Thursday, October 16, 2014
I broke my butt Monday at the gym. OK, I pulled my hamstring doing a high kick. Injured hamstrings result from a sudden movement such as a high kick. It seems Killer Queen decided I could do this exercise involving a giant, turquoise rubber band, a stool, and a chin up bar. She wraps the rubber band over the chin up bar. While I am standing on the stool, she holds down the rubber band and I place my foot in it while holding on to the chin up bar with my hands. Then I must step off of the stool. This has me hanging by one leg supported by the rubber band. Then I must put the other leg behind me and proceed to do 10 chin ups. Believe it or not, I can do this and look very good doing it. However, it is the dismount, disband, and get out of the contraption that caused the hamstring pull. I stepped back on the stool, but forgot to wait for Killer Queen to hold down the rubber band to release my foot. Therefore, my leg did an unexpected high kick and I pulled my hamstring – aka broke my butt. I am better today. I should start one of those contribution websites – Broken Butt Syndrome.