Random health and exercise thoughts - Page 2425
Saw a PT two weeks ago who thought it was an inflamed disc, maybe L5 or S1. Tried some of the stretches suggested, but no improvement. Reading around the internet, my symptoms don't sound like the way others with disc injuries describe theirs.
Any thoughts on what I could try? I've stopped lifting, as I have no idea how to treat this.
more details: after the initial injury, I tried my usual stretching, foam roller, 600mg of Advil 3x per day for 3 days.
PTs advice was focus on hamstring stretching, ice, stretching backwards from the waist, trying to remove any pressure on the spine/disc, avoid stretches that require bending the back/spine.
So, 3 weeks later, it's possible I haven't been consistent enough (assuming there's a stretch, therapy, etc that would deterministically fix this) or maybe I just haven't let my body heal.
Edited by msg - 11/8/13 at 8:00pm
My tris used to burn when doing them. Now its all good, I'm just trying to gradually elevate my knees as time goes on.
I hate ab work with a passion. The only way I'll do it is if I superset it in since if I just tack it on to the end of my session there's a 98% chance I will skip it.
http://www.ironaddicts.com/forums/showthread.php?p=539076 is my log for anyone who cares to follow along.
Wow, are they beautiful and they added a ton of stability to my squats. I really had no idea what I was missing. I might post a thread on these with detailed pics on the construction.
I met Coach Ivan Rojas, who is a super nice guy, extremely knowledgeable and just a humble dude. His gym is hosting the final qualifier for the American Open on Sunday and I've convinced my wife and son to go.
I'll start training with Ivan and hopefully my son will as well. Funny how quickly life turns, going from a fat Michelin Man to training with a coach sending up Olympic athletes.
Just found out about Mike Tuchscherers Reactive Training System. His protocols are a bit too advanced for me atm, but there's a ton of great information on his site:
Dude is part of Juggernaut and is freakishly strong too.
Here's one Deadlift tip that helped me a lot.
I like the idea of working with autoreglation and fatigue % to determine your workloads and how you should program to continue making progress, but as you say don't think I would be able to apply it correctly. I need more experience first.
I also find his view on overtraining and how strength is built very interesting. Goes against most of what I've read so far.