I think I jinxed myself last Tuesday evening.
After thinking that I was ok from my headrush occurrence after last week’s squats, I woke up on Wednesday with a cracking headache.
I stumbled through the day thanks to painkillers and the same on Thursday too.
But Friday I succumbed and had to take a sick day off work.
Only Sunday afternoon did I start to feel right again. And even yesterday back at work my head/neck felt sore.
On Thursday and Friday it felt like the time I trapped a nerve in my neck after overdoing some Barbell Good Mornings a few years ago.
I was pushing for a record weight for me and had 55kg on the bar. I did 5 reps and went for a 6th and felt something pop in my neck.
Within a few hours I had a banging headache and couldn’t move my neck.
The next day I went to a chiropractor and after some pushing and poking I felt better and a few days later I was good as new.
This time I thought I’d done the same, but didn’t have the pain in the back of my neck.
Until late Thursday and Friday that is.
I was worried at first that I’d done the same thing again, but could move my neck this time.
So I dosed up on pain killers and laid in bed for most of the day.
Saturday it was better and Sunday it was pretty much gone.
Yesterday I had a sore head/neck for most of the day and tried my best to not strain too much lifting and moving boxes.
A few times I had a real pounding in the back of my neck but otherwise I was pretty much all good.
So, here we are Tuesday again and my neck felt normal all day so I thought fuck it I’ll go for some squats again.
You know like they say, if you fall of your bike, get straight back on it etc.
This time though I used a barbell pad for some cushioning and my neck was fine, I even did some good mornings to prove to myself my neck was most definitely fine.
2 sets x 90kg at 5 reps of Barbell Squats.
1 set x 11kg at 10 reps of Dumbbell Lunges.
1 set x 35kg at 10 reps of Barbell Good Mornings.
My legs felt a little tired during the 2nd sets last dew reps but otherwise I felt good and strong as did my neck.
I’ll keep the weight the same again for next week.
I think I’ll only keep pushing an exercise up in weight twice a week now.
Seems my body is starting to give me some signs that it doesn’t like the workload what with moving so many parcels during the day too.
So I’ll pick twice a week to move up in weight and the other two days I’ll maintain the weight, do this for a few weeks and the swap round.
That way I’m not pushing too hard every exercise and probably pushing my body too much.
The consistency is paying off though, I had a weigh in on Monday morning and I’m 1.5kg heavier than 5/6 weeks go and looking in the mirror I look bigger in the chest, shoulders and legs too.
I think I’ll have a proper measure this weekend, see if there is much difference from when I started properly lifting again or if its just my eyes.
Until next time…