Normally I think he's a douche, but I wouldn't wish a tear like that on anybody. I don't have anywhere near that level of pain, or feel the muscle moving up at all, or anything nightmarish like that. I'm not even sure it's a tear, I'm just treating it as though it is.
I've been using the elliptical, doing a lot of pad and bag work, pushups situps etc., and I'm still walking my dog of course, so I'm getting most of my aggression out. I hate the elliptical but I need some sort of sustained cardio for when I'm not in classes.
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