I’m a 94 kg lifter, been training consistently for 4-5 years. Last year I accomplished a 125 kg snatch and 152 C&J @ 92 kg in competition.
However, shortly after I had some issues in my life and couldn’t train properly, as a result I was not stretching, training with focus and having enough time to “enjoy” the sport. I started to feel some pain in my lower back, went to the doctor, they found a very small disc bulge in L5-S1. I stopped training for 9 months, did lots of stretching and swimming, and slowly it went away.
Right now I’m trying to come back to where I was. My question is if any of you had this type of spine injuries, how this affected your training and how did you cope with it?
-What kind of exercises do you do to keep your spine healthy?
-Do you take any special care when doing the lifts?
-Is it ok to feel some discomfort from time to time?
-Any advice to keep things going well?
Right now I’m starting light, I’m going to the pool to do some light swimming two times a week and training three-four times a week. My body is responding well, I’m doing squats with 100kg easily, but I’m afraid of overdoing it.I did some research on the forum and found some threads, but almost all of them are from guys who injured themselves squatting or doing other things (not oly)
Any advice/experience will be greatly appreciated!