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Day 24/Back Injury


#1

So I was on day 24 of the diet yesterday and had to transition to one meal per day early. I was training on Monday (day 23) and had a horrible back injury. Not sure what happened till I get an MRI this Saturday but I’m feeling a little better. I was overhead squatting and came out of the hole and felt a little funny. At any rate I was maintaining on Tuesday but the Dr put me on steroids and anti-inflammatory drugs and it was tearing my stomach up not eating. However, I relapsed yesterday and ate some Ice cream and a candy bar (which I’m admitting in hopes that my shame will get me back on course).

I’m going back to one meal per day but I’m afraid that I won’t balance properly since about the only thing I can do right now is get on the row machine, if that. I’m planning to stick to the one meal a day till next Tues then go to two per day and train with the Dr’s permission.

That being said I went from 229 to 213 in 23 days and although I didn’t get my BFP I’m sure it went down quite a bit. If you have any suggestions Chris I’d be glad to take em otherwise it’s been fun.

One more thing. I read Dan John’s article from a few years ago in which he mentioned doing barbell complexes with light weight while on the V-diet. I’m a crossfitter and obviously that would have to be scaled way back on the V diet. I was wondering if you have any alternate training program you would recommend for those who don’t do well on the velocity training. I like a lot of Dan Johns stuff and was wondering if you knew more about what he did on it, I’m assuming he didn’t do complexes everyday.


#2

I’m not going to say don’t train, but I’m going to say don’t strain.

I think you could keep up the 1 HSM a day and still get some results while injured, however you’re injured so you might want to boost the nutrient uptake a bit to promote healing. Not permanently but just for a few days.

Hope you heal up well.

As for the Dan John workout- really I wouldn’t mess with the V-diet workouts unless you’ve done a full V-diet ( you’ve pretty much got that in the bag so you can tweak ). There was an article recently about back friendly leg training: http://www.T-Nation.com/free_online_article/most_recent/backfriendly_leg_training

Combine that with some solid back friendly upper work and you’ll be fine. I feel complexes are a bit much while on the V-diet, though some light complexes might be a nice metabolic boost. Just take care of that back!