To everyone else, don’t reply to this, it’s not the offical thread. I have to get my questions in early because I’m not on the Prime Time Time Zone.
Mike - the PVC roller (again!) - why PVC? Curiosity only.
Since I don’t yet have my “Heal That Hunchback” PVC super-rolling-mega-apparatus, I used a wooden roller (those twist bars they always have) at the gym last night on a situp mat, to see what would happen. Rolling my back down it felt strange but good. Today I’ve got nothing but knots in my back, especially behind the left shoulder blade. The shoulder blade feels tighter, as does my neck. The spine itself feels looser. Is this normal? I’ve a feeling it will pass but I wanted to confirm I didn’t do anything dumb. For the record, nothing popped or clicked during the rolling.
Eric & Mike - was doing light deadlifts last night to check my form and depth. I’m rounding too much at the bottom. When I dropped the bar completely just to test for depth and form, I noticed I lose the arch about 5" before I get to grip level. I’ll continue to stretch and work on it. However, what do you recommend I do to get this last bit of range? Should I
(a) continue to deadlift working on depth?
(b) switch to another exercise (RDL, good morning, SLDL) to increase depth?
© do rack pulls or pull off blocks?
If this is addressed somewhere else, an RTFM will do here.