So I had an MRI on my back since I’ve been having on and off problems with it being tight in the morning…
Turns out I got not one but two mild bulged disc’s at l3-l4 and l4-l5 I also got one at l5-s1 but its not impinging anywhere. THe L4-L5 one also has a mild annular tear in the ligament.
I’ve stopped back squatting and was only front squatting for a couple months while I was waiting for the test and results. So this rules out my back squats and dead lifts for a while.
Doctor said avoid stressing the low back and maintain and stay fit. No heavy lifting or putting excessive weight on my low back and he wants me to start physio.
I was also wondering about doing a cycle. I was going to do one before this happened but then I got this news… Would cycling during rehab help or inhibit recovery? You hear about all these athletes juicing to help them recover would it help in my case?
Im about 5’10 195 lbs 10-12% bf. Been training for 10 years. I’ve got a solid foundation. Was able to get my Bf down to 8% at 185 lbs last year. And I’ve had a squat as heavy as 405 lbs when I weighed 220 lbs but was probably closer to 15-16% bf. My diet is a little sloppy now but far from bad. I know what it takes to get it in check and I would definetly do it before I start.
I was reading that some steroids like Deca and anavar help with collagen synthasis and would promote recovery.
There are no sources quoted but I did some digging on google on Anavar and I found a several medical journals that suggested that it does. Would taking Anavar for its collagen synthasis effects with a maintence dose of test because test aparently reduces the same effect help?