Back Twinge – That Was Close!

14913aThursday after bootcamp I was too tired to work out and I had very little time to work with so on Friday I did my RKC workout at work. In fact, it was a run through of the Art Of Strength Providence DVD with my 45lbKB so it wasn’t incredibly taxing. That night however I was coaching and during the conditioning at the end of class I stumbled during a 24″ block jump and may have exacerbated an already sore lower back. As I got up on Saturday I felt sore, I was having cramping during the night so I knew I wasn’t in good shape. A few minutes after sitting down for breakfast I got that familiar searing pain in my lower back and since the last time it happened I spent 10 days off my schedule I was more than an little pissed off. So I filled my face with anti-inflammatories and muscle relaxants and it wasn’t until a couple of hours later that I realized I had over done the medication. I was pretty comatose for all of Saturday and not much better on Sunday. However, I am slightly happier to report that after Monday off for Family Day I am feeling better. I got back to mobility as fast as I could and did another chest and tricep bench workout in the afternoon after which I felt much better. It is now Tuesday and of course I am on my feet at work but my back is feeling OK. I  hope I can do a short P90X2 workout tonight and be in shape for a cardio abs workout tomorrow before coaching. If everything goes well, I should be back to normal on Thursday having dodged and enormous bullet. The last thing I wanted was to be on my back filled with painkillers on my birthday. I am sure that would have only magnified any lingering feelings of old age that I am bound to feel tomorrow…


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