lower back problems

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  1. big tony

    big tony New Member

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    have any of you guys had lower back problems. i need it to heal quickly but im not trying to visit the doctor. any suggestions
     
  2. MaineSucks

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    reverse hypers
     
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    what are those
     
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    ice and ibuprofen helps in addition to reverse hypers
     
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    thats better
     
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    :rofl: I always stared at that machine in the gym and had no idea how to even approach it, I figured one day I'd just jump in and start moving stuff until I got yelled at for doing things the wrong way :rofl:
     
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    Cat/Camel Motion, Lateral Leg Lifts, Back Bridges, Birddogs

    Ceaze told me to do these for my heirneated disc and they helped IMMENSELY.
     
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    you are a lucky dude... most normal commercial gyms don't have a reverse hyper
     
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    What are birddogs?
     
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    yeah, the NYSC here got one in a few weeks ago and I've been staring at it everytime I walk by wondering just what the fuck someone's supposed to do - that's also because at my gym nobody would ever use something that isn't an ab roller, preacher curl machine, or a leg press :hsugh: i'll give a shot this week sometime, looks good
     
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    oh shit... your squat and dead will take off using a RH. its incredible

    edit: on second thought, not so much your squat - someone who uses a wide, hamstring based squat will see results. but your pull will grow and your posterior chain will get a good working
     
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    sounds like a party
     
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    chicks love a big ole booty
     
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    RH example images changed for obvious reasons


    and a bit about the RH:

    This exercises is regarded by many strength coaches as being the best lower back, hamstring, and glute exercise. This is because it allows you to train all these muscles in unison. This is important because these muscles of the posterior chain are the same muscles responsible for running and jumping.

    This is performed on a special bench invented by Louie Simmons of Westside Barbell Club. This exercise is also being use for rehabilitation purposes for those with back problems or herniated disks. This is because the bench decompresses the disks when the weights are in the midpoint position. To perform this exercise, there is a strap the wraps around your ankles. You jump on the bench with your face down. your entire torso is supported by the bench. This allows for your legs to hang down at a 90-degree angle. You perform the movement by contracting your glutes and raise you legs up to a horizontal position.

    At this point you try to contract your glutes and lower back as tight as possible. Then you lower the weight past the 90-degree starting point to a position where you ankles are in alignment with your head. This is the point where the disks are stretched apart to allow fluid to enter the joints.
     
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    wouldn't that RH machine be pretty much the same motions as doing a straight-leg deadlift?
     
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    nope, doesn't have near the effect the lower back
     
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    no
     
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    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    hey maine and gt, when you do reverse hypers you extend your legs so that your legs are flat and locked in line with your upper body and when you bring them forward you almost try to kick yourself in the head, right?

    doing GHRs and reverse hypers has helped raise my deadlift 65 pounds in 1 month. i didn't pull between january and mid june or so due to a lower back injury. first time deadlifting heavy again i pulled a 30 pound pr from 335 to 365 and i pulled 375 and 400 on saturday. those things work ridiculously well.
     
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    no, the machine should be forcing your feet infront of you, but you should be keeping thension on it. I cant keep my knees locked when i do them, but i keep my legs pretty straight.
     
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    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    the weight forces my legs forward due to the swinging motion, but i slow it down and reverse it at the top of the movement. is that what you're talking about? i've seen people extend their legs out and then bring them down 90 degrees and that was it. seemed like it didn't allow for the spine to decompress and allow fluid in.
     
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    pretty much, if you can keep you knees locked ( I think, Maine correct if I'm wrong)
     
  23. MaineSucks

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    yeah, if you can keep em locked - do it. if not keep them as straight as possible - the ability to keep them locked will come eventually
     
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    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    i keep them locked when my entire body is in line, but i'm still wondering about when my legs swing forward underneath the machine itself
     
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    This makes me want to try using a RH immediately.
     
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