Heat or Cold Compress on a pulled muscle?

  1. Heat or Cold Compress on a pulled muscle?


    So I got cocky and attempted way too much weight doing barbell row this morning. My lower back buckled a little and was instantly tight, and the pain just keeps radiating worse and worse as the day goes on. Does anyone recommend hot over cold? Or a combo of both? Help me, I hurt lol.


  2. Quote Originally Posted by JamieRK1216 View Post
    So I got cocky and attempted way too much weight doing barbell row this morning. My lower back buckled a little and was instantly tight, and the pain just keeps radiating worse and worse as the day goes on. Does anyone recommend hot over cold? Or a combo of both? Help me, I hurt lol.
    Both 15 and 15.
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  3. Cold at first certainly. If there is inflammation then you don't want hot, it increases it.

  4. Quote Originally Posted by JamieRK1216 View Post
    So I got cocky and attempted way too much weight doing barbell row this morning. My lower back buckled a little and was instantly tight, and the pain just keeps radiating worse and worse as the day goes on. Does anyone recommend hot over cold? Or a combo of both? Help me, I hurt lol.
    Use ice for the first few days. Do not heat it as that's just causes more blood flow to the area which isn't what you need right now.
    Current Log: http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/291581-officially-chasing-abs.html#post5714196

  5. Thanks y'all!
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