BACKLOG: I recently attained a neck injury and have been to the physio and will be getting scans to see whether i have a bulged/herniated disc. I havent been to the gym in a week and am going tomorrow and am trying to find ways of training without loading the spine or having jerky movements.
My question is the attainment of muscle size via controlled reps. Obviously balls to the wall training requires some explosiveness, some jerky-ness and all in all the final reps can strain the body quite a lot, and im wondering how well ill be able to progress performing this type of training.
My plan at first is to perform purely isolation work with nothing loading the spine whilst performing rehab work, then try and incorporate leg press, then move on to squats and finally deads. All my shoulder pressing will be done in a smith on an incline because it is OH pressing which did this injury and has in the past.
Basically, will performing pre-exhausting type stuff, drop sets etc. help? Obviously progression in lifts is also wanted, and muscle can be made using certain methods. But im wanting some ideas?
Any others had to work around a spinal injury? Any others not perform compound movements or use controlled reps and still make significant gains?
Thoughts/ideas would be awesome, cheers.
I realise diet plays its part in progression and just went shopping today for meats, rice, milk, cream, yoghurt, oats etc.