A quick follow up from last weeks lifting post.
Last night was the night to start adding weight back into my lifting program. I decided to stick to the 5x5 program of adding 5lbs (2.5lbs to each side) each time I lift and to only lift every other day. I figured that doing this would be a little slower than restarting at the higher weights that I had been lifting. My thought process was that by starting low and going slow that I wouldn't re-hurt myself and that by 12 weeks i.e. summer time, I'd be back to what I had been doing last summer. From there I figured I could work on improving things without injury.
I added 5 lbs to my squats, no problem. Five more pounds on the bench, again no problem. What to do about the rows? Better start off reasonable but on the low side. I put a 10lb weight on each side. Total weight bar+weights=65lbs. That's about half of the weight I injured myself at.
I couldn't do it. Oh I managed to get one set of 5 reps in. It hurt. I stopped. This morning I'm sore and not in a good way. I may have to break down and go back to the MD.