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“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”- Arnold Schwarzenegger
“The worst thing I can be is the same as everybody else. I hate that.” -Arnold Schwarzenegger

FIGURING OUT THE FIFTIES.... SO THIS IS WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT.......

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Duck & Weave.....

Some times you just have to sit and wonder...... what the fuck just happened.....

So there I was.. tonight.... standing in the gym with just one more super set of Tricep Rope Extensions and Kneeling Tricep Pushdowns to go...

Didn't train this morning as we both just needed one morning off and so for a complete change we were training our upper body after work... was nice for a change, not too busy so we could even manage to use all the machines and weights we needed when we needed them...

So we are at the point of doing the first set of the last exercise and since the pushdowns are drop sets and Hubby was doing those and the rope extensions are not drop sets I had finished and was standing about Seven feet BEHIND hubby who was kneeling on the floor facing AWAY from me (yes the LARGE words are the important ones so pay ATTENTION to those ones) using the metal straight pushdown bar........

now remember... BEHIND and AWAY.....

WHAM! I am struck in the side of the head by the pushdown bar............ it bounced off my face, onto my shoulder, it then performed a backward triple axle cartwheel and bounced down and hit my shin the hardest.... WTF!!!

It sat me on my arse with not enough hands to hold all the bits that were now feeling like they had been smacked with a metal bar.. ohhh hang one they had!!!

No blood... damn that would have been far more dramatic... more shocked and stunned than hurt... although the bruise that I am sure is arriving on my shin is going to be a a big one... It was more amazing than painful!!!

I was administered a cold can of Red Bull to place on the sorest place... the shin won that prize and concerned questions from gym owner and instructor... although I am sure it was more WTF just happened, rather than are you alive LOL after all that's what I was asking....

It even took a while for them to register that it wasn't even me using the bar that was now beside my planted on the ground arse....

How the hell did it happen????? Damn good question... Hubbies version is that while he was pushing down on the bar which can rotate, his hands slipped off the bar and it shot up to the end of the cable. The momentum then manged to unclasp the caribinar lock and release the bar which then turned and flipped backwards over Hubbies head before smacking me in mine....

Although I think that is a really good explanation what I think really happened is this.....

While I was standing watching Hubby do triceps push downs he quickly lept to his feet, turned and hypnotised me using a gold fob watch... while I was left standing there in a stupor he then slowly unclipped the bar, walked over to me and smacked me in three different places with said bar, then made me cluck like a chicken and do an impression of a goldfish, cause that's what hypnotised people are always made to do, then he sat me down and told me about this freakish accident then clicked his fingers and awoke me.....

I mean really what is more believable... a flying uncontrollable bar... or a sneaky hypnotising husband who takes a fob watch to the gym....

So from now on I am going to the gym wearing my motorcycle helmet and some jousting gear I am sure I will be able to buy on ebay... I am also going to learn to duck and weave, duck and weave...

Hell I'm not worried about the DOMS tomorrow... I'm worried about explaining the bruises and the chicken impression!!!!!

3 comments:

Raechelle said...

Oh OW! yes, I think it was definitely your version...that makes the absolute most sense to me...LOL
Glad you have recovered and weren't damaged too badly. ;-0

Sandra said...

Ouch ouch ouch x 1,000,000,000 (you get the idea)
When I was about eight, my mum had taken the mattress off her bed to air it (don't ask - she's a bit OCD)and I was doing sommersaults on the bed base, which was made of metal (iron?) and after my tenth or so sommersault I hit my right shin against the edge of the bed...it still brings tears to my eyes, and I still have the scar.
:S

mq01 said...

i think its morgans fault :-D morgan took the watch that you could have used to cause a glare AGAINST hubbys gold fob watch. or, the glare from your watch could have reflected the bar AWAY from you. or, you could have used your watch to stop time and jump OUT of the way. ;) hope you're feeling ok now.