I’m really excited today, I made it through a leg day without severe pain or injury! I had completely stopped doing legs after I tweaked my hamstring just from doing lunges, and almost all varieties of squats were hurting my lower back. So I took two weeks off and only did stretching and foam…
Damn. Spoke too soon. I came home from work and took a nap, immediately upon getting up I started getting some severe lower back pain. Not in the muscle but on around the bone of the spine and hips. The kind that says “something is really wrong!”. Thankfully the pain was gone by morning and my legs are still the good kind of sore. I think it was because I let my hips curve up when doing the leg press. So I’m going to do another leg day next week but leave out the leg press, keep the hamstring curls and goblet squats in. If the pain happens again then I’ll eliminate one of them until I figure out which motion is causing the problem.
Regardless I know that I need to work on my hamstring flexibility and hip mobility which I will be working very hard on every day.