Rocsteady wrote:Gyms have been closed for a while but haven't even been doing home workouts. Focussed purely on planking like a maniac every day. Finally starting to improve my back a little. Hoping to start training again from January - this is the longest I've had off in over a decade.
Given the state of your spine, mandatory gym closure or not, you need the time off to let yourself heal.
My spine is feeling 100% back to normal now, but after tweaking it at the end of August, I was feeling discomfort just doing light deadlifts.
With your injury severity I'd doubt even returning in January makes sense.
I've been keeping myself busy with lower weight/higher rep lifting with my home equipment and outdoor running. Feeling fairly good about it for the time being but definitely hoping the gyms reopen in a couple of weeks!