I started working out again (P90X Lean) about 2 weeks ago and after the 3rd day my lower back was really sore. I figured it was just muscle soreness so I continued excercise the 4th day; which made if feel better that day but made it even more sore the next day.
Anyway, I've been taking it easy for about 10 days now. It is slowly getting better each day, but I am starting to get very sick of the pain. It hurts to bend over or sit straight up in a chair. I can walk just fine and am certain it is muscle related and not anything more serious.
Does anyone have any tips to speed up the healing so I can get working out again?
Should I do some back exercises, or lay off for now? Should I apply heat or cold?
Mostly I've been taking it easy and laying on the couch (sometimes with a heating pad) has seemed to be helping it.
I know it can take some time for back muscles to heal, but any tips would be greatly appreciated?