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Aches and pains...?

Discussion in 'New Divers and Those Considering Diving' started by finnothy, Apr 3, 2019.

  1. rabe

    rabe Manta Ray

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    All what they said.
    Also consider that the pool is not deep at all and is a such a restricted environment, plus you are close to other students and you are trying to avoid to "surface"... Long story short, your body and muscle are tense, hence the pain.
     
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  2. happy-diver

    happy-diver Skindiver Just feelin it

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    Dude, I just shave my eyebrows
     
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  3. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Or less drastic than happy diver, try playing with your mask strap. It may not be in the right position on the back of your head.
     
  4. Zef

    Zef Divemaster

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    Or the strap can be too tight over-compressing the skirt of the mask against the face causing it not to seal properly.

    The strap should only be tight enough to keep the mask from moving around/dislodging...increasing its tightness often does not make the mask seal any better.

    -Z
     
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  5. happy-diver

    happy-diver Skindiver Just feelin it

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    Hey yeah, I almost forgot about the thread again
    so when I get back from a couple of days diving
    I sit in a comfy chair unable to move, hoping my
    gear gets washed through osmosis, and try and
    attract the attention of anyone passing to see if
    they can go to the toilet for me, instead of me!

    in between falling asleep
     
  6. Zef

    Zef Divemaster

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    Put down the beer and step away from the keyboard!

    -Z
     
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  7. nolatom

    nolatom Captain

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    Good thing about pool--chance of DCS is way small. Bad thing about pool--you have to work much harder at getting and staying neutral, so you don't keep popping up to the surface. All this can use "new" muscles.
    That neck thing is real. Get on a skinny-tire bike, where you have to make that same neck-bend to see ahead, it'll build that up. You'll benefit aerobically as well.
    Also, I tend to bite down on my reg. Jaw soreness next day is typical.

    There's "bad" sore (OWWW!! I'm really out of shape!)--and "good" sore, a little bit all over, the sign of a decent workout..
     
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  8. Esprise Me

    Esprise Me Kelp forest dweller ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Gear is heavy; lifting it to put it on can hurt you before you even get wet. Also, did you set up and break down your gear a couple times? That's a standard part of OW, and all that twisting of valves and connecting/disconnecting of hoses can result in some finger/wrist/arm pain. In addition to developing those muscles, you'll develop the muscle memory to know exactly how much force you need and just how to apply it. I'm an infrequent guitar player; I go months without fingering the strings on the fretboard, long enough to lose my calluses, but my fingers still don't hurt as much as when I started because now I know exactly how hard I need to press.
     
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  9. CT-Rich

    CT-Rich ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    You are just getting old.

    The mask problem is most likely how you are wearing it. Test the fit by putting it on your face andinhaling slightly and holding your breath. It should stay on your face with no effort. Straps too tight is more likely than them being too lose.
     
  10. Resqdivemedic

    Resqdivemedic Public Safety Diver

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    I agree with that 100%. Aches and pains are now becoming the norm.
     

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