I hurt myself lifting, What do I do now?

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  1. jDMJeRk

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    I tried to workout my back on Monday and I didn't stretch for the first time since I've been religiously going to the gym (7 months now). When I started doing the first rep, I started to feel a burning sensation on my lat but continued to finish that rep. It was extremely light weight but boy did it burn.

    I continued to lift as it didn't bother me. The next day it didn't really hurt but I didnt want to risk it so I did cardio and abs instead. While I was doing abs I noticed the pain really quick again (sharp burning sensation) and thought maybe I did some real damage.

    I think when I did shoulder shrugs from the night before I might have done the damage there. I did cardio the rest of the week as I'm scared to do anything else.

    What do I do now?
     
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    I've done something similar lately so In on this thread.

    Religious warming up but something went astray doing DB bent over rows :wtc:

    It's subsided but I don't have 100% strength back yet.
     
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    Yeah I had my energy kick going and sure enough, that 1st rep really killed it... its getting worse and I'm not sure if thats how the healing procedure works or what but I'm starting to wonder if my cardio is playing a roll on the healing process?

    I always stretch too... thats what sucks! Why I didn't that day I don't know. :sadwavey:

    I was still down .2% body fat for the week though :) :wiggle:
     
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    .2% bodyfat? Really nothing short of DEXA scan is going to give you that sort of accuracy.

    Just take it easy on your injury and warm up well. If it continues to bother you, use your head.
     
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    I use the same scanner everytime.. I use it just to track my progress... I used to be 22% on the same scanner. I know they aren't accurate but hey, its something to measure your gains/goals right?

    I haven't lifted since the injury but do I really need to see a doctor? Does it get more sore then the original injury as your healing?
     
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    I assume by scanner you're referring to an electrical resistance based device and they aren't accurate at all. I was referring to a Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry machine.

    There is a difference between sore and pain. If you're eating pain pills to be able to tolerate working out it's probably time to see a doctor.

    But in reality I think I've had happen to me what happened to you. Felt like a burning knife being drawn along my muscle. It did it a few times, I didn't work it for 2 weeks and now it doesn't do it anymore. I have no idea what it was, i didn't do any research on it
     
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    Thats what I've been told (dont work out for two weeks) to do but I figure I have to get my cardio in.

    I'd never resort to pain pills. I take maybe a few anti-inflammatories twice a day. I've been lifting for 8 months now everyday and I've never felt this before. I knew I did something wrong.

    And yeah the gym has some stupid thing with handles that you grab on too. I know its inaccurate but the fact of the matter is, I've used it since day one and its fun to track my progress on it. Its kinda like a dyno for automobiles; it gives you a base line and then something to compare it too as you go along :)

    I'll continue to take it easy but I'm not lifting till I feel 100% again. :noes:
     
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    @ every day for 8 months, it's probably time to take a break anyways.

    Set a day you plan on being back, and just take a few days off. When it's time to go back, go.
     
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