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January 26th, 2011 1 Comment

Arrrg…I pushed it too hard tonight and pulled out my back.

For those of you who haven’t been reading for a year or so, there are two things you should know: I love to exercise, but I have a very weak and sensitive lower back.  I always emphasize form to be safe.

Tonight, doing burpies (a tortuous cardio exercise to get your heart rate up), I pulled something in my glut which effected my back and whole leg.  I should have stopped at 18 reps, but I went to 25.  Now I’m paying the price.

I NEVER do movements that put stress on my lower back, but sometimes it just decides it doesn’t want to participate?  I don’t know what’s going on, but my whole right side now hurts like a beeeatch.

Only thing to do is apply ice, take a couple advil, and pray the pain subsides during the night.

The lesson here:

KNOW YOUR LIMIT.

Of course you want to push yourself, but there are parts of you that have limitations.

You know your body.  Listen to it.

(Taking my own advice as I type.)

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  • After 2 ruptured and one torn disc in my lower back and doctors and cortisone, the miracle cure for me was an inversion table. Felt better after the first time, and in 2 weeks my lower back felt bullet proof for the first time in a long time.