I’m stupid

Back-Pain-crop-370x440WEB[1]So after being pretty much debilitated by back spasms for two days after painting my pool deck I finally started feeling better yesterday.  I got through the day with only a minor spasm here and there.

Today I returned to the gym, anxious to get 2015 started off on a positive note. So after warming up a bit, without giving my back trouble any thought, I decide to start off with pull ups.  I immediately feel discomfort on rep 1 in the area where I have been having problems.  By the time I am at rep 5 or 6 the pain is more of the searing variety.  Instead of immediately dropping off I continued until I got 10 reps.

As soon as I got off I bent over both in pain and in disgust for trying pull ups, an extremely back-centric exercise after 3 days of spasms.  It was moronic.

At first I was afraid the pain would stop me from doing much else of anything but I continued to plug along.  My back hurt getting into and out of position for certain exercises like wall handstands and push ups but I was able to complete the movements without the back derailing me.

The one positive I took away from the workout was for the first time in a long time I completed 100 reps of something, push ups to be exact, nailing down four sets of 25 reps during the workout.  I need to work around my back injury.  I only hope the tweak I did today does not return me to several days of misery.

Today’s Workout

5 minutes cardio/stretching

10 pull ups

25 push ups

Seated dumbbell curls 25lbs x 12

Hanging knee raises x 20

60 second wall handstand hold

25 push ups

Seated dumbbell curls 40lbs x 7

Hanging knee raises x 20

60 second wall handstand hold

25 push ups

Seated dumbbell curls 35lbs x 10

Hanging knee raises x 20

60 second wall handstand hold

25 push ups

 

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