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Post by Jungledoc » Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:42 am

If you were squatting with a rounded lumbar spine, it could be the cause of a disc problem. You refer to a degenerative disc. Not a disc prolapse, right?


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Post by JoeB » Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:32 am

Yeah, it is a degenerative disc between L4 and L5

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Post by ApolytonGP » Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:52 am

Take care of your back, man. :thumbup:

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Post by JoeB » Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:30 pm

Thank you. I recently started doing dead lifts again and the pain returned. I was doing fine for a couple weeks using a sumo stance and I managed to get back up to 225lb. The pain came back and I could not do anything but lay on the bed for a week. Sharp pain in the lower back is not fun.

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Post by Jungledoc » Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:03 am

You notice that you're digging up really old threads, right? Many of the people who were posting then aren't even around anymore.


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Post by stuward » Thu Dec 23, 2010 8:42 am

At least he's bringing back his own threads. Welcome back Joe.

Joe, you may have to look at exercises that work the glutes and lower back in ways that don't agravate the l4-l5 region the way deadlifts do. Glute isolation exercises like bridges, single leg deadlifts, etc. Along with that, exercises that work you lower back statically. We have been talking a lot about anti-rotation and core stability exercises like planks recently. You will want to look at those. Also check out Kenny's no-deadlift deadlift program.

A physio therapist can help designing a program for you. They tend to only go to a point where you are no longer weak but not really strong, in which case you then need a trainer that can speak physio talk with your therapist.

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Post by JoeB » Sat Dec 25, 2010 11:13 pm

I have never heard of planks. I guess I will be back to doing step ups, lunges and leg presses. I really like doing dead lifts and squats but I like having a pain free back more.


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