- No riding for me for a while….
Drunk – tick
Arm wrestle challenge – tick
For money – tick
Young lad – tick
Well beaten – tick
Bicep tendon, torn from the bone, not actually doing anything apart from recoiling half way up my upper arm, no sign of a bicep anymore, just a spongy mess, needing an operation to re-attach, time off work/gym/bike – tick
Idiot – tick
Won’t be doing that again!Posted 4 years agodoctorgnashoidzMember
I binned it on the Monsal trail today, wheelieing and showing off to the kids with a heavy rucksack that took me backwards as i shifted up clipped in. I wasn’t drunk just very stupid.
However, I’ve decided i’m going to go with flats, silver lining to a painful spill.
Hope you mend soon.Posted 4 years ago
Update – 8 months on. Had the op within 3 weeks – 3″ scar across my forearm where the tendon was re-attached. Was back at work in October on supposedly light duties (self-employed, so kudos to my main customer for giving me work) although the duties weren’t that light! Didn’t go to the gym, or do any biking until after Christmas (and ate a load of crap – put on over a stone), but been back at it for a few months now. Biking is fine, gym work still a little weak – curling 16kg each arm instead of 20/22kg. Lost over half a stone and getting close to where I want to be for summer.
Nasty. I did the same injury in 2010 at the gym on the preacher bench. Was out for over a year. Arm is still 50% weaker compared to the left one.
Incidentally I also broke the same arm 15 years ago arm wrestling..
I too am an idiot!
Dunno how your physio regime went on, but that seems slow progress – I’d heard other people say you never get your full strength back, but I’m hoping to be there in a few months – right bicep is about an inch shorter than the left though.Posted 3 years agoantigeeMember
good friend of mine had this happen with his hamstring (hillwalking not wresting)- op done late as misdiagnosed as ligament not muscle – a very long recovery but the sort who will stick at what ever training need to do to get to a target – got 100% recovery even improved his alp d’huez time and back to high grade rock climbing OKPosted 3 years ago
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