… but fortunately it feels better.
After the initial shock of having my neck almost snapped, I realized this is mostly a sprain or some shit like that. The muscles on the left side of my neck (the splenius and sternocleidomastoid to be precise) are swollen, and my neck tilted a bit to the right. So I treated the same way I would treat any other sprained ligament. I icy-hot the shit out of the area and wrapped the neck with an ACE wrap.
I felt like a moron with the wrap around my neck, but I was putting icy-hot and wrapping it around the clock. By this morning, I can almost move my neck as usual, but it still hurts during sharp movements (or when doing push ups.)
Yeah, I’m out of training for this week. Crap.
On another note, as I expected, my weight has dropped and flatlined to 152lbs from 160lbs. This is my natural weight I’m afraid. Well, to be honest, I did some changes in my diet – I cut daily my meat/poultry intake in half and added an extra 50g of protein via a shake.
Actually, to be more accurate, I ditched Myoplex in favor of ABB Extreme Body RTD 50 . Myoplex is great, but it had perhaps too much fat whereas ABB Extreme gives me more protein with less fat. Also, it’s almost $2 cheaper, so I can take two a day – 100g of protein a day baby, not counting what I get from food alone.
I find this change to be better for my stomach… so far.