Still new to working out. I'm kind of afraid of injuring my back more. While I was deployed I fell and landed wrong during a mission. Got back to the FOB, and started taking Ibuprophen. Went to the doctor there, and he gave me 800mg IB, and I lived on that for the next year or so. Finally got home, and had an Xray done.
Found out I had twisted my pelvis back then, and the muscles had atrophied on one side and built up on the other. Now, when I go to the chiropractor, he pops it back into place, but then the muscles just twist it back out. I've been trying to work the muscles in my lower back right after I get adjusted, thinking that if I do that, then maybe I can get them back in balance the way they're supposed to be.
Until I take care of that, is there any advice y'all can give as to lower body weight training that doesn't cause too much strain on the back? I'm afraid of doing squats, deadlifts, good mornings, and the like. I really wish I could, but not when my back is so jacked up.
Right now I'm just getting back into weight training, and thought about working the 5/3/1 program. I do fasted cardio in the morning, and I've been cleaning up my diet. So, things are lining up right, but I want to do something to work my quads, hamstrings, and calves.