Hey guys, new to posting here on T Nation, I've been checking it out for a while and browsing the forums a bit and finally decided to join.
few basic stats about me:
19 years old
Deadlift: 325 (never got to truly max out on this before back injury but i would rep 325 for sets of 3)
Standing shoulder press: 155 (was always a weak point since it was never trained in highschool weightlifting, havent been able to improve since back pain either)
I boxed from 15-18 before my spinal injury
My actual injury is a slight curvature of the spine, it gives me an acute sharp pain in my lower back and if i over use my back i get a band of pain across my lower back right above the hips. I dont know the exact cause for the injury but im assuming my spine was already a little off and then lack of good form/ overtraining when i first got into lifting could have caused it to get worse
I love lifting, and I want to continue to keep getting stronger despite limitations while letting my back recover, I really just want as much advice and tips on lifting safely and safe fitness activities for someone with a back injury. Being active is just a huge part of my life and I want to continue doing things even while trying to let my back recover.
i have xrays of my spine if anyone else with back injuries wants to see and compare haha, i find them kind of cool.