I've finally got my sh*t together, eating enough food to grow, and am trying to pack on some muscle. I'm only week 1 into my program, had some DB upright rows today and somehow pulled my mid back while doing them.
I've popped some pills and been on a heating pad all night, but was scheduled to hit up the gym tomorrow.
I'm on a roll here, have motivation and finally feel like I have a chance for my training to do something for me (have wasted about 6-7 years and also have wasted my best muscle gaining years...but oh well)...should I still sit it out for another week to let my back heal?
Even if it feels better in the morning, I don't know if I should risk re-injuring it at this point.
I did a little searching on here before this post, and noticed that people mentioned hydration during workouts that somehow help prevent strains. I typically have a shake before and shake after, but rarely am drinking much water during workouts. If this actually does help, would just taking a huge water bottle help?