Post Rehab and Regular Workouts
Okay, I have been on the shelf for a number of weeks with a herniated disc in my lower back. If any of you have ever experienced a disc herniation or bulging disc you have a good idea of what type of pain I was in.
At the present time I have clearance from my Chiropractor (Dr. Alex Lee) to resume ‘working out’. The reason that ‘working out’ is in quotes is because I am performing a post rehab workout. Now I realize that I have to get back into my regular workout routine slowly, but performing bicep curls and tricep extensions (in conjunction with my transverse abdominal, glute, and other rehab protocol exercises), is not stimulating at all.
So I decided to incorporate some TRX exercises in my post rehab routine. It provides me with more functional movements when I am performing exercises such as bicep curls and tricep extensions, because instead of using dumbells or cables, I am using my own body as resistance!
If I use the TRX correctly, it forces me to use my ‘core muscles’ (butt, abs. lower back), and gives me a break from the grind of regular exercise movements in my post rehab routine. I actually get more ‘bang for my buck’ using the TRX for my workouts right now….the great thing is that is it also awesome for regular workouts!
I will be posting some updates on my routines, and hopefully they become much more interesting as my disc herniation heals!