As it turns out I have a back inury which seems to be a lot more serious than I thought. I've been on a long waiting list for an xray now, but I've been advised (by non-professionals) that I may be out for anywhere up to another 2 years. After an initial visit to the doctor's, it seems that it is a muscle problem, rather than a bone or nerve problem (hopefully too). But until I can get some definite physio programme and doctor's/physician's advice I think it'd be best to just stay out of the gym for a while.
I picked up this injury in February, and avoided weights for a bit - then in May at some point I went back to the weights, and by doing incline sit-ups with a 5kg powerbag, totally fucked up my back again. The worst exercises are not squats and deadlifts, but are actually things like leg extension, sit-ups, leg press. Then squats and deadlifts are probably the second worst.
So until I can get some professional advice, physio and possibly even a chiropractor, I'd like to ask if anyone knows of anything I can do in the meantime, to stop my physique going to shits. I was 83kg in March, then I decided to cut-down, partly as a result of this injury, partly because I was quite fat.
I got down to 76kg and was very lean, but then in May I tried returning to weights and couldn't do anything - now I'm down to 70kg and I can't see myself bulking up any time soon. At the moment all I can do is press-ups and bodyweight squats. Anyone know any more I can do? I'm feeling far too skinny right now and I'm slightly worried I'm just gonna drop further if I can't do any kind of exercise...