Feel’en good again…

It’s been a rough couple of months with the workouts.  Pulled muscles and strains have really put a damper on my workouts.

I was trying to ramp up for the spring, but first I re-injured a pulled tendon in my elbow, which has restricted most of the normal weights and kettle bells because for a week because I couldn’t support a cup of coffee or make a fist, it was bad as pulls and strains go.  Worse, it’s my left, and I’m a lefty.  It is slowly on the mend, but it still hurts, a lot.

All that is nothing compared to what happened two weeks ago.  I had been working on a strength style workout with the normal warmup and cardio (500 meter row).  The strength routine was a 3 reps x 7 rounds of dead lifts at 80% of my maximum.  The wod was a hard one, the simple sounding WODs are usually killer…

3 rounds of a back squat at 75% max, and bench press at 50% (damn elbow!!)

21 reps, 15 reps, 9 reps with a 200 meter run between each set of reps.

We tried this WOD 2 weeks ago and I got through 15 of the 21 back squats and it was like getting hit in the head with a bat…  My neck muscles at the base of the skull, froze, locked, tweaked…  It hurt so bad I could not see straight.  It felt like a really bad migraine, all day…  It hurt so much I stayed home from work.  And that’s the way it has been for a while now as I work around the injuries.  Lot’s of core exercises, working on the back, and legs too, learning new combinations of planking, burpies, and other core routines.

this week I finally felt a bit better.  It has been a slow progression, but each week I feel better.  So for today’s workout, my trainer pulled out that same work out that tweaked my neck.  I was really tentative with that WOD.  I took 5 reps or so in the back squat just to feel out the neck and well I made it!  Completing that workout really felt good.  Not from a physical standpoint, but completing this WOD felt like an accomplishment because I was finally able to push through these injuries and have a normal-ish workout again.

yeah, this work out kind of stands out I think.  I really came out of the gym today with a positive attitude.  I really want to ramp back up to my old 4-5 days a week, but I need to take care with these damn injuries.

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