A general catchall for any smattering of workout activities: going to the gym, doing weights, slogging through a machine routine, whatever makes a sweat.

Core Beginner 20

I don’t talk about it as much as it’s a thing — which given that I do talk about it at all should tell you that it’s an actual thing — but the thing is that I have a bit of a back injury thing. At some point in the last 5 or 6 years I did something, pulled something, weakened something and my back always just has this achy, deep tissue, sciatic-tingly pain. Sometimes it’s bad, and I can’t stand up. Sometimes I barely notice it. But it’s always just there.