(‘So, you’ve been resting for a week,’ says Alpha Girl. ‘Does your arm feel any better?’
‘Well, it did,’ I reply, ‘But I just worked out and now it hurts again.’
‘Did you go to the doctor last week?’
‘Yes, I did. He’s referred me for an ultrasound on my elbow in four weeks.’
‘Well, make sure you go to it.’
‘No worries. You know you sound like my Mum.’
‘There are worse things I could be.’)
So, the week of rest is over, and I’m back into working out.
I did my back workout this morning – 5 supersets of wide grip chin/pull ups (8-10 slow reps per set) combined with bent over dumbbell rows (10 reps each side per set), 5 sets of neutral grip chins (8-10 slow reps per set), 20 sets of push ups (20 slow reps per set), and 20 laps of the back yard (2 kilometres). Yes, I know push ups are for chest, but I was doing them after each lap, as part of the cardio.
And my left arm was in pain. It still is.
I know I have to get something done about it. But I’m not about to rest for 6 months. My workouts are not just physical training, they’re part of my mental health routine.
Tomorrow is chest day. We’ll see how that goes.
(‘Dude, you still working out?’ says Beta Max. ‘You should take a leaf out of my book, man.’
‘And do what, exactly?’ I reply.
‘I just rest 24/7, man. And I never strain anything.’)