So, some recent health issues have required me to reevaluate my goals and routine and I could really use some advice.
To keep it simple, the intensity of some lifts are triggering ocular migraines followed by several days of shittyness health wise.
After heavy deads, squats, Kroc rows and rdl’s I get vision issues and severe headaches, and not only does it ruin that days training but the following days as well. I am very hesitant to drop these from my routine but will not sacrifice my health for these lifts.
For the Deadlift, is there a productive way I can do these with a lower intensity? I’ve been following the 16 week progression as per the Kroc article on T nation with great result, but its becoming too much. These have added good density to my entire back and I don’t want to do a bunch of other exercises to make up for it.
For the squats, these are the biggest cause of the issue. I’ve tried lowering the weight and doing higher reps with some success, but I have to limit number of sets. So far heavy leg presses followed by higher rep high bar squats isn’t too bad, so if I lower the intensity throughout the week I may be able to keep these up.
My biggest concern is dropping these lifts entirely, because I may have to. If that becomes the case what can I add in to make up for these? My goals are pure hypertrophy by the way.