Search found 8 matches

by mrbigmuscles
Sun May 27, 2012 7:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Back imbalance
Replies: 6
Views: 3220

Re: Back imbalance

awesome. today I did the palloff press, extra shrugs for the non-dominant side, and some one arm deads at the end of my work out. And JJ, in answer to your original question: I'd be lying if aesthetics didn't enter into it, but I'm mainly concerned about injury prevention. Plus, I figure if I get my...
by mrbigmuscles
Sun May 27, 2012 8:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Back imbalance
Replies: 6
Views: 3220

Re: Back imbalance

Thanks everybody. JJ, what is a "high to low chop"?
by mrbigmuscles
Sat May 26, 2012 11:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: Back imbalance
Replies: 6
Views: 3220

Back imbalance

So I have been picking things up and putting them down again for about two months. I've noticed a pretty severe imbalance between my dominant and nondominant side. Almost all my lifts are barbell, so I guess the dominant side is just doing more of the work. Specifically, my traps and erector spinae ...
by mrbigmuscles
Thu May 24, 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: overtrained or being a pussy?
Replies: 12
Views: 4405

Re: overtrained or being a pussy?

Eat more, sleep more, don't eat garbage. Also, take fish oil - might be psychosomatic but I swear I get about 90% less DOMS now and I take about 2000mg/day. The way I lift, each day I work my way up to a set of three heavy singles on one of the "big three" and do some accessory work - and I never re...
by mrbigmuscles
Wed May 23, 2012 8:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Personal Best Log
Replies: 1143
Views: 486630

Re: Personal Best Log

215 x 1 back squat
225 x 1 deadlift

I've been lifting for about 6 weeks. 5'9" 150lbs. When I started 135lbs on the DL was heavy. I know they are sissy numbers and I'm in the 'noobgains' phase but I've never lifted anything that heavy in my life (28yrs)
by mrbigmuscles
Thu May 17, 2012 6:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: back pain with heavy squats
Replies: 38
Views: 13751

Re: back pain with heavy squats

Oh, right. L5-S1 I think, radiating to the left occasionally.
by mrbigmuscles
Tue May 15, 2012 10:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: back pain with heavy squats
Replies: 38
Views: 13751

Re: back pain with heavy squats

It's a kind of sharp pain that I associate with disc problems (I recently had some upper back disc issues also). It gets worse as I get out of shape and flabby, and better as I get stronger. I actually have some rightward curvature (like this: )) in the lumbar spine that a PT told me was due to left...
by mrbigmuscles
Fri May 11, 2012 10:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: back pain with heavy squats
Replies: 38
Views: 13751

Re: back pain with heavy squats

I had this same problem first time I squatted heavy, and like you I've had intermittent low back problems over the years (I'm not yet 30). I narrowed it down to 2 issues: tight piriformis (especially left side); and tight hamstrings. What I've done to solve it: 1. stretch piriformis and hamstrings a...