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Aidan last won the day on August 6 2014

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  1. (Sports physio opinion): These are difficult as the research supporting lumbar fusion isn't great (e.g. there isn't a lot that shows good long term results). Often as you've mentioned you feel like you are left with no other choice. Have you given the rehab a good crack? current recommendations for fusion are below in the pic re: swim, bike, run, it's very individual so hard to answer. The advice you get often depends on the sporting background of the therapist, e.g. a surgeon who isn't sporty is less likely to recommend return to running. Can't advise on costs, waiting lists. But I would be more comfortable choosing my own surgeon with this procedure, there is a strong relationship with number of procedures performed and success rates. current recommendations for fusion are below in the pic
  2. yes - Audax holds an alternative round the bay ride in early Jan that takes in back roads only and zero freeway. I did the same route as a novelty with some friends just after Christmas. Best suited to an early start to clear the industrial area near the Westgate (although bike paths available here). The back roads out near You Yangs were great. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26596996 https://www.strava.com/activities/2041271114
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    Trannies Glossary

    Safety pin allergy
  4. why do you want to take Mg?
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    Going Vegan

    Yes yes yes. Protein, haem Iron, B12 deficits are the common issues.
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    Advice for first 70.3

    Gordon has lots of good advice including this article on 70.3 racing http://www.coachgordo.com/gtips/race_strategy/pacing_your_first_half_ironman.html
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    Calf Strain

    (Sports Physio opinion) It's often the case that bike is fine as there isn't really a high load on the calf. Most injuries are soleus rather than gastroc For return to run I normally like to see: painfree stretch (bent knee and straight knee), painfree hilly brisk walk, painfree hop. If it's been a longer term issue there are some strength benchmarks to hit as well.
  8. full paper here should anyone be interested: https://sci-hub.tw/https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs40279-017-0739-6
  9. I’ve seen four through work over the last 12 years. Have also been in theatre to observe the surgery for the condition Three had surgery. Two of those (both good triathletes) went well. The third was an unusual one in that it was common iliac rather than external iliac. This athlete returned to recreational cycling but not previous level (national level +). The fourth person (ex elite cyclist) didn’t have the surgery and just treated with activity modification. It’s a reasonably low risk procedure (but certainly not risk free as Mel H has spoken about publicly) although you are often quite sore for the first few weeks due to the trauma to the muscle to access the artery. Rehab for you might be a bit longer as it sounds that you are deconditioned as a side effect of the condition. the two vascular surgeons we use in Melbourne are Roger Bell and Bill Campbell. if you have any other questions feel free to ask here or send me a message
  10. Ps hard to blame the athlete here but it’s obviously not fair
  11. IM Argentina has just started after a delay due to cold weather (8-9 C air temp, not sure on water temp). Swim now 1.9km. Tim and Rinny racing
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    Busso 2018

    Terenzo 7.56 Wurf 7.57 (2.56 run). good racing, only 70 sec in it at the end
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