Random health and exercise thoughts - Page 2787
Haha, i'm down if I can find a chick to go with, i'll let you know, and yeah hella psyched, been running on off days to practice.
Haven't had time to read the responses yet but sounds like exactly what I had. I saw a doctor, not a PT, who told me to work at 70% and avoid deadlifting and squatting for a couple months. He assigned me to a PT who told me my gluteus medius and abs were weaker than I should be (I have noticed a huge difference after I strengthened these). I took a few weeks off then reset my squat by about 100 lbs and slowly worked back up. At that time I hadn't been deadlifting since it induced pain, so after the PT cleared me I started at 135 and slowly worked up (I'm now at 275 for reps).
I would avoid squatting at any weight that induces even a small amount of pain. He said I basically had a bulge (where you're at) and then popped it while squatting.
It's better now. I just had to stay more active. I tend to sit down a lot but I'm gonna change that now with a standing desk and more frequent walks instead of biking.
I wrote this just before you posted that response:
New program is pretty tough. Light weights atm, but the volume and freq is quite high at this point in the cycle. Almost felt like cardio in the middle.
Lower back already feels better. Just gotta stay more active so it doesn't get stiff. Rigged a standing desk and walk everywhere instead of taking the bike. Was able to squat and deadlift without any major discomfort. Belt def helps stabalizing the core and trunk which has been my problem.
Yeah, my lower back (slightly off center) still hurts a lot if I sit for too long or sometimes after heavy DLs. I think the reason I got injured was because my accessory muscles (abs, glutes, ab/adductors) weren't strong enough to protect my lower back, but I still haven't really fixed the root cause. I may pay another visit to the doc, he was very good. Sports medicine.
Even for a lard ass like me? Man if I can cut on 2500kcal a day this shit will be a breeze.
Manager of my gym is such a retard, bought another set of kettlebells. Now we have 4x as many kettlebells as we have dumbbells because apparently the athletes need them. No one uses fucking kettlebells and we have no athletes in our gym, just asian wannabe investment bankers. I'm allowed to continue competing in uni powerlifting competitions as long as I don't try to have the highest total, this some bull shit.
Do kettle bell hammer curls for sick brah bis.
I'm on month three of my cut, I eat 2350 cals on rest days, and 2750 on lift, have lost 1.2lbs a week consistently