Random health and exercise thoughts - Page 3737
Yeah, I had back surgery in 2013. I don't really have any issues from it but I try to minimize the chance of future issues by picking exercises that won't strain it. So yeah, I don't do heavy squats/deads out of fear of pissing it off. That doesn't mean I'm injured.
It's hard to become a surgeon if you can't stand all day. The risk:reward ratio just isn't there for me. I'd rather stay around my current weight (175ish) and work on strength and endurance while I'm here. The opportunity cost for an injury is too high. That's way different than being injured.
Cautious DNE injured. I have no restrictions placed on me by my body or my surgeon.
I do, however, know the body of research and know that my surgical history means that I have far higher odds of needing future surgery. I'd just prefer to delay that. I still lift and work out plenty.
I'm also trying to transition back into cycling more and that doesn't often go too hand in hand with lifting heavy. I used to bike race and it kept me sane. Hoping to start riding a few hrs a week as it gets nicer out. Hell, maybe I'll even enter a race again.
People have different goals for health and exercise. Just because this thread seems relatively focused on lifting doesn't mean that other things don't exist, no?