Hi all, 2 years without a ciggarette, and nearly 2 years lifting, I’ve ground to a halt. The houses in the estate where I live, have a wall divideing the living room and dining room. In this wall are usually 2 doors, however, ours were removed and the wall opening, bricked up. My wife wanted it opened, so out came my bolster chisel and lump hammer and down came the bricks. I must tell you that these bricks are a thermal block and are not heavey, compared to the outdoor kind that make a wall for a yard, say.
I had to shovel the broken rubble out of a window, the least messy way to get rid of it, so our 8 month old rugrat could get back to her crawling:)
Now, 2 days later, and my back is playing me up. This lower back pain, has given me grief throughout the years. I’ve abused it by lifting more than I should. Carrying things with 2 men is a pain, if I can manage by myself, I would.
Anyway, part of the reason why I lift, is to help my back. I do a T Nation routine that combines size and strength training, Heavy upper monday, light lower tuesday, wednesday off, light upper Thursday, heavy lower friday, saturday and sunday off. Compound excercises like squats and deadlifts are featured. I’ve been doing this for 5 weeks and was making progress, now I can hardly reach down to put my socks on. (I’m not laid up neither, if I get back ache, I like to keep moving).
It feels like my lower back muscles are inflamed are the inside, but I don’t feel heat or swelling when I reach round with my hand. I belive its just strain, but would have thought my excercising would have helped.
Can anyone suggest anything to help improve my lower back? I want to keep with my routine if poss,Lifting the weights never causes back pain. I’d say mostly being bent over for any length of time, washing my hair, by bending over the side of the bath causes it!
Hope I provided enough info.
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