Compliment a Quad

At the gym the other day my trainer pointed out that my scaps were looking good, not wing nearly as much as they used to. Scap wing is when your shoulder blade(s) stick out because either the supporting muscles are weak or inactive. Scap winging is bad because it will lead to shoulder injuries, especially in quads because we rely on our shoulders for the majority of our arm movement. This observation or compliment came right on time because I was getting discouraged about my progress or what seemed like the lack there of. See we have been working on scap strengthening for a few months now and it seemed to me that there had been no real change. Most of the time I can’t tell if things are improving or not; its kind of like working to loose weight without a mirror or scale to measure your progress. This holds true for a lot aspects of the quad life rehab process. It’s like you work so hard to achieve things that seem small, so small they often go unnoticed by others and even yourself. So take a minute and compliment a quad, it just might make their day, week or month. You may with just a few words, in couple of seconds validate their efforts, show them that all that hard work is paying off, you might even stop them from giving up.

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4 Responses to Compliment a Quad

  1. Phyllis says:

    Proud of you. Are you using the electrode pads we got this summer?

  2. jackie samuels says:

    David, In having a front seat to the events in your life, I have been amazed, truely inspired by your drive, faith, committment to your wife, children and family. You always try to do so many things ( physical) yourself, always saying “I can do It” All the physical effort you put in to continue doing all the outside activities with the children, especially Jaxon makes my heart smile. Your son still has all that outside activity the two of you are so connected to since he was so young. Remain steadfast because for the forward steps that may have went back, I have witness many new steps come forward in your recovery. Love Ya Always !!!!!

  3. Sarah Jeffers Noble says:

    Brother you are my inspiration You looked so good this weekend You seem stronger just about every time I see you Keep up the Great Work!! David Can David Is David Will!!

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