My lats are extremely tight. I can work my arms above my head (though hardly behind), but after 15 minutes it's back to rigor mortis.
Will I need to be especially careful with my arms? Should I abstain from any exercise until the tightness has gone and I have ROM back, or should I be sure to increase blood flow with pushups to quicken recovery?
This is such a noob thing to do. I did the same thing several years ago, walking around for days with my elbows bent 45 degrees, and it ultimately "scared" me from committing to lifting afterwards. I think this sort of behavior, not applying oneself and then being gung-ho for a day, is self sabatoging. I thought I had avoided it this time, easing in, but there were just enough remnants of that old habit. It was the semi-supinated pull ups that did me in, otherwise the pain would be easily managable.
Don't pity this noob, but, uh, could somebody comfort me by telling me everything will be ok?