Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The Dangers of Working Out

Most of you know I've been fighting the battle of the bulge.  As with any battle, this one is fraught with danger.

I anticipated sore muscles and knees.

I already had a run in with my PSVT.

I've dealt with muscle cramps.

And foot cramps, which are the worst!

But I never anticipated that this little jobby would get the best of me...

It's just a little resistance band and while I've worried about them breaking, I know they're unbelievably strong and that I'm not BA enough to snap one.

Last night, I was working with my trainer and we had the resistance band looped around a pole.  He had me facing away from the pole with one handle in each hand so the band was behind me.

So far, so good.

Now my trainer has me figured out.  If I get to throw something, or punch something, or do anything to improve my shooting muscles I'm in.  The exercise was to step forward with one foot and extend the arm on the same side, like I was throwing a hook to someone's jaw.  Of course, I was good with that.

I took my position, stepped forward and threw a right hook with the resistance band in my hand.  Apparently, I didn't have my elbow up high enough though because the resistance band came up over my shoulder instead of passing underneath my arm.  Since I threw my right hook and really put my body into it, my ponytail swung with the momentum.

And that's about when thing went south quickly.

My ponytail swung around my right shoulder, right about where the resistance band ended up since my elbow was too low.

I completed my punch and relaxed back into the starting position.  Well, I tried to relax.  Once the tension on the band was released, it grabbed my ponytail and rolled it up like a roll up sunshade.

I felt the pull on my scalp and realized what had happened and froze.

"Um...release it...releaseit...release..." I practically begged my trainer.

At first, he had no idea what I was talking about.  And then he stepped to my side and saw my hair wound around the band.  I still couldn't move.  If I let go of the band, it would have wound my hair up even tighter.  I tried reaching forward again and only succeeded in pulling my hair more.

He sputtered a bit and fumbled around trying to figure out how to get my hair unwound from the devil band. I'm pretty sure I heard him muttering about a job description. I couldn't do anything to help since the mess was behind me and my arms don't bend that way.  Eventually, he was able to take the band away from me and carefully unwind it from my ponytail before we both lost it.

I'm pretty sure that my abs got more of a workout from laughing than from any of the other exercises he had me do after that.

And sadly, that's not the only time my long hair has caused me discomfort...

10 comments:

Rachel said...

Girlie - don't you know you're supposed to do TST stuff a day earlier??? :)

I'm so sorry for laughing - but I could never have predicted that - you are truly talented!

And it's only funny because you're okay.

Allenspark Lodge said...

Your mother is STILL laughing. Some friend, huh? Hehehe...

Bill

Finding Pam said...

I'm just glad that you still have your hair. That sounds so scarey.

oregonsunshine said...

LOL! Sounds like something that would happen to me!

Tiffany said...

Ha! Those things are a menace to society! And I must say I am very proud of your male-oriented trainer for tackling a very female problem!

Mrs Mom said...

*snork*

Oh dude.... Note To Diva: Put hair up in a twist and secure ;)


Or leave it down and tell us all about the results so we can giggle like loons... muwahahaha

ACountryCowgirl said...

All I can say is ouch!!! I will definetly remeber that so when or if I ever use one of those I keep my hair wrapped up tight:)

GunDiva said...

Immediately afterward, I put my hair back up in the mushroom bun that I normally wear to work out in. I won't be making that mistake again!

Allenspark Lodge said...

I suppose it's time to confess. I'm done laughing at daughter; let's give her her turn.

I have a Pilates Performer I work out on a few minutes every morning. It's kind of a glide board on tracks on the floor. You lay on it and when you do leg work with those tension straps, ghe board glides back and forth on its tracks, right? If you have longer hair, it eventually gets across the tracks,.... and not so funny when you glide right over it and get stuck on your own hair. So I got to laugh with empathy.
Mom

Mr. Daddy said...

Well you could of let go with the other hand and let the stretchy thingy fly around the pole and give you a knot between your eyes....

just saying....

That's probably what I would of done,,, if I had hair...