- Do whatever rehab is necessary for my back
- Skate four times a week
It turned out that the rehab necessary for my back involves NOT skating, so that was the end of that goal. However, I do believe I've made some progress toward figuring out what to do for my back, and I have my PT marching orders. Also, now that the pain has calmed down and I can at least do cardio, I was able to close out the month strong. This week I did all my PT plus two spin classes and one High Intensity Interval Training workout on the treadmill.
In other fitness news, my gym has opened a branch within walking distance of my apartment. This is exciting news because even though the other location has the best powerlifting equipment and setup, it will be easier for me to get to classes (like spin) at the Capitol Hill location after work and on the weekends. I upgraded my membership so I can work out at both.
Also this month, I learned about Foundation Training. My physical therapist has me doing this short but challenging lower back workout three times a week in addition to my other daily PT exercises. I think this is going to help me with my deadlifting in addition to just strengthening my back overall.
Here are my goals for February:
- Daily PT Exercises
- Foundation Training three times a week
- Cardio three times a week
- Off skates training (boot camp type fitness stuff) with the travel team once a week
I feel good about this. I think this is a good plan. Although the doctor also said I couldn't do any hitting until I've had six weeks of PT, I'm hoping I can get back on skates non-contact sooner rather than later. We'll see how the PT goes.