Tex Ag wrote:
When you guys say strength the are I am assuming you are reffering to the abs and lower back. I do machine crunches cable crunches, back extentions. Like I said earlier it is hard to do these exercises because I pull to the right. I do my back extentions in front of the mirror and when I bend down I am leaning more to my right side instead of staying square and in a straight line. I mean I always feel that way, when I am driving I lean to the right and when I sleep I feel like I am always crooked my wife thinks I am nuts.
By the way, thanks for the help guys
Try stuff that is more than straight forward or straight back. If you can do Bikram Yoga, I would. Hey, Dan John likes it! Basically I am suggesting activities that develop a greater range of motion and flexibility.
Oh, if you sit on your wallet, stop.
I don’t have a wallet my chiropractor took all my money!
Exercises that are more straight foward or back. Seated cable rows kill my lower back anything that has me laying on the floor where my body makes a 90 degree angle is dreadful. I really don’t know of any exercise that would be other than straight foward or back. I try to keep alot of weight off my lower back so I do alot of machines now I will look into the Bikram Yoga.
You misread. I said more THAN. Basically, what I am suggesting is flexibility and bw strength work around the core with more than front and back motions. But I am suggesting this where you get guidance from someone who is knowledgeable. I have had luck with yoga and pilates when I need to get stretched out or sometimes when rehabing. Good luck.
PS–I got back to squatting but only after loosening my hips, paying a load of attention to form, and easing my way down. This all took time. I go lower on light weight, not as low on heavier weight. Your mechanics will dictate some of this. My ROM on squats is better than leg press so that is why I stick with them.