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#1 Aaron Medick SOC

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 10:42 AM

Hey Guys and Gals,
Have any of you experience a loss of power in your booming arm, my left. I'm goofy. I thought I was imagining it over the last few months. But monday night, I was doing a Music Video Oner 4 minute song. By the third minute, I noticed some weave. I was holding too tight with my gimbal hand. It happens. I tried to back off and steer with my booming hand, but didn't have the strength to do it correctly. I muscled thru it and the director and DP were very happy with the 3 buy takes. But what know?

I'm thinking it maybe the fitment of my WK vest, combined with 7 years of operating goofy and not training the opposing muscle groups properly. I have considered switching sides. Maybe I should. Thoughts?

Do any of you operate on both sides and/or train/practice opposite of your normal side?

To the Yogis, I think i need to start taking some classes. what version do you recommend?

Thank in advance.

Aaron

PS - I know some of this has been addresses over the years, but it's been a while and I'm looking current feelings.

I operate goofy with WK universal BM vest, g-70 arm, PRO-2 sled, XCS gimbal and monitor.
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#2 thomas-english

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 01:53 PM

With regards to Yoga, I recomend iyengar yoga. I used to do an hour of Astanga a day for all my 20's and the day I stopped having back problems was the day I gave up Astanga. Be careful with twists because we have a lot of muscles and can easily over push a twist. Iyengar yoga at a Dance school, in London there is Pineapple Gym, these tend to be aimed at people that need a proper session and abuse their bodies like we do.

I literally just bought from Walter a back plate so I can use the rig on the other side. I feel its a compromise to have to have the lens on one side of your body especially in Don Juan. Yeah, practise on both sides.

Swimming is a great way (front crawl) to stretch you back and strengthen. Dead lifts (done correctly) High reps low weight.

However from your message it is not clear where the strength left you. Which muscles?
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Posted 01 October 2009 - 03:40 PM

With regards to Yoga, I recomend iyengar yoga. I used to do an hour of Astanga a day for all my 20's and the day I stopped having back problems was the day I gave up Astanga. Be careful with twists because we have a lot of muscles and can easily over push a twist. Iyengar yoga at a Dance school, in London there is Pineapple Gym, these tend to be aimed at people that need a proper session and abuse their bodies like we do.

I literally just bought from Walter a back plate so I can use the rig on the other side. I feel its a compromise to have to have the lens on one side of your body especially in Don Juan. Yeah, practise on both sides.

Swimming is a great way (front crawl) to stretch you back and strengthen. Dead lifts (done correctly) High reps low weight.

However from your message it is not clear where the strength left you. Which muscles?

It's was not a particular muscle that failed me. In fact there was not a failure. I felt pain in my left lower lumbar. And I didn't feel as strong in my left side arm thru my shoulder. the grip of my hand was fine. I just felt like the rig was over powering my arm. Which is strange. I'm not a small man.

thanks I'll try iyengar asap.
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#4 thomas-english

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 03:25 AM

Try a gentle old ladies Iyengar but also go and see a good sports therapist. You don't want that problem aggravating.
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