The moral of this story is, you must listen to your body and avoid over doing it. I realized that I was tired from the start and probably shouldn't have trained that day. My back was already stiff from poor sleep. Once my back buckled I knew I had over done it. But rather than pressing on I stopped. Sometimes folks will try to push on working through the pain. This is not always the best choice. If I continued to do another set of front squats, I probably would have broken my back. Injuries can happen to anyone at anytime, it doesn't necessarily matter if the person is incredibly fit or sedentary. It is knowing what to do once the injury occurs. You must listen to your body and be aware of the symptoms. Next time I am that tired and get ready to train, I will choose an exercise that is not so demanding on the central nervous system. Even after all these years of training I am still learning.
tags: daryl conant, vince gironda, ron kosloff, phil mickelson, scott stallings,