Literally every day since I’ve been diagnosed with Rhabdomyolysis I’ve had exercise on the brain. Especially since I’ve been cleared to workout again. I actually took an additional week off from when my doctor gave me the OK.
I’ve changed my diet so I’m trying to eat 1350 calories a day. Hopefully I can lose around 1lb. a week so I can get to 145-150lbs by Summer.
Yesterday I got a really good workout in at a new gym that is only a mile from my house! #score I will probably get a membership there and cancel 24 Hour Fitness. 24 = Too many cardio machines & too many guys hogging the weights. I’m over it.
I was told to take it slow, so that’s what I did. I didn’t max or go to failure on anything. When I felt physically or mentally uncomfortable with any lifts, I stopped.
I did a little bit of HIIT on the treadmill (3 sets of 30 sec. sprints and lots of walking). I felt good! My breathing was tough, but otherwise fine.
I did some barbell curls with a 20lb. bar. Mentally I’m thinking “These are baby weights!!!” But I can’t rush it and I have to start somewhere. I stopped when I felt even the slightest bit of pain.
The rest of the workout dealt a lot with squats. I noticed that my strength has gotten weaker and I’m not sure if I can attribute that to taking a month off or Rhabdo. Maybe it’s a combination of both. There isn’t a lot of documentation on Rhabdo out there, so I just have to record how I feel as I go.
My goal is to 5 rep Bench Press 135lbs., 3 rep back squat 200lbs. and Dead Lift 300lbs. My previous maxes were 115×1 BP, 175×1 BS and 245×3 DL. I don’t have a deadline for this, but I WILL get there eventually!