I was wondering if I could get some suggestions on the best way to work around an injury.
It started out as some very slight pain in my sacroiliac after front squats on the second week, and again on that weeks vburn during squat thrusts. Then, at the end of my fourth set of deadlifts yesterday, there was a twinge followed by intense pain on the left side of my sacroiliac whenever certain movements were performed. I was unable to complete deadlifts, and I had to keep my back against a wall to do barbell curls. I also could not do my hanging leg raises. I did knee raises instead, but it was too easy to consider exercise.
I iced it for a couple of hours, and took a couple of anti inflammatories, and there is a slight amount of improvement. I am not confident that I will be able to handle front squats or push presses on tomorrows workout. The pain seems worst going from standing straight to bending forward 1/3 of the way, but I can’t really nail it down any more than that. If I do it very slowly and focus on keeping my abs really tight, it doesn’t hurt badly, but that is without resistance. Morning NEPA was cut short, as any time my dog or I pulled on the leash I would get a good jolt.
Would it be best to just try lighter weight for the same exercises with shorter rest periods, or look to substitute different exercises until it heals? From what I can tell right now, I will have to cut the weight in half at least.