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Well, another week has blown by where I've had no time for exercise. My lower back has been really tightening up due to my sitting in my office, or sitting at home. Yesterday I got up, fed the animals and headed for the gym. I sort of lie to myself. I say, well, I'll just do the elliptical for 25 minutes and then we'll call it a day. I know, typically, after 25 minutes of moving I feel better. So I jumped back into my routine. Shoulders and traps were on the the schedule so I picked up where I left off. Now I will say I do have an injury that i need to baby a bit, but my back isn't it. I did a few sets of overhead presses on the smith machine, followed by overhead presses with dumbbells. That's when I felt it. I had injured my wrist last weekend while moving a loaded bar from a lower position to a higher position on the smith machine. While I was pulling up with my right wrist and pushing up with my left, something popped on the pinkie side of my right wrist. What ever connects the base of the hand to the bone on my wrist popped and started to swell. So, I went easy on it the rest of last weekend and it's fell pretty good. Well yesterday, while not too bad, I felt it again. It hurts any time I need to pivot a weight on that wrist. So for straight bar pushing it's fine, but for dumbbells it's not so good. So, I went light but worked the reps. I definitely feel the burn in my shoulders this morning so I feel good about that and my wrist isn't bothering me so I don't think I set the healing process back too far on that end.
Today will be Back, Lower Back, Hamstrings and then Biceps. I will see how the wrist does on the pulling motion. If I can keep the hand position right I think I'll be ok. Well, the animals are fed and back inside now. I guess it's time to get my ass to the gym. Wish me luck.

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