Deadlift Disaster


I limped home and then immediately took a hot epsom salts bath and waited to see what would happen.  There wasn’t much pain that evening.  However the following morning – OMG! It was blinding pain! I couldn’t get out of bed.  I had to roll onto my side and kick my legs off the end of the bed and then use the side table as a crutch to get up.

What I soon discovered was that I had strained my psoas and part of my hamstrings.  What the hell is a psoas you ask?  It’s one of the most important muscles in your pelvis – it’s what helps you stay upright.


I put my 2 yoga teacher training certifications to work and started doing yoga that would help correct the strain! That’s right – I’m a yoga teacher, so Namaste!  However, what’s totally messed up is I only do yoga when I’m injured. Please don’t judge me.

It took 6 weeks of intense yoga, foam rolling on a daily basis, lots of hot epsom salt baths, acupuncture and several messages to get me back to normal.

In order to manage the pain of the rehab, I would take hot epsom salt baths and use a CBD cream to help me manage the pain.  Believe me when I tell you that CBD is the only thing that helped manage the pain.  I tried other topicals without CBD and they didn’t provide the relief that I felt from the CBD infused cream.



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 My amazing friend, Nikki Well, it was Romanian Deadlifts to be precise.  It was a particularly energetic day and I was feelin’ good and kind of aggressive! It was squat day and I love to squat!  Mostly because I’m trying to get a JLO butt!

I did my squats and the next lift I had to do was Romanian Deadlifts – which are also an amazing lift to help give your booty some bounce!  I was doing my warm up sets and it was feelin’ good…so I pondered how far to take it.  I looked at my notes from the previous week and saw that I hit 265 on the lift the week before.

So I pondered…..

Do I add 10 and go for a new PR (personal record)?


I decided to go for it – 275 here we come!

First set was good.  Second set was tough.  Then it happened.

During the 3rd set, I felt it.  I didn’t know what it was, but it wasn’t good.

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