Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by Dr. Zoidberg, Feb 28, 2006.
I'm 22 years old and have never had a major back injury.
the doc says he wants to get me back to 100% but i don't know what is involved in that
i don't think i'll be doing those for.. probably ever again
i'd shoot you if i had my gun
i hope your tiny penis falls off
he didn't say i had to stop working out, but he doesn't want me putting any really heavy loads on it, especially the type of loads it'd see from deadlifts so no heavy squats either that's the part that really sucks
he did give me some "exercises" to strengthen my lower back muscles all body weight stuff.. i'll try a few of them, but probably end up doing light good mornings and extensions or something
nah, if that were the cure, i'd be 200% healthy
best info in the world. Lets just do what he does!
No I'm sure it's just because he drinks a lot of milk.
my form is usually good.. i usually don't set the bar down in between reps, but someone told me i should, so i tried it that day.. so i apparently messed something up by changing things
doc says that was just a strained muscle though, that probably wouldn't have caused anything like this..
you really have to fuck your shit up to mess up a disc, this is prob a problem you were born wiht that you bothered by lifting
Crunge has a sick back and doesnt do deadlifts.
Could his back be even thicker if he did? Probably. But everyone is different. Some people won't grow doing just hypers, some will.
He might also be blessed with genetically sick erectors.
then you're gonna have to come see it yourself
like i said, i'm positive my normal form is good..just because you think i'm incompetent doesn't mean i am
that's what the doc said.. it's not a question of slightly bad form.
so what were the symptoms that made you get it checked out?
i think it pinched a nerve or something, i get pain in the back of my right hip
it's been gradually going away since the doctor put me on some sort of pills a few weeks ago
you should have put a t there. Dont they teach how to spell in canadia?
me to.. l5s1.. no squats.. if you learn to lift around it.. no reason not to get bigger and stronger.. i am now the biggest and strongest i have ever been.. 7 years after injuring it. LMK if your injury is in a similar place, i will let you know what movements i do to build size and strength but work around the unjury.
Lemme tell ya, it sucks to have a degenerated disc, in fact it really sucks. But the best thing for you to do is take time off any compression excersizes, get a little ART done (chiropractor can do) and relax.
I have torn 2 discs and slipped another and much much more... I will admit it comes from bad form which I turn to when I am tired and try to push myself too hard. I spent time not being able to walk properly, took a year of deadlifting and over 6 months of squatting. I didnt do any compression excersizes for several months too. Anyway, currently I am deadlifting over 500 for reps and plan on hitting 600 in the next few months.
The key is to be patient and let things heal. Go see a sports med doc who deals with athletes, thats numero uno. Most GP's will give you conservative advice to stop doing the excersize and change your routine. If you hit up a real sport med guy, they can give you a realistic time frame and help you with your form via physio as well.
Lastly, a major cause of injury, as I have noticed, is a weak core. The muscles that give you strength in the mid section. Your core muscles will allow your body to stay strong through out the lift, if its deads, or squats - a weak core is prone to twisting and torquing the weight, which leads to injury.
like above, sports medicine specialist ftw. gp's or orthos dont have enough knowledge of these things to do a good job fixing it.
one you strengthen your back, it shouldnt be a huge problem; if you did an mri of everyone in this forum, probably 50% of them have disk abnormalities that are asymptomatic.