hey, i have a question, and am hoping someone might have a suggestion, or maybe point in a direction where i can do further research…
my brother’s in Iraq, and currently has 2-5 ruptured discs in his back, i belive the lower area. he’s been training around it, but is struggling. his upper body strength is good, as well as pushups (for the Army PT test). however, he really can’t train for situps or 2 mile run.
he already thought that swimming and using the eliptical training would be best for maintining endurance, but is kind of at a loss otherwise, as i am.
i kinda told him that i don’t think there’s really antyhing he can do, and most liekly is gonna have to bite the bullet and get surgery. this is a big issue for him, since he might get discharged from the Army if it doesn’t correct it.
i referred him to some of Sterart McGill’s books, but really can’t think of anytihg else.