Some questions to the educated masses
I have been training consistently for the last 10 weeks and have gotten some good results. I guesstimate that I have lost 3-4 kg of fat and gained 4-5kg of muscle (unscientifically based on my experience and what I see in the mirror and on the scales). I have also gained strength across the board and hit a bunch of PR’s in almost every lift except deadlift. (I just cant seem to hold more than 200kg without my grip failing)
I have been doing HFT with pushups and chinups on top of my regular sessions. I do a few max rep sets after some incline treadmill walking in the mornings. I was doing quite well and had reached 21 consecutive strict chinups when I hurt my neck. Turns out of have a degenerating disk at both t1/2 and c5/6. This leads to a bunch of stiffness and stiffness and soreness. After 3 weeks of physio and no chinups and decided to give them another try. I managed a set of 18 but ended up with stiffness and soreness again.
I loved chinups and was doing both weighted (up to 25kg for 3 sets of 5) and bodyweight. I am not sure I can keep doing them. If I cant, what should I be doing instead? I already do deadlifts, and barbell / dumbell rows.
Second issue, I am deployed with the Australian Military at the moment. I go to the gym twice a day 7 days a week as there is nothing else to do. I do either 4 or 5 heavy sessions a week with all the other sessions consisting of walking on the treadmill (keeping HR below 120) and foam rolling. I actually consider these sessions NEPA as opposed to training. However due to the poor quality of sleep I am getting I am getting pretty run down.
I normally have to get out of bed 2 to 3 times a night to piss due to the quantity of water I drink daily (days are 45 degrees with the reflected hear being in the mid to high 60’s centigrade) hence the poor sleep quality. I already take Z-12 before bed and go to bed as early as I can. I have gotten pretty good results with the routine I have been doing so far and dont want to go backwards. Any thoughts on what I should change?