Fang Talks

Software Engineer
13 03 17

Rest rusts

This isn’t a software things puns.

I finally feel confident enough in my wrist to try and do pull-ups again. In and of itself, that’s great! I’d never risk putting such great forces on the thing if I didn’t have the idea it has healed up very nicely by now. Problem is though, as much as my bones may be fine, my muscles aren’t. They’ve gone largely unused for a fair amount of months now. Their decay is noticeable.

Our bodies were made (have evolved) to be used. And that’s great, it makes us efficient and durable while remaining flexible enough to adjust to the task at hand. Except, when there’s no task, our capabilities start to dwindle. That’s a side-effect of efficiency and flexibility: we can adapt “downwards” too.

It’s going to be a while before I’ve literally pulled myself back up to where I used to be. At least this pushes me to appreciate the work I did to get where I was, and remind me that it’s important to not randomly drop many months of exercise.

Stay fit, kids.
~ Fang

Comments

  • 16/03/2017 (3:25 AM)

    I know the horrors of going without exercise for too long. Even now my wrists feel better but the muscles in my arms are weak and tender. I need to hit the gym more.

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