Basically i have a herniated disc at l5-s1 since last November/December. Didn’t address the problem till Mid-February (continued to do heavy squats/deads till Feb). Have been seeing the chiro for the past 3 and a 1/2 months. Pain has eased off and ROM has increased (nearly able to touch toes against whilst b4 I couldn’t even run my hands down my leg without pain).
Just putting this log up so a few of my mates can track my progress (or lack of) this summer whilst I travel abroad (Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Singapore, Osaka, Melbourne and perhaps Thailand)
As usual, any comments are welcome…
I had summer goals (which were written up in January b4 I knew about the injury) but these have been shifted to well after I have got back into 5/3/1. Only real summer goal now is to have my back fully healed so I can start the new uni year with a bang and can play some aussie football and get back into training with strongman shit and maybe the ocasional rugby game. Other goals are increase grip strength, improve bench/rowing ability, gain some more size overall (especially lats/shoulders as I am lacking there).
Other random stats, around 5’6 (1/2) (lol), weight: 80kg, body fat: unsure… just below 15% perhaps?
Diet: Clean atm probably will be pretty random and dirty throughout summer due to travelling and inconvenience.
Measurements: too piss poor to put on the nation. nothing acceptable yet, legs probably stronger than upper body (b4 injury)
1RM’s (pre injury)
Bench: 110kg (paused rep)
Close Grip Bench: worked up to 75kg 4x5, last set x8. Then drop sets at 65kg (3x10)
Preacher Curlz: 10kg on each side. Went for reps up to 15 for 2 sets. Then kept dropping the weight and tried to go for 10-15 reps each set. Did 8 sets in all
Dips (+12kg) (no chain in upstairs room, had to stick the heaviest dumbell inbetween my crotch)
15, 15, 10, 10, 10, 8, 8, 8
DB Bench (28kg) 5,4,3 (had to leave early, my presence was needed at home)
Hopefully will hit the gym before my flight (next Friday). Got exams and a fucked up right hand. Will take it easy if I do train late next week, don’t want to be in constant agony whilst travelling for 20 odd hours in a small ass seat next to random french people (air france). Hope this fucking ash goes away as well!