pulled upper back muscle. any tips on moving ahead safely?

  • jaime_sf

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    Dec 29, 2007 6:40 PM GMT
    Pulled a muscle in my upper back a couple weeks ago doing some pull ups. I know I should rest a bit, but i'd like to at least do some kind of upper body training. I work out regularly but learn mostly by watching so i could use some tips on exercises that take it easy on my back.
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    Dec 29, 2007 7:25 PM GMT
    Go to the doctor and have the doctor get you on some AAS. It'll heal right up. An anti-inflammatory (short term) would be o.k., but, unlike any AAS, would be hepatoxic if in a pill form, where the AAS would not be, at any level. Back strains / pulls can take a long while to heal, especially if you're older. With the AAS, you'll be good to go right away. Nothing wrong with laying off, either. It takes about three weeks before you lose anything. In your case, where your weight is what it is, it would probably do you good to just rest, and gain some weight / recover. Because you're pictureless, there's not really much else to advise you on. The best, most safe, and fastest course would be the AAS. You didn't describe the type of pain, if any, that you're having. That would tell more about what's actually going on.

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    Dec 29, 2007 7:27 PM GMT
    Always ice down a pulled muscle. Then massage it, sometimes hard, get the blood flowing back in that muscle. Because what happens when you pull a muscle, blood stops flowing through that muscle. Then take it easy on it for a while.
    Good luck
    Joe
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    Dec 30, 2007 7:33 PM GMT
    Thanks for info. Glad I found this site. I'll look into AAS. Meanwhile, I think i'll lay low for a week or two and stick to some cardio and focus on some lower body.

    This isn't the first time i've pulled an upper back muscle. This time it's very stiff and sore on the left side. not too much spasming. Its even a little hard to move my neck much.

    Which brings me to the question is it my form or do is it a "chronic" injury? When i do wide grip pullups, am i coming down to far and stressing my back?