CrossFit Discussion Board

CrossFit Discussion Board (http://board.crossfit.com/index.php)
-   Exercises (http://board.crossfit.com/forumdisplay.php?f=5)
-   -   Should I do pull-ups with strained back muscles? (http://board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=34178)

Ilya Gurman 07-09-2008 04:48 PM

Should I do pull-ups with strained back muscles?
 
My upper back muscles are strained, and doing pull ups feels extremely uncomfortable, but I can handle it.

The question is, should I ignore the discomfort and just do the pull ups regardless of the strained muscles, or should I wait a day or two so the muscles will heal?

Is the fact that a muscle is strained, affect it's ability at the moment or it's ability to develop?

Wes Palmer 07-09-2008 04:51 PM

Re: Should I do pull-ups with strained back muscles?
 
I would think rest is the best option here, how did you strain them?

Ilya Gurman 07-10-2008 02:55 AM

Re: Should I do pull-ups with strained back muscles?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Wes Palmer (Post 346695)
I would think rest is the best option here, how did you strain them?

my first serious pull ups workout.. 2 days ago

Julie Temlak 07-10-2008 10:39 AM

Re: Should I do pull-ups with strained back muscles?
 
I did the same thing a couple of weeks ago during a pull-up workout. Couldn't move my neck for two days. In my opinion, you would serve yourself best by icing for the first 48, and giving it a week to heal before you do any serious exercise that involves the back and shoulder muscles.

I spent the next week concentrating on running and legs.

Just my .02.


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:41 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit Inc.