Lower back still sore

@NJChicaa (40322)
United States
July 25, 2017 7:53pm CST
UGH. I think I strained it doing cleans with heavier kettlebells than I normally use on Saturday during the Strongman workout. Then I did more cleans on Monday. Tonight there were no cleans but there were kettlebell swings. I started out with a 40 pound bell but went down to a 35 after the first set. 20 swings is more than we normally do at once and I didn't want to strain my lower back any further. I've been doing hot bath soaks, rolling on my foam roller (which I LOVE having here at home), and taking ibuprofen. It probably isn't going to get better unless I take time off from working out which I really don't want to do. I just had a rest week. At least I have tomorrow off and most of Thursday off too. Don't have to be at the gym until 5pm Thursday evening.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
26 Jul
I'm sorry your hurting, I hope it gets better for you soon. =(
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@NJChicaa (40322)
• United States
26 Jul
Thanks. It is frustrating! I'm not letting it slow me down in the gym, but that also isn't letting it get better.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
26 Jul
@NJChicaa That's true, you might have to take a break even if you don't want to.
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@NJChicaa (40322)
• United States
26 Jul
@LovingMyBabies well I have tomorrow off anyway! We shall see!
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@BelleStarr (38354)
• United States
26 Jul
Hope your back feels better soon. My upper thighs have been bothering me, one of the new exercises we are doing is the culprit no doubt but I am not sure which one!!
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@NJChicaa (40322)
• United States
26 Jul
Upper thighs recover quickly! You'll be feeling better in no time!
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@BelleStarr (38354)
• United States
26 Jul
@NJChicaa Unfortunately mine is the tendon that hooks the hip to the knee and last time it took 2 years to heal!! This time it is not nearly as severe but it has me worried.
@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Jul
exercising soi hardyou hurt yourself ssurot ,yi d ea of good exeruicise' wow gald Inotdoing that lol lol
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@NJChicaa (40322)
• United States
26 Jul
I don't think I'm hurt. The muscles are just strained or sore or something. I'll rest tomorrow and continue to take ibuprofen.
• United States
26 Jul
A lower back ache can be painful so hope you aren't overdoing it with your workouts. Seems like your hot baths and other methods are a good cause of action.
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@NJChicaa (40322)
• United States
26 Jul
I found an IcyHot stick in the bathroom closet last night. That felt really good on my back.
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• United States
26 Jul
@NJChicaa I always keep those IcyHot sticks onhand. They do seem to work
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@dollaboy (6232)
26 Jul
Sorry to know, hope you feel better soon. Some rest will help, NJ Chicaa
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@cnote007 (31)
• Abuja, Nigeria
27 Jul
Sorry.....hope your feeling better now
@Tracy04 (10838)
• Malaysia
27 Jul
Hope all well soon.
@Shavkat (62709)
• Philippines
26 Jul
I am sure it is painful to move with low back pain. But I think we can do some Proper Body Mechanics not to strain our back. I hope the pain will be gone soon.