Scoliosis and freeweights?

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  1. LancerV

    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Anyone else here have Scoliosis? I have trouble with free weights, my balance keeps getting off, esspically on like squats and deadlifts. So right now I just have to stick to machine weights which are meh :wtc:
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    I take it not to many people that lift have scoliosis?
     
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    Katarn2086 I know exactly where we're going....where the fuck

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    I have a slight curvature of the spine and when I do squats my friends always tell me that the bar dips a bit to the right side. Sure enough, my left shoulder/trap region is larger than my right naturally.

    How bad of a curve do you have? any surgery?

    by the way I've not had any surgeries for scoliosis - curvature is simply too slight
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Its only 3-4 degrees not enough for surgery, but enough to keep it unbalanced, I just find my self stuck because Im doing like 5x10 on all machines at max weights barley getting a burn
     
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    Pork Chop Sandwiches Extraordinary Member

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    I have something like an 8 degree curvature. I also have a compression fracture in my spine. Neither interferes with my lifting regimen.
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Pork Chop Sandwiches Extraordinary Member

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    8 degrees is apparently nothing. You can't even tell it's there without an actual scoliosis analysis. The compression fracture is a bitch if I fall off my lifting and let my back get weak. But it doesn't bother me now and hasn't for about a year. The scoliosis is probably a result of the fracture. I'm not sure when/where I got the compression fracture, since I had it for a couple years before it started bothering me. I'm guessing a car accident I was in 7.5 years ago.
     
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    Katarn2086 I know exactly where we're going....where the fuck

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    :dunno: I would say check your form. You've just gotta start light with the squats and make sure you can stay balanced with some weight on your back. Once you can do that, the poundage will increase :bigthumb:
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    I can leg press around 700lb at 3x5 today, so I dont have a clue what I can squat
     
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    lastlander It's ok, I'm a college graduate

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    im 6 degrees. never had any effect on my lifting
     
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