So, chiropractor basically said that I have soft tissue damage and thoracic (sp?). Injury. I will be fine BY my competition…. Lol silly doc. Tricks are for kids! I am quite honestly leaner and in better shape (minus injury) than before showdown last year. I have never worked so hard ever and I really really feeling like I had this! I “could” win! And then whammy! Hurt. It was probably not the weight or my form but because the holders on the squat rack were just a tiny bit too high and I was being cocky and I twisted to set the weight down (D’Oh!)
So now… The decision…
A). Give up “this time” let myself heal and pick another comp in the fall
B). Keep going with the diet, add in my dreaded steady rate cardio that I hate and have avoided till I got hurt (which is ok and doesn’t hurt at all). And compete while doing doc approved “if it doesn’t hurt keep doing it exercised”?
I am completely torn
It’s been a very long prep, I want to dice head first into a bucket of sweet dark chocolate and red wine. But I also know I do NOT want to give up!
Did some reading and it seems I stand little to no risk of major muscle mass loss I. Just 2.5 weeks, and the doc swears I’ll be strutting by June 21. Problem: prep diet no fun when I don’t get to lift. And… I hate cardio. And… Grumpy hurt chic
Honest opinions please, what would you do?!?