I recently put an order in for EQ that should be arriving soon, and I had a question.
Quick background on me... I'm a NASM, AFAA, and Crossfit certified personal trainer. I suffered a back injury about a year ago and while it's gotten significantly better than it was with conservative rehab and mobility exercises... it's taking way to long.
I still can't do even light deadlifts without it causing some aggravation. The pain is not bad but it's an irritation that's preventing me from doing alot (deadlifting, squating, KB sidepresses, windmills, getups, even running, etc.).
Since I'm training every day (other's and myself), I want to get back to 100% as soon as possible, and I've read about EQ's ability to triple the rate of collagen synthesis.
I'm not positive what the injury is. I've seen doctors, PT's, and Chiros, and none of them have been able to pinpoint it. I havn't gotten an MRI cause the pain wasn't severe enough for a doctor to recommend it...
but I suspect through the months of research i've done, that it was probably either an annular ring tear in the lumbar spine, or a sprain one of the sacroilliac ligaments.
Now the only reason I'm doing EQ is to speed up my recovery. I've done a regular cycle (500mg/week test) and going from 180 to being 220 at 5'9" just isn't for me. It's too difficult to do the exercises I like to do at that bodyweight, and I looked like shit. I'm happy with my body now, I just want it's functionality back.
Question is... I can't find out what it is about EQ that causes the increase in collagen synthesis. My worry is that I start it, get a little bloated, take an AI, and then completely negate it's healing effects. I just wanna make sure that doing something like that will not impair it's ability to heal me. Thanks!