I injured my back last week and was unable to start this diet nearly two weeks ago when I got my supplies. The doctor said I just injured my SI joint and the pain would subside in a few weeks. He has given me permission to work out and go to work, and to even push through the pain if it is only minor to moderate.
With that said, I understand that the V-Diet is meant to be done exactly as is, but I may not be able to for the first week or two. The altercations I am making are only in regard to the workouts, where I will have to substitute a different lift for the squats and deadlifts. I am not sure how the V-Challenge will go just yet, but I think I can do it all.
There are two reasons I am not waiting. One, I feel like it could take up to a month before my back is good enough to do squats and deadlifts, and I don’t want to wait. The difference between a few substituted lifts will most likely be negligible.
Two, I am going to use the experience and share it will those who may be in the same boat. If you participate in any sport or lift consistently you know that injuries happen and you have to train around them. Further, using a small injury to avoid working out and being disciplined is weak. If you wait for the perfect time to execute anything, you will wait forever.
I have a question though, since I am starting on Thursday, should I just act as if I had been on it all week and do Friday’s workout tomorrow, the V-Challenge on Saturday, and a HSM on Sunday? Or, should I treat today as Monday and do the workouts on different days?