I couldn't finish my workout...

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    Feb 17, 2013 7:20 PM GMT
    I missed 8 days of working out because of a sore back and when I went today, I couldn't even finish. Brutal!

    I'm going to go every day this week and build myself back up.

    Slowly and surely....

    Have a good week everyone!

  • ignaceqbc

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    Feb 17, 2013 7:24 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]biguymtl said[/cite]I missed 8 days of working out because of a sore back and when I went today, I couldn't even finish. Brutal!

    I'm going to go every day this week and build myself back up.

    Slowly and surely....

    Have a good week everyone!

    Nautilus??
  • AMoonHawk

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    Feb 17, 2013 7:32 PM GMT
    lay down on a bench, and depending on what you are used to lifting (I usually start with 15 or 20lb) and get in the position like you are going to do a butterfly, with your arms and weights extended directly over your head. Now lower the weights down behind your head as far as you can go, then back up. Do 3 sets of 10 increase the weight 5 to 10 lbs each set. Usually helps my back almost immediately. Stretch ... a lot ... good luckicon_smile.gif
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    Feb 17, 2013 8:20 PM GMT
    Nope - not Nautilus - I go to Energy Cardio / Goodlife

    And thanks for the tip! I am going to get some more sessions with my trainer and focus on core strengthening.

    9 x herniation of the same disc really messes you up! But you know what I used to be out for 2 months when it happened, Now, it's just a week!

    So I'm actually happy lol!

    Thanks guys!
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    Feb 17, 2013 11:35 PM GMT
    The same thing happened to me last month. I saw this new technique on a youtube fitness video on a hammer smith machine and I gave it a try. Something pulled in my lower back while I twisted and it got progressively worse. I had to stay away from the gym for about a week and slowly began my routine again. I avoided doing any work below the waist for another week until I felt confident and then I slowly increased the weights back up.

    I did do the treadmill everyday to try and loosen my back up. My doc gave me muscle relaxants and pain pills which took the edge off.

    Just try to be patience. It drove me crazy to be down for so long but I'm back now with no back pain.

    Good luck.
  • calibro

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    Feb 17, 2013 11:35 PM GMT
    cool story, bro
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    Feb 17, 2013 11:53 PM GMT
    calibro saidcool story, bro


    Was it really though? I felt this was more of a "story, bro".
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    Feb 17, 2013 11:54 PM GMT
    calibro saidcool story, bro


    lol
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    Feb 18, 2013 1:07 AM GMT
    A week ago I slipped on some rancid leaves chasing my spaz puppy across the street. my leg looked like half the skin was torn off. Keflex for a week with a tetanus shot and I'm good to go.
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    Feb 18, 2013 1:59 PM GMT
    FranciscoC saidA week ago I slipped on some rancid leaves chasing my spaz puppy across the street. my leg looked like half the skin was torn off. Keflex for a week with a tetanus shot and I'm good to go.



    That's brutal, man. Glad you're ok!
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    Feb 18, 2013 2:01 PM GMT


    It drove me crazy to be down for so long but I'm back now with no back pain.



    I know! It took so long to build the routine and i feel I have to start over.

    Boy am i sore today!
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    Feb 18, 2013 2:24 PM GMT
    Please get back to your full normal work out gradually - it will pay big dividends.
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    Feb 19, 2013 5:41 AM GMT
    jackbennett saidPlease get back to your full normal work out gradually - it will pay big dividends.


    I will, Jack, I didn't even go today. I'll be back at it tomorrow and do some cardio too.

    Thanks a lot - I appreciate it!
  • AldrosLL

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    Feb 19, 2013 5:42 AM GMT
    great fighting spirit man.
    best of luck at the end of the week. tell us how you're feeling then icon_razz.gif
  • 2theTEE

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    Feb 19, 2013 5:45 AM GMT
    Just take it nice and slow....










    ...and then BAM, UHH, POW POW
  • calibro

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    Feb 19, 2013 5:55 AM GMT
    Nabisco said
    calibro saidcool story, bro


    Was it really though? I felt this was more of a "story, bro".


    maybe even just a bro?
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    Feb 24, 2013 10:13 PM GMT
    AldrosLL saidgreat fighting spirit man.
    best of luck at the end of the week. tell us how you're feeling then icon_razz.gif


    I've gone to the gym 5 times since missing a week, and I'm already back on track. I'm amazed at how fast my body remembered.

    I have a new trainer and a new regimen now, and today was my third day.

    I think this was just what I needed because it allowed me to press reset, you know...

    I've been sore all week, but it's a good sore, not the "holy crap, what did i do to my back sore".

    My wrist is a bit sore from Bosu Ball pushups though.

    Other than that, good times all around.
    How are you all doing?!
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    Feb 24, 2013 10:27 PM GMT
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    Feb 24, 2013 10:55 PM GMT
    Been there. Done that. Good luck and keep the rhythm going, no matter how tedious and it seems. It's like re-opening a wound, but you will survive.
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    Feb 25, 2013 12:46 AM GMT
    Maybe a day on, a day off might be better?

    The body does require some time to rest and grow in between workouts.