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Painful week – lower back strain doing ego-driven squats; Cheat meal!

Friday, November 7, 2003 by  
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I’ve definitely lost a little strength after my week off, but not too much. Yesterday I tried to best my 1-rep max squat and failed to do so for the first time in 2 months. I did mange to do 3 sets of 6 squats at the same weight that I used on my last leg workout, but I strained my back a little because I pushed the last 2 reps out using less than perfect form. That was a really stupid thing to do. I won’t let ego get in the way of safety again; I’m lucky that I’m only dealing with a sore lower back this morning instead of something more serious. So, between my sore lower back, my aching shoulder, my sore abs (still sore from Monday!) and my very sore legs, this morning I feel as if I’ve been hit by a car… 🙂

I’m very disappointed that I won’t be able to do my upper body workout tomorrow morning – I was really looking forward to it. I’m going to rest my shoulder at least another week, and when I think it’s better I’m going to start back slowly and stop at the first hint of pain. I’m thinking very seriously about extending my bulking cycle an extra month.

Tonight I’ll be having my usual weekly cheat meal of pizza and wine. I’ve think I’ve really earned it this week!

I’m off to do my cardio now, have a great day and I’ll see you this weekend.

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