I've recently had a lower back injury and I have seen the doc today. He says I'm not to lift at all for at least one week and take anti-inflamatories.
I have been bulking for nearly 4 months and my diet has been pretty much the same everyday.
Q. If I can't lift for at least one week what approach should I take with diet/exercise?
My belly is getting quite big already. Can I use this downtime to lower my carb intake and perform some daily cardio to lose some fat?
Can I make some good of this situation that I'm in?
My plan is to lower my carbs to about 90-100 per day and do some exercise (cycle/walking) while keeping just benchpress for a week as this will not put any strain on my lower spine. (if it does I'll stop immediately)
There must be a protocol that serious lifters follow in situations like this.
Any suggestions from those with knowledge and experience would be appreciated.