It’s no surprise that I have had a few setbacks during my competition prep. I have had some lung and heart issues surface (luckily they have lessened in intensity) and I am restricted from doing any cardio. Well, now I am cleared to do cardio and what do I do? Pull a muscle in my back when I am doing hyperextensions. I really thought that my lower back had strengthened enough that I didn’t have to baby it anymore.
This isn’t the worse muscle pull I have ever had, but it isn’t one that is going to go away in 24 hours or anything. I mimicked some of the positions that I would be in as I lifted at the gym today…every single one of them killed my lower back. It is amazing just how much you use your lower back, huh, who knew. So, I sit and rest. I need to get over the hump with this muscle pull and then I am back at it.
I’ve mentioned that my prep isn’t going as wonderfully as I’ve planned or wanted. With my lack of cardio I have not been able to drop the necessary body fat to be show ready. I do still have seven weeks from yesterday. I have a fighting chance if I stick to my macros 100% and I am able to get cardio and weights in 5 days a week. But with my newest setback of a muscle pull in my lower back, I just have to unwillingly sit and wait. I need to cross my fingers and hope that 6.5 weeks of hard work will be enough at this point in prep.
I am lifting much heavier at the gym, so I know that I am progressing in that way. It is this fucking layer of fat that is sitting on top of my muscles that just won’t budge!
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