B rocK wrote:
No- but if you are worried, hang from a pull up bar for 3 sets of 30 seconds every work out to cancel any such effects.
your a moron and shouldn’t give advice to anyone for suggesting something like that.
It is “you’re” not “your.”
If placing a heavy bar on your back can compress your spine, then why can’t hanging from a bar “decompress” your spine? There isn’t any scientific proof either way, but at the worst hanging from a bar for three sets of 30 seconds won’t hurt anybody (in fact it can increase your grip) and at the best it will alleviate OP’s concerns and allow him to “shut up and lift”[/quote]
Hanging from a bar and releasing tension in the bottom position doesn’t affect spinal decompression at all.
What ends up happening is hyper-elevation and abduction which creates scapulothoracic laxity and sub-acromial impingement.
The load of your hips and legs isn’t enough to create space or decompress your vertebral column.
Even if you had additional load you would only be further shifting it to your shoulder musculature not your spine.
Further, The premise of somehow pulling apart the vertebrae is totally bunk, because the cartilaginous discs between them are attached to both adjacent vertebrae by intermediate connective tissues and trying to pull them apart would just contribute to tissue damage to the semi-rigid structures(ligaments/fascia).
The only way to “decompress” the spine is to allow it enough time in a NEUTRAL position to rehydrate properly.
If you are repetitively applying compressive stresses without enough tissue quality work and lying rest, the inter-vertebral space can be chronically narrowed because of general loss of elasticity.
So, like in every other joint problem lifters experience, if you rest and recover properly including stretching, mobility, and myofascial release work, you’ll avoid injuries and chronic joint stress conditions including in the spine.