Lower back still sore

@NJChicaa (28536)
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 (28536)
• 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 (28536)
• United States
26 Jul
@LovingMyBabies well I have tomorrow off anyway! We shall see!
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@BelleStarr (31250)
• Portland, Connecticut
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 (28536)
• United States
26 Jul
Upper thighs recover quickly! You'll be feeling better in no time!
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@BelleStarr (31250)
• Portland, Connecticut
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 (157944)
• 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 (28536)
• 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 (28536)
• 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 (6337)
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 (10696)
• Malaysia
27 Jul
Hope all well soon.
@Shavkat (44873)
• 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.