Waves of post-covid body/joint/muscle pain

I don’t intend the title to be that dramatic; by pain I mean “old injuries start to ache again” and by “body pain” I mean a moderate dull whole body arthritis style ache.

I had such a wave yesterday upon waking up. It got slightly better after moderate exercise but, I finally gave in an took a single Narproxen (had stopped this in November 2022). Took one in the evening and this morning.

Prognosis: much better today, though I felt the left glute/hip at 2 miles into my walk this morning (much better pace)

Before the walk:

PT mixed with pull ups: enough reps (10 singles of crunch pull ups, 10 singles of regular pull ups, sets of 5 singles and 5 total) to get to 50 reps total.

Bench: 5 x 134, 3 sets of 6 x 155 (better)

low handle deadlift (form check) 10 x 134, 10 x 185 much improved body position.

3 sets of 10 x 94 high incline

push ups/stretch: 3 sets of 20, 2 sets of 10 chest tap pushups

Then the walk.

Contrast the above to the last time I tried 184.

The second: back is almost parallel to the ground (“stripper squat” position). The top: much better positioning, though on rep 1 there was a bit of hips rising too fast.

The difference: position of the feet. In the first, the hands were closer to my side rather than in front of me; I felt a bit squished at the start.