Powerlifting training w/ herniated disk?

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  1. PaddoK

    PaddoK Some dolphins get massacred, some dolphins get blo

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    So I herniated a disk in my back about two weeks ago putting a barbell with 225 back on the power rack after a warmup set of deads. Forgot my form and BAM. It's pretty mild though according to the doctor. I apparently still have a good amount of mobility.

    Anyways, so I've been reading and everything on bb.com says keep off the back. No squats and no deadlifts. I've been on a modified version the 5x5 billstar with some Westside BB ideas thrown in for the last few months.

    So I'm looking and it looks like all that is recommended is body building type stuff. Lots arms and lotsa chest back. :hsugh:

    Is there anything I can do on the powerlifting side to avoid having to do all this body building stuff? Or at least to keep my dead and squat up?
    Pretty much any type of squat / dead / good morning gives me pain atm.
    It just has been killing me to be one of those guys in the gym without like an 80% upper body routine.


    Or should I just say screw it and start my cut early and go with the BB crap.
     
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    Reverse Hypers and TONS of abs!!!
     
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