February 24, 2012 5:19 AM Subscribe
Do I need a a doctor, chiropractor, or morphine dealer?
posted by Buffaload to health & fitness (20 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I went from being moderately in shape and 10 pounds overweight to extremely out of shape and 20 pounds overweight. It happened fast. For the last two weeks I've modified my diet and managed to lose a few pounds, so I'm on my way back. The problem is when I try to start any exercise. 30 minutes on the treadmill, 3-4 miles per hour, no incline? Tremendous lower back pain for several days. 15 push ups, 50 ab crunches, 10 squats? I'm in agony. Not the kind of "oh it burns" pain that you associate with a good workout -- but dull, intense pain spread across the small of my back that makes me want to cry.
My first theory is that this exercise I'm doing is way way too much for starters, even though in the past what i've described has always been fine as a "Day 1" kind of routine.
I guess I want to hear anyone's thoughts on this, helpful anecdotes, or suggestions. Am I simply overdoing it? Do I need to tell my doc about this? Do I need a chiropractor?