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Cardio day; Pain in upper back; No cravings.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008 by  
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It’s Wednesday or, as I like to call it, the “eye of the storm”. Wednesday is the only weekday that I don’t train with weights, and it’s a nice chance to take a breather between workouts. I’ve decided that for today’s cardio I’ll be doing an afternoon HIIT session. Over the past week I’ve already noticed an improvement in my cardio fitness level, and I want to continue to build on that by doing at least two HIIT session each week and also by keeping my weight training rest intervals brief.

Yesterday I worked my chest and triceps, and unfortunately it seems that I’ve once again aggravated a nagging injury I’ve been dealing with for awhile now. I’ve got this pain in my right upper back. It’s difficult to pinpoint where exactly the pain is because it’s so deep. It seems to be just to the left of my right lat, but I can feel it all the way up into my trap and neck when I move my head. I don’t know if it’s a pulled muscle or a pinched nerve or what, but it’s annoyingly painful. Benching seems to cause the problem to flare up, and right now it’s the worst it’s been. The pain not debilitating like my shoulder injury was; I can still lift, it’s just very uncomfortable. I’ve thought about going to the doctor but I have a feeling he’s just going to give me drugs (which I don’t want) before referring me to a sports doctor (don’t get me started on that subject). Chiropractic care is an option, but I’ve had less than positive experiences with those guys, too. I’m mainly posting this to document it. I am going to continue to train and work through it unless it gets worse.

This week has been remarkably smooth so far with regards to cravings. I’ve not been craving alcohol or junk food at all – and Lisa has slowly been finishing off the leftover junk food from our vacation right in front of my eyes every single night. I think I’m just so happy to be back to my normal diet and training schedule that junk food seems to have lost its luster. I’m thankful for that, because it makes my job easier!

I’d better get to work. Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

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