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    Rog
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    Default Injury with 6 weeks to go before RKC - what to do?

    The UK RKC is about 6 weeks away, it is less than ten minutes away in the car. I've been very excited for a long while.

    Unfortunately while on a mountain biking trip about 8 weeks ago, I developed a strain at the top of my thigh, just below the crease. This soon after was paired with a bit of pain in the buttock on the same side I noticed on pressing mainly.

    The butt pain went away and I thought the thigh one would too. I've noticed too that that glute seems to have trouble firing now and is most noted on the press.

    Recently I've been swinging more in prep for the RKC and I've noticed my right knee seems to have gone a bit clicky at the base of the kneecap especially when swinging heavy.

    I can't squat even 24kg bells at all. I can feel top of thigh when pressing heavy for me with my opposite hand.

    I tried taking a couple of weeks doing the PM with the 32kg, this has actually made the thigh worse.

    I can do all drills ok with a 24kg but can feel it on the TGU and can't squat at all. Still worried about the knee.

    I really don't know what to do. Cancel the RKC and lose I guess a fair amount of money paid. Take time off and come into the RKC without a hope of passing. Work through and accept that I won't pass because I can't squat?

    Thoughts please?
    [SIZE="1"]Currently working ROP with a 32kg for presses, random for swing, 24kg for snatch.[/SIZE]

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    ad5ly is online now Senior Member
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    I have never been to an RKC. I am not familiar with their refund policy. You can allways ask about that. These events are really expensive so it seems to me that people should have the option to spend a few extra dollars/pounds etc.. for injury insurance in case of injury for a refund. I have read of other posts in the past that tell the same story. Seems that maybe the money you paid could be used for a future RKC in your area (UK/Ireland). Seems like alot of RKC events are occuring in Britain. With the RKC 6 weeks away start asking questions now. Maybe some kind of arrangement can be negotiated. The kicker is that you are 10 minutes away from the event. I do hope you can come to a complete recovery and get your cert..Dennis

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    BillLumbergRKC is offline Senior Member
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    try some assisted sissy squats. if it's a muscle pull/strain etc frequently an exercise that works the area in a stretched position can promote very quick healing. not guaranteeing anything here, but it's worth a try.

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    I can relate. I crashed my mountain bike in July & shattered my jaw into 4 pieces and also smashed my cheek bone. It definitely set my training back. I lost weight immediately after having my jaw wired. I was very restricted with my exercise choices. Getups & swings were far too uncomfortable as they do load plenty of tension into the neck / jaw area (you wouldn't notice without injury).

    2 months later and I'm starting to reclaim my strength. I'm able to do all the KB exercises I did before, and I feel like I'm moving better.

    Rest up. Think heal and you will.

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    Avoid everything that hurts and let it heal. 6 weeks is a lot of time.
    Can you do swings? Do lots of swings.
    Can you practice your technique with cleans and snatches too? Do that.
    Single leg deadlifts, pullups, and mobility work?

    Just avoid things that hurt and work on the other stuff, you may find a lot of progress to be made.

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    BJones RKC is offline Senior Member
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    Try going to the Dr. or Chiro for some eval and treatment

    Might be a quick fix in the hands of a professional or you can go with blind internet advice

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    David Whitley, RKC Guest

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    Seek professional diagnosis. Postpone if necessary.

    So it's 10 minutes away and a future event might mean longer travel. worst case- you continue to train, go, injure yourself worse and fail. Other side of that: rest, heal, travel go to a future event and thrive. Know the difference between tough and stupid.

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    I am no expert but if you paid and a full refund is not possible at this juncture, I would say go to Dr., rest a few weeks, test it out, and go. If you fail you will at least still be there learning. If you can't get a refund you will have to pay for another one anyways. You may also be able to work something out with the coaches at the RKC and retake the test later.

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    Crissy Guest

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    Never train with pain. As Brett and David, for " soft tissue injury ", an ultra sound is the very first investigation, if the result is not very clear, MRI.

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    6 weeks is a long time. Doc first and evaluate when you've got a full understanding of what it is and how much rehab you need.

    Even if everything else is ok but the squat is painful and you are determined to go there's the option of not doing the squat and sending in video within three months of the event once it's all cleared up.

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