Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Injury rehab and some training footage....

Did a video outlining how to decide what you need to do after you sustain and injury, and how to rehab from it, if it doesn't require surgery.

Some training footage...


  1. Hi Paul,

    Thanks for the vid on rehabbing. I hurt my lower back on the right side this week and it's been very disheartening. Going to follow what you said above most definitely. What's odd, is this week was a planned deload week for myself. Last Sunday [prior to today] was the last day I worked out and it was legs. It was literally, to this day, the WORST workout I've ever had in my life. Definitely proved the deload was much needed. I actually cut that workout short, because I had the thought it my head "when I'm working out this crappy this is seriously when I'm going to injure myself..." I cut a set of deadlifts short, with a weight that is normally easy for me, because I could feel my form slipping pretty badly. Cut it there. That was Sunday.

    Fast forward to Thursday morning, I woke up out of bed and my back was MESSED UP. Lower right hand side. It was totally unexpected so when I got up I actually sort've shrieked and woke my husband up lol. The weirdest part about this all... is the last time I had done anything was Sunday. Then I wake up Thursday injured from.... sleeping?! It just doesn't make sense. The pain is the worst if I bend over with a rounded back and it's all incredibly tight. However, if I lock my back straight as if I were doing a deadlift with proper form, it feels much better. Back to Sunday --- that's how I felt my form slipping really badly.

    I guess my question is, have you ever seen an injury from lifting have a delayed onset like this? I guess from a rehabbing perspective [and I wouldn't consider this a "major" injury by any means, just annoying], it's a moot point how it happened. But, for my own mind's curiosity sake [since it's driving me nuts I can lift heavy and be fine, but sleep wrong and hurt myself??], have you ever seen an injury/strain not manifest itself for a couple days?

    Regardless, thanks again for the post on rehabbing. Today was my first day back in the gym and took it pretty easy but I've found over the last couple days that when I first wake up my pain/stiffness is the worst, and getting up and moving/stretching actually makes it feel a little better.

    1. It's your piriformis. Stretch it for the next several days religiously.

  2. Thanks Paul I appreciate the reply. Reading up on that now.

  3. Paul, this video is EXACTLY what I needed to hear. Thanks for directing me to it with your reply to my email. Patience is tough for us younger guys, but I just have to keep telling myself that I'm in this for the long haul and to rehab my shoulder the smart way.

    Thanks for doing what you do.