Today and yesterday I continued with my week-long rest from training. I have still been eating pretty clean and almost on schedule, every 3 hours or so. The soreness from almost my whole body is gone, but my lower back still hurts a bit especially when I sit too long with my whole back supported on cushions and then try to bend forward. I think on my last deadlift attempt (more than a week ago now!) I stressed my back too much as I forced myself to complete the last two reps on my set of five. I hope this paint clears up soon so that I can get back to training without any worries.
I’ve been using the extra time I have to catch up on things that I have been putting off (like going through the last few months worth of bank/card statements which piled up while I was away). Also, it’s good to be able stay up late to watch some TV with my family, and then wake up a bit late the next day, hehe.
Eat right, mind your recovery, and expect success!