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For me, I've got a couple of stories about things I've overcome or am in the process of overcoming. I'll be hiding them, since they don't really need to be taking up space in the OP.
story 1, the underdeveloped glute:
I saw a physio therapist today, and we found out that my left glute has a neural deficiency which makes it sort of 'lazy'. It fires slower and less than my right glute, making the entire left side of my body underdeveloped and injury prone. I'll have to spend the next 2 months retraining my glute in firing properly, and then retraining my body to be symmetrical. I'm excited about it, to be honest. Right now I can squat 50 kg. Once I get my left glute in on the action, and develop the left side of my body, who knows what I'll be capable of.
This underdeveloped, underfiring glute, was also the cause of all of my running injuries (knee pain, achilles tendon overloard, hip pain), so in 4 weeks I should be able to run risk-free again. That will be really nice.
story 2, the golf elbow.
I had been gripping bars too tightly, causing strain to my medial epocondyle -- a small bony nub on the inside of the elbow, where the tendons running along the forearm connect. After much deliberation and googling, I swapped to using a hook grip, which alleviated the pain immediately and allows me to lift heavy weights in the deadlift and row without worrying about damage or inflammation caused by grip tightness.
Share your stories or thoughts from your own lives below
I look forward to hearing about what you guys are up to.