Inasmuch as I know these are the all around best exercises, it seems that there are some that just can’t do them for health reasons.
In my case I have scoliosis. I am unsure how bad it is really. I don’t know how many degrees it is curved or what the cause is. But I have had to learn the hard way that I don’t need to be doing ANY exercises that compress the spine.
In the hope that it would help some of my alignment issues I tried the awesome routine I found here “Neanderthal No More” and it’s a good set up, but almost as soon as I started putting any decent poundage on the Fsquats, the deads, or the Tbar rows (pivotal movements for the routine) I started noticing pain and discomfort in my back. Then last saturday I was doing my TBar rows and my back went out for the second time in my life. It was dificult even getting to my feet, but once I did I limped out of the gym humiliated and mad as hell.
I still like the routine and all, but I just want to find out the very best alternative movements to those three. I know all to well nothing will work as well as those but I am not giving up weight lifting for ANYTHING. So does anybody know what the very best possible alternatives to those three exercises would be? Any additional advice would be very very much appreciated. Thanks…