I’m 34 years old started working out to lose a little weight … was 6’2 245 now down to like 6’2 230… still 25% body fat so pretty out of shape, but i’ve lost the double chin and got my energy back. I started out using just like elliptical and machines for weights, did that for like a month and a half and then switched to light free weights for the last month because the machines just werent cutting it anymore for me.
My big problem is that i’m like a hank hill … u know tall skinny legs but still got a little gut… I can easily hurt my knees, shoulders, back, whatever. I always take it easy, never maxing maybe like
125 bench press 10x, 85 lbs on squat 10x… just working on form. I never feel pain during working out but i always dread the next day thinking ‘will my tendinitis come back, or did i pull something yesterday and not know it’
Sure enough i wake up this morning and my left back is a little sore… in the middle… near the rib cage. Dont really know what caused it. It’s not the good sore its the if i twist this way it twinges kinda sore. Like you got a stiff neck cuz u slept on it funny.
Nothing serious but could easily become something serious if i worked out again. But as a precaution these strains basically put me out of commission for 3-4 days, until i have pain-free full range of motion. And no, its not DOMs… i know what feels like.
I read these forums and its all a bunch of supermen squatting 500 lbs and never having any problems.
Is there any advice out there for the guys who creak, twinge, strain, pinch, etc just by getting to the gym? I usually warm up and lift fairly light. I like my initial results and dont want to give up altogether but i think i speak for the silent majority out there who always give up when this kind of stuff happens.
Go see a doctor? Well the doctor always just tells you stop working out its too dangerous. That’s the safest bet, of course, they cant get sued for telling someone to just take it easy as you balloon up into a lethargic diabetic 10 years down the road.