Final MRI result...

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  1. 2000GT

    2000GT Active Member

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    I dont think too many people really give a shit, but this is what I recieved from my doc after my recent MRI. This is caused by compression of my discs:

    " At the l5/l1 level, there has been some signal loss within the disc compatible with degeneration. In addition, there is a moderate size focal central annular tear and disc protrusion. This is causing indentation upon the thecal sac. "

    My doc tells me I have to really lay off things as it could get worse with heavy vertical load. My Sports med guy tells me its common for athletes to have tears, but I should treat it seriously and change my program.

    Arg... it never ends. Anyone have similair issues? What did you do?
     
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    Ummmm What did you do????
     
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    yes, very similar

    I do a ton of reverse hypers and ghr's
    I only squat heavy once a month
    I use a lot of single leg squats with db's
    I don't do any sldl anymore
    I do alot of snatch grip dl's and I also do the power versions of the oly lifts
    I only do full rom arched back gm's and I stop at 315 and just do reps (my pr is 645)
    I do tractioning when I feel stiff and sore (helps ALOT)

    so far I have been able to maintain limit strength and increase power working this way, and my back feels like it is steadily recovering

    oh and when I do squat for speed/dynamic work I don't do it pl style anymore, I do it very narrow and deep with a high bar position, oly style.
     
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    Initially hurt it olympic lifting... over the years of numerous hard on the body sports and too much power/olympic lifting. Over time the pain has increased to the point where I cant walk after a workout or even walk after sleeping at night.

    New matress time.
     
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    ~stangzorized~ New Member

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    Do you do chain suspended Gm's?
     
  6. SteveO

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    hgh investment too
     
  7. 2000GT

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    that would be nice... I dun' think my doc will be jumping on that anytime soon :(
     
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    Hood Moses I part the Black Seas...

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    Shit it crazy expensive.

    2000GT, hope everything works out for you.
     
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    Ive got a hook up in western canada thats reliable and quite cost effective from the forced-rep days.
     
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    Thanks Bro... me too!
     
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    hehe.. nah, thanks for the offer, but I am gonna attempt to relax my training and work a little more beach style ;)
    I think for the first time ever I will add some sort of direct bi and tri work to my routine.
    Bye bye squat rack, hello leg extensions :(
     
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