Rest & Recovery
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on 05 Oct, 2022•2 minutes read
It's been 3 weeks since I injured my neck for the second time, and I'm still feeling sorry for myself.
Truth be told, I'm just worried I'll pull the muscle again if I go back to training too soon. Don't get me wrong, I've been in the gym but I've been keeping to a strict rotation of legs, arms and delt days, which has been boring but I know it's necessary until I feel 100%.
One thing that I'm beginning to realise is that there's more to recovery than just rest - which is probably why it's called rest and recovery huh? Who'd have thought...?
Anyway, I now understand that I need to start practicing more active recovery. This means working on mobility for my back and shoulders, stretching, maybe yoga, and beginning to ease back in to trap workouts.
I'm going to start implementing very low-weight shoulder sessions, as I think my biggest mistake last time was training as if the injury didn't happen when the pain subsided. The road to full recovery starts now.
In other news, my diet has been far more consistent again - despite the discovery of a desert place that delivers cookie dough on the cheap. I have been steering clear of dominos and I'm back to my much healthier ways. Consistently inconsistent is staying true to it's name!
This was a pretty boring one, I know. But sometimes that's life - pretty boring.