weight-lifting-technique[1]So yesterday at the gym I did a few things with moderately heavy weight requiring me to strain to knock out the last few reps.  Well my reward for doing so was moderate discomfort in the area you sit on for the rest of the day.

Now this is not a new scenario, for the last 6-7 months I have repeatedly had this go down at various times.  I lay off the heavier work for a few days, feel better but then I can be right back in the same boat if I try it again.

I did some searching online and found some tips for avoiding this problem:

  • Avoid heavy lifting and prolonged standing.
  • Avoid compromising positions such as deep squats
  • Use your pelvic floor muscles to brace against increased pressure caused by coughing or sneezing

Well that sounds just wonderful.  It looks like I need to figure out how to do more lower pelvis wall exercises and less low rep, high strain work.  I love getting old.

Today at the gym I did various core work, much of it probably involving more strain than it should have.

Today’s Workout

5 minutes cardio/stretching

18 pull ups

Various core work including

Full extension plank holds,  hanging knee raises, dip position knee raises, L-sit holds, bent leg toe to bar raises, dowel rod trunk rotations