I just wanted to let everyone know how my recovery is going, and take this time to shed some light on when I will be returning to the gym for lessons. I would have wrote you all sooner, but typing with one hand is more difficult than one would think.
It’s been a little over a month now, and I have been out of the gym longer than I planned. The damage done to my shoulder was greater than the surgeon first anticipated. What the orthopedic thought was a small tear, or a series of tears to the labrum of my shoulder, turned out to be a complete detachment of my labrum from the rest of my shoulder. The surgery was much more extensive, requiring 10 anchors to reassemble my shoulder, nearly double the amount of time in the O.R. , and a more lengthy, and in depth recovery process.
Over the past few weeks, I have been in the gym only briefly for my team’s practices, relying on the generosity of my boss Rob, my family members, and athletes for transportation, since I am still unable to drive.
I will slowly be returning to classes, and opening up times for lessons when I am cleared to drive, and my pain is under control, allowing me to be at the gym for more extended periods.
The good news is, although some days are better than others, in general, my pain has been getting better as I progress with my physical therapy. If all goes as planned, I will be out of my sling in 1-3 weeks, and able to drive shortly after.
Expect news of my returning to the gym for lessons in mid to late April. By then, lets hope this weather gets better and spring begins to show it’s face!
Wishing all of you the best, and hugs for my athletes,
- Coach Matt
Full-Out: Cheer & Fitness
Tumbling is about the journey, not the destination.
Teaching it is a service, not a product.
A skill can not be bought like a commodity. – It can only be learned by practice and mastery of various fundamental sub-skills.
To lack the desire to learn, or to be taught is the only limiting factor.
And it is one that the athletes themselves control.
Make it a great week!
Pearls – December Workout
This workout will take approximately 15 minutes. Each exercise should be done for 45 seconds, followed by 15 seconds of rest! This work out should be done 3-5 times AT HOME, in addition to at practice.
Ski Jump (Side-to-Side)
Shoulder tap (in pushup position)
High Knees (in place)
Reverse Jumping Jack
Flutter Kicks (in hollow position)
Squat (frog) Jump
Inch-Worm (feet in place)
Originally posted on simplexcellence:
Most of us in cheerleading are familiar with Debbie Love’s “Breaking Free” method of resolving an athletes mental blocks. I think this is a great resource and really helps get people past their mental block. She goes into a lot of detail explaining why and how kids develop the block. I think everyone who wants to know more needs to read it.
My goal is two-fold. One, cure the mental block and two, eliminate mental blocks from forming. Most people I speak to talk about them as an annoyance with which they can’t be bothered with. They haven’t put the time in to consider why it happened. Debbie goes into detail with many “why’s” but if you go to the root you will notice two major causes.
The two most common causes are:
- Lack of Progression
- Stress: (School work, prior injury, parent, coach, growth spurt and many others)
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You can now book lessons with Coach Dani Coss at Core Athletix on the Full-Out lesson scheduling page.
I (Matt Faherty) will be out of town next week, coaching at Camp Woodward!
I will be leaving July 27th, and will be returning the following Saturday. In addition, I will be gone August 17th through August 31st.
If you have already booked lessons during those dates, I will be calling you within the next day or two to reschedule.