I’ve been meaning to make this post for a while. It was in my drafts since May 30th actually and here we are in July… Wow, time really does fly. I cant believe we’re over halfway done with the year!
It was actually not that long ago my work out partner and I were maxing out and we were maxing out deadlifts. Which deadlifts can be very tricky when dealing with your form. You have to make sure you have the right form or you could do some serious damage to your back… Which I am usually pretty good about but all it takes is one time and you’re out.
As soon as I lifted up I knew something was wrong. My body got hot and I was feeling nauseous.. I thought I just pulled a muscle and it would get better with some icy-hot and a heating pad. Later on I discovered the pain didn’t really go away. It felt kind of like a pinched nerve. Every time I moved a certain way a pain would shoot down my back and across my buttcheek… Not fun, might I add. There were even times where if I sat down for a long time and try to stand up I would have a hard time walking for a minute. Thats how I knew it was a nerve. A Nurse Practitioner at my work suggested I might have opened my sciatic nerve capsule which explained the pain shooting down my leg, the leg numbness, etc.
The good news was that it could be cured with some anti-inflammatory medicine or regimen. The OTHER good news was that I cold continue working out after a few weeks. I would just have to do low weights and high reps.
This would explain my low weights in my work out videos, if you’ve seen them.
This was just a minor setback that set up for a major comeback. I plan to go back stronger than ever. Even if my chiropractor suggests I don’t do deadlifts.. Maybe I should listen to him but stay tuned…
I shared this with you all so you would see that every one has their set backs in life but you shouldn’t allow it to control and dictate your life. I was in the best shape of my life when I was (unknowingly) pregnant with my little girl and I would do anything to get back to that kind of strength and endurance. The thing is, life isn’t the way it was when I was in high school. I have a lot ore responsibilities and day-to-day challenges that I face. I’m not going to let that control my overall outcome though! I will find ways to get back to where I want to be and have the body I dream of!
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I feel as though minor injuries are a package deal when it some to body building, to some degree at least. I remember a time I stretched a wrong position while doing a yoga pose and pulled a muscle in the shoulder, and boy did that hurt! Yours is obviously more serious, but like you said your coming back harder than before. Set backs are normal, our bodies need breaks from time to time, you’ve got this!! Stay strong girlfriend! Great post.
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I agree completely that form is key and I am glad to see that it was a fix with anti inflammatory meds. Keep it up and you rock hun! ❤️ inspiration right here