Currently doing Week One of Waterbury's new HF routine.
On the fourth work set for the sumo deads on the 3rd rep I felt a slight twinge in my right hamstring in mid pull - I dropped the bar and aborted the set.
I was able to finish the rest of the workout without a problem - but I do feel that my hamstring is very tender and I can just tell it's going to get stiff as hell, and generally keep me from doing any kind of squatting/DL'ing with any kind of decent weight for a good week or so.
(I base this on the last time I pulled my hamstring about 8 months ago doing conventional DL triples - I was out for about 10 days ).
My question: is there anyway to speed up recovery ? Any balms? Light cardio to get the blood in there? Wraps? Or od I have to suck it up and just rest?
Right now I just deep some deep massage with Bengay for about 20 minutes and am taking an Advil every 5-6 hours to blunt the pain. I plan to do it again during my lunch hour, when I get home from work, and right before I go to bed tonight.
This really sucks - injuries are about as frustrating a thing as can happen to an avid athlete. Just wondering if any of you guys have had a similar experience and how you dealt with it.
thanks in advance.