First a little update on my back issues. I now know that it is what I originally thought … SI Joint! After seeing a specialist in London last week, he was able to scan me and see that I have bilateral Sacro-ilitis. The good news is that I AM allowed, and SHOULD, continue to strength train “within reason”. This means work on movements I know don’t bother the joint too much and focus on mobility and being sensible with the weight. The hardest task for me right now is walking! I have been back in the gym squatting, deadlifting, hip thrusting, doing pull ups etc this week (with lighter loads), and I even managed some KB Swings with a lighter KB 😀 However, the major difficulty remains when I do any unilateral stuff (hence the issues walking). So swimming, stairmaster and cycling are all out for the time-being. But I don’t care about those options, because I can still lift. When I lift, it feels better and better, so I know it will only be a matter of time before I am walking pain-free!
So I am very happy as things are improving. And I am making it my mission to be 100% healthy!
I hope to be back on the workout “saddle” very soon 😀
That’s my little update out of the way, now let’s see what’s in store for you from this week’s guest Trainer.
This is a short and sweet workout with minimal equipment (1 Kettlebell and your Gymboss Interval Timer on Stopwatch mode) … and you will need a bit of space.
The video says it all, but for those who like to print my workouts, here’s the written breakdown:
Complete 3 rounds of the following 5 exercises:
- KB Snatch Lunge (right) x 10 reps
- KB Snatch Lunge (left) x 10 reps
- KB/DB Bent Over Row (right) x 10 reps
- KB/DB Bent Over Row (left) x 10 reps
- Monkey Shuffle x 10 Metres (you could do 5m each way if you have less space)
Hope you all like this one … I personally can’t wait to try the Snatch Lunge and Monkey Shuffle!
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