Monday, February 13, 2006

Entry #236
I just attempted a set of push-ups, and sure enough, my mouth was
bloody by the tenth rep. The involuntary tension that the jaw is placed
under is what's causing the problem with exercising. Solution for
tomorrow: bodybuilding day. Nothing too heavy, no compound movements,
nothing where I'll be under and supporting anything, and no pushing
exercises; all isolation stuff. I think I'll
do a super-set day of triceps and biceps with forearms at the end.
Obviously the tricep portion will be various extensions rather than
push sequences. It'll A. give my problematic
shoulder joints a chance to recover from all the unprecedented heavy
benching I've been doing lately (maybe I've been doing too much too
soon? I've increased the poundages every week), B. be easy on my mouth,
and C. just be
a fun change of pace.
Obviously real fight training is out for now, but I plan on doing some
form practices at the very least. Next week should go as scheduled. I'm
also feeling pretty lightheaded, maybe from all the blood loss. I think
my multivitamin pack will be a life-saver for bedtime.
I just got my wisdom teeth removed and it was awesome. My blood was
convulsively shooting out of my mouth. I talked to the doctor about my
situation and she said I can still eat steak and good food, but I can't
eat popcorn and candy for a while. Which I never do anyways. I'm also
refusing pain medication. Gym should still be up for tomorrow. The only
downside is that I can't eat anything until the bleeding stops, so
this'll make it about 5 hours or so going without a meal.

UPDATE: Five hours later, and the numbness has worn off. I don't really
care about the pain, but my gums are still bleeding and I can't eat
until they stop. I'm glad I stuffed my face in the morning. Five meals
at most today.