What does one do when they hurt their neck and back so bad that they can’t work out? Rest for 4 days and then ease back into things with low impact movements! Today I am partnering with my favorite high protein snack, Lorissa’s Kitchen, to share a workout that I’ve been incorporating into my fitness regime ever since I sprained my neck last week.
If this is the first you’re hearing of this neck injury, I sprained my neck muscle two weeks ago when I was cracking my neck and back like I usually do. Basically I overextended my neck, which pulled the muscle and misplaced 2 vertebrae getting everything out of wack. Not fun. Every single muscle in my neck, shoulders, and upper back pretty much seized up and I could barely hold my head up without being in a lot of pain. After many trips to the chiropractor and acupuncturist and lost of rest, I am on my way back to healthy finally able to workout again!
You guys know that I am a total strength junkie. I much prefer it to cardio even if that means no weights included! When I was injured, I had to make sure I took things slow so that I could keep my neck in good posture and not rush back into hard core workouts right away. Today’s workout is very barre inspired and left my lower body aching for 2 days after! Sometimes when you take things slow and controlled, you get an even better workout than explosive and fast!
Low Impact Strength Workout
Looking for a low-impact workout? Try this 32-minute low impact strength workout that will fatigue your muscles and leave you shakey! These exercises are great for pregnant mamas, injury recovery, and anyone who wants a good burn.
Description: Do each move for 50 seconds followed by a 10 second rest. Repeat the entire circuit 4 times through.
- Right Lunge Pulses
- Wall Sit
- Left Lunge Pulses
- 3-2-1 Squats
- Right Leg Lift Pulses
- Plie Squats
- Left Leg Lift Pulses
Post workout I recovered with lots of water and Lorissa’s Kitchen! Gotta get that extra protein so my muscles can repair faster after a workout like this. My favorite flavors are the 2 beef variations — Korean BBQ and Szechuan Peppercorn. So. Much. Flavor. I am all for that sweet and savory combo and these two for sure hit the spot. I’ve actually been taking LK with me everywhere. It was one of our main snacks when we were hiking in Moab AND I pretty much always have a bag in my laptop tote because it’s inevitable that I’m going to get hangry. Here’s just a few reasons why I choose LK over other jerkies —
- MN-based — you guys know that I support local whenever I can and Lorissa’s Kitchen is Minnesota-based!
- No Preservatives
- No Nitrates
- No Growth Hormones
- No MSG
- SO MUCH PROTEIN — up to 11g/serving
What our food is made of is SO IMPORTANT. Clean labels = happy Lee :D If you’re wondering where you can get yourself some Lorissa’s Kitchen, I get mine from Target and Lunds and Byerlys, but they also sell on Amazon and Walgreens! You might want to get more than one bag so you can have one for yourself and share another with a friend ;)
This post is sponsored by Lorissa’s Kitchen. I was compensated and all opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting Fit Foodie Finds and my love for high protein snacks :D