Reply To: Custom 8 Week 2k Rowing Program (Sept 2018)


    4 Oct

    Rowing Machine – 2 x 10 mins (6 mins) DF 123, avg pace 2:10.2/500m

    My back was killing me yesterday, it got much worse as the day progressed. Rubbed Perskindol on my lower back before bed and slept with a pillow between my legs, then woke up with my entire back really stiff. Took a long hot bath this morning and did stretches on hamstrings, glutes etc. to reduce overall tension in the muscle. Perskindol again in the early afternoon and around 4pm I did this workout. It was meant to be 3 x 10 mins but I’m pushing my luck already and it’s possible the painkiller is masking me further damaging my back. Rowing was with a more rigid torso and I felt no discomfort at all, able to do the full warm up with no issues either. Confident about completing the rowing workouts and I’ll need to take it easy in the gym, possibly no more front squats for the rest of the month.