I’ve posted before regarding my lower back; have had sciatica and disk problems for about 10 years(I am 38)hurt it playing basketball and got some good advice to lay off a while, which I have.
So anyway, I have had no problems lifting, although I try to stay away from ballistic movements. I have made good progress recently, and I am trying to lose some more fat for summer. All going well, right? Well, I decided to throw some hill sprints in on the off lifting days, so Tuesday I did a decent warm up, and because I did not want to overdo it the first day, ran 5 100 yard sprints and felt great…until yesterday. Started getting sore yesterday afternoon and by this morning was ready to bite a bullet. I have learned over the years that staying in bed and feeling sorry for myself is the wrong thing to do mentally and physically, so I got up, stretched a little, did a few minutes on the (very slow) treadmill, and took a whirlpool bath. Now I am sitting in this stinking chair at work, a bit hopped up on pain killers.
The thing that boggles me is that I do two pretty decent workouts plus a Tabata once a week with no problems. I throw a little running in and it will set my training back a week or more. What do you guys suggest for a more low impact way to get my heartrate up and burn a little fat? It is evident to me that it will be a long time, if ever, for this problem to heal. I guess I could go back to just walking, only because I don’t seem to have a whole lot of choice.
Thanks for letting me rant.