I got together with a couple of friends yesterday to do a kettlebell workout. Unfortunately my low back has been acting up again and though i took some extra time to roll out and stretch I had to stop during my workout. But this is what I managed to complete.
This is going along with my lighter weight higher rep plan. I wanted to do 5 rounds of 2 minutes sets of snatch per hand with a 16 kg kettlebell. I averaged around 42 reps per minute.
round 1 40R/41L
round 2 42R/42L
round 3 sat out, low back too tight so i rolled and stretched a bit
round 4 42R/42L
Round 5 sat out again, low back was angry…
I know that there are a couple of things that effect my low back pain. The biggest one has to be hip flexor tightness, when I have extended periods of time sitting my back acts up. I need to get up and move around a bit more, stretch my psoas a bunch. the other thing is my diet, if i slip, which i have been doing after my comp I am more susceptible to aches and pains. If i start to eat too many grains and sugars again my back hurts, TMJ pain returns, L shoulder hurts and I occasionally get migraines. I had a alot of fun this week binging on the foods that i like but my body is telling me I need to get healthy again. I’ll be getting back to my meat and veggie diet and shunning the evils of grains and sugars once again. Time to refocus and set my eyes on the horizon, remembering that in order to reach the goals I’ve set it takes long long periods of self control and discipline.