100kg - what singlehander dinghies to sail?

Foredeck Shuffle

More of a Stoic Cynic, Anarchy Sounds Exhausting
I call BS . I was going to let it go but it's better for you to know that no one believes you
You know, I apologize for being baited by your bullshit statement.

The point of such a work out is due to multiple shoulder injuries including the rotator cuffs in both shoulders. Most of it from foredeck work on Mumm30's when the afterguard screws up. Over the years a number of injuries attended to with physical therapy I had a bad incident in a gybe that turned into a broach while I had an arm up in the air with the pole. Then after visits with a orthopedic surgeon that wanted to proceed directly to surgery, a lot of physical therapy, some massage therapy, I shopped around and visited an orthopedic surgeon that worked with the Baltimore Orioles. He kept them in their careers, often without surgery. I was given a very long work out (physical therapy) regimen that I was told that when I hit the plateau I had to maintain. When I became tired of maintaining it, come back and see him for surgery.

That was 18 years ago. I have to work out or I go under the knife and even the most recent orthopedic surgeon visit this summer concluded the same, if I stop I have to have surgery. I became lazy this past spring and stopped working out and problems emerged. I went back into therapy and am working out at home but I continued to sail and that made things worse so last week I finally am taking a break from sailing, working out, and only doing physical therapy, massage therapy, and morning, afternoon, and evening stretching routines to loosen up the muscles in the upper arm and shoulders.

Why post this, because you called me out. Here's the key to it. It doesn't mean working out with 50lb dumbells all the time, though I do use up to that size occasionally but never to 200 reps. I have weights in lbs at increments of 10, 15, 20, 25, 35, and 50. When the current therapy is complete and I'm given a green light I'll start with 10lbs at 7 different work out stations (body alignment and direction of travel of the weight). Once 200 reps becomes easy and the muscle burn stops with little recovery time in the following day, up to 15, etc. I never, ever, go above 25lbs and it is honestly rare (usually winter) that I get that high. The 50lbs are for 2 specific stations that simulate trimming and getting onto and off a wire and they never go above 25 reps, total. All of this was given to me by a physical therapist where I used to live in Annapolis who specializes in working with sailors. There are also the crunches, situps, planks, pushups, jumping jacks, and squats, all using no weight, just body resistance. I tried burpees (hell those things are hard) and I want to try them again this winter but I doubt I'll have the will power to keep doing them. I really need to start using my wife's treadmill, I do not get nearly enough cardio since leaving Annapolis.

I'm not claiming to be a he-man here, I don't like gyms or the types that like going to them. This is about keeping my body working and being fit enough to be able to look around while I'm sailing and enjoy it, rather than huffing and puffing and just trying to keep up with the boat.

You, being a Finn sailor, should be very aware of how much being fit, helps, and I would assume you have your own routine.

Feel free to continue being a dick, this is SA after all. You still need a better user handle, the word NAZI was never cool.

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surf nazi

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You know, I apologize for being baited by your bullshit statement.

The point of such a work out is due to multiple shoulder injuries including the rotator cuffs in both shoulders. Most of it from foredeck work on Mumm30's when the afterguard screws up. Over the years a number of injuries attended to with physical therapy I had a bad incident in a gybe that turned into a broach while I had an arm up in the air with the pole. Then after visits with a orthopedic surgeon that wanted to proceed directly to surgery, a lot of physical therapy, some massage therapy, I shopped around and visited an orthopedic surgeon that worked with the Baltimore Orioles. He kept them in their careers, often without surgery. I was given a very long work out (physical therapy) regimen that I was told that when I hit the plateau I had to maintain. When I became tired of maintaining it, come back and see him for surgery.

That was 18 years ago. I have to work out or I go under the knife and even the most recent orthopedic surgeon visit this summer concluded the same, if I stop I have to have surgery. I became lazy this past spring and stopped working out and problems emerged. I went back into therapy and am working out at home but I continued to sail and that made things worse so last week I finally am taking a break from sailing, working out, and only doing physical therapy, massage therapy, and morning, afternoon, and evening stretching routines to loosen up the muscles in the upper arm and shoulders.

Why post this, because you called me out. Here's the key to it. It doesn't mean working out with 50lb dumbells all the time, though I do use up to that size occasionally but never to 200 reps. I have weights in lbs at increments of 10, 15, 20, 25, 35, and 50. When the current therapy is complete and I'm given a green light I'll start with 10lbs at 7 different work out stations (body alignment and direction of travel of the weight). Once 200 reps becomes easy and the muscle burn stops with little recovery time in the following day, up to 15, etc. I never, ever, go above 25lbs and it is honestly rare (usually winter) that I get that high. The 50lbs are for 2 specific stations that simulate trimming and getting onto and off a wire and they never go above 25 reps, total. All of this was given to me by a physical therapist where I used to live in Annapolis who specializes in working with sailors. There are also the crunches, situps, planks, pushups, jumping jacks, and squats, all using no weight, just body resistance. I tried burpees (hell those things are hard) and I want to try them again this winter but I doubt I'll have the will power to keep doing them. I really need to start using my wife's treadmill, I do not get nearly enough cardio since leaving Annapolis.

I'm not claiming to be a he-man here, I don't like gyms or the types that like going to them. This is about keeping my body working and being fit enough to be able to look around while I'm sailing and enjoy it, rather than huffing and puffing and just trying to keep up with the boat.

You, being a Finn sailor, should be very aware of how much being fit, helps, and I would assume you have your own routine.

Feel free to continue being a dick, this is SA after all. You still need a better user handle, the word NAZI was never cool.

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so, if anyone calls BS on your BS they are being a dick ? And you get to decide what words are permissible too ? That figures. My handle was a nickname given to me many years ago by good friends and I'm not changing it because it's on the list of words banned by the woke mob.
 

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so, if anyone calls BS on your BS they are being a dick ? And you get to decide what words are permissible too ? That figures. My handle was a nickname given to me many years ago by good friends and I'm not changing it because it's on the list of words banned by the woke mob.
You don’t have to be a woke lefty to find the term objectionable. You only need to be the grandchild of one of the first allied soldiers that entered Belsen . 😕
 

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