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9/9 First Powerlifting Meet - Bulging Disc Injury 145/95/195

Did my first ever powerlifting meet on 16th of July.

145/95/195

Weighed in @85KG for the Under 90KG Class

I have 3 Bulging disc @ @ L5/S1, L3/4 and L2/3

I know its not very heavy, but It’s the best I could do and hopefully I’ll get stronger and hit some PRs next meet.

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Never say “I know it’s not very heavy”. Heavy is very relative and it’s awesome you’re getting after it dude! Stay persistent and crush some big numbers in the future!

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Don’t apologize for getting out there and doing your best! And that is one hell of a deep squat!

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Good job dude … When I did my first meet all I could think of was getting ready for the next one!

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Wonderful squat form! Congratulations on your first meet.

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@stetsonpower Thanks for the encouraging words! I just meant not heavy compared to the weights I see people on the forum lift.

@kpsnap Thanks! Depth is the only thing that I’m truley confident in haha

@max13 Same, I can’t wait to get back into training for my next meet. The journey is just as good as the end goal

@Congokurt Thank you very much

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Nice meet good form but one question what do you do about the discs issue?

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Did you have the back injury before, during or after the meet?

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good job but how dafuq do you go into a meet with 3 fcked up discs?

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Was wondering the same thing that’s why I was wondering if it happened at the meet

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@dredka I’ve had it for about 3 years now and only started training properly at the start of the year. I do core work twice a day and ice my back whenever it starts to ache/swole up.

@stetsonpower @rakshy I injured it 3 years ago and had tremendous pain, to the point where I couldnt get out out bed, walk straight or go toilet without assistance. Bulging is not as bad as a herniated disc, so with alot of core work I’m able to lift moderately again. I can’t really do high reps because of the time under load which aggravates my back.