Im such a Pain the Butt!

I am such a Pain in the butt! & I mean this literally!
Seriously!
As each week & each month go by on my Powerlifting journey, my 38 year old body is definitely feeling the toll of all this heavy lifting.
For a couple of days now I have woken up feeling like I’ve been pummeled by the Incredible Hulk. Sometimes the aches & pains can feel very unsettling. Simple daily tasks like changing clothes, tying my shoelaces, even sitting down on the toilet have me bursting out in a yelp of unease!

So why are you putting yourself through this?

Errr… Do you hear me complaining?
I was just saying!

I LOVE POWERLIFTING & I’M WILLING TO PUT MY OLDMAN BODY THROUGH THIS JUST TO EXPERIENCE MY FIRST POWERLIFTING MEET!
BUT THERE IS A WAY TO HELP & ASSIST ME TO GET THROUGH THIS…

One word springs into mind.

“RECOVERY”

When it comes to recovery work after my lifting escapades I am definitely Number 1 Guilty of not abiding to looking after myself.

SLEEP
(Probably the most important factor in recovery).
I probably get an average about 5-6 hours of sleep each night. Reason being that because I train in the evening, I get home late then I prepare my dinner, wash the dishes, & by the time I’m ready to relax it’s already midnight. And I just love to unwind before I get into bed by watching a movie or episodes from my many favourite TV shows. Then wham bam, what’dya’know, it’s already 1 am 2 am, I need to go to sleep as I have to wake up early for work in the morning.

FOOD 
At the moment I have not been consistent in my daily caloric needs.
Bulking is not as easy nor cheap then you may think.  There are days when I’m finding it difficult to achieve my 3000+ daily calorie needs. Somedays I just get fed up of eating & it doesn’t help that I choose to stop taking that extra bit of help from taking protein & bulking supplements. (Actually, since writing up this blog I’ve gone back on the protein powders!).
So basically I feel like I am not giving back or rewarding my body after it has kindly given me everything in the gym each training session that I go through.
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Deload.
Ever since I started my Powerlifting Journey proper at British Barbell which has been about 2 month’s now, I have not taken it easy & done a deload, (Giving my body at least a week’s active light training sessions). like I always used to do every 4th week of my program.
Everytime I tell myself I will do a deload session my ego gets in the way and I end up hitting heavy sets placing my body to more stress without recovery!

MOBILITY WORK
I may always do mobility work before a session and sometimes after a session but with the way I am feeling nowadays that is clearly not enough!

If I don’t want to fall apart anytime soon, what do you think I should do?…
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