My number one rule for training is no injuries. They’re a giant waste of time. Well, I went and pulled my left quad, the front-right one on my left leg. I don’t think it’s bad, but I’ll know for sure in the morning.
After-action report: It was stupid, as these things usually are.
For starters, if you have to do a cardio workout and a lifting workout one right after the other, then you’re supposed to lift first. This prevents form issues from muscle fatigue. It was also a sprint running workout, so fairly intense. I’m also a bit generally tired from the volume lately (although not overmuch, it’s been just about right for overload). Anyway, I just added dumbbell lunges to my back and tricep day. Great exercise for triathletes, and a decent replacement for (and break from) squats every now and then. So it was also an exercise where my muscles aren’t developed yet.
On top of that, I went ten pounds heavier than I was planning because I just didn’t feel like loading and unloading the 2.5s back and forth between that exercise and weighted pullups. Like I said, stupid.
So you put all those together, and I pulled it on the second rep.
The moral of this story, as always, is to do the right thing in the right way. For every activity there’s a set of best practices. You can get away with a couple of things every now and then, but you can’t get away with a lot, and frankly there’s no reason to waste effort, grow slower, and generally suffer in life just to prove that you’re special. Because you’re not. Even if you have better genetics you may as well do things the right way and get better gains for all the work you’re putting in.