or doing any exercises today. My legs are like jello from the 2 hours at Hell Beach so taking it off today and back it tomorrow!
07-15-2013, 11:39 AM
07-15-2013, 02:59 PM
07-18-2013, 04:45 PM
I've been so worried with the pain in my shoulder and forearm and getting my mile in before 8:30 that I totally missed something. Over a month ago, maybe 2 months ago whenever I started running 5 minutes in my right foot would start to hurt. I had a muscle tear on it 2 summers ago when playing soccer with my 7 year old cousin.
Whenever I ran it would hurt like crazy and I would have to stop running and just walk. Frankly I don't know when exactly it happened but that pain on my foot is gone and I didn't even realize it! For a while it also seemed like my left knee would hurt for a bit when running but that doesn't happen any more either. My right leg from my accident has not hurt me for a very long time either. Wrists used to hurt as well when I was in the computer but that is no more either.
As far my shoulder and forearm goes I have noticed that the pain only starts at night around 8pm, hurts for a bit, than only light discomfort, when I go shower it hurts, i get out of shower its light discomfort. Really weird! I would understand if it was winter and it hurt when it was cold like arthritis but this doesn't make sense. I guess what I can do is just get my ass to bed earlier so I don't ave to deal with the pain lol.
07-18-2013, 04:51 PM
07-18-2013, 05:14 PM
Now if I can only get the shoulder and forearm pain gone 100% before the 28th next month I'll leave to basic training a happy man!
07-18-2013, 05:20 PM
07-18-2013, 05:25 PM
07-18-2013, 05:40 PM
07-18-2013, 05:40 PM
Find out where his church is and recruit people to the gym during Sunday services
07-18-2013, 05:43 PM
07-18-2013, 05:55 PM
07-19-2013, 10:18 PM
Pain today started at 7pm but I don't even care I got to meet this guy today!
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