[quote]big nurse wrote:
I had a disc protrusion, for the life of me I can’t remember the exact location but somewhere in the L1-5 region.
All I do is strengthen my abdominals via Paloff presses, ab-wheels and planks
learn’t better form on squatting and deadlifting such as squeezing glutes on every exercise, push out with my abs, moving hips properly and also used the trap bar deadlift for the first 2 months
worked my hamstrings via band goodmornings and pull through’s
TONS of prowler work
Yeah I use X-band walks to help activate my glutes and squeeze out my abs tight. Pretty sure my form’s pretty good.
Question: You did deadlifts with a trapbar for the first two months after bulging a lumbar disc? I mean you felt pain in your back, went to get a scan or something, was told you had a bulging lumber disc then came home and started deadlifting again?[/quote]
Well only when I started to train properly again I should of said. The beginning was just doing a lot of core stuff and bodyweight exercises and once I had no full on permanent pain I started doing trap bar deadlifts and various band work and prowler work, been fine so far :)[/quote]
Sounds good. Good luck. Hope my recovery is more akin to yours than Big Nurse’s. :)[/quote]
SM…Don’t get disheartenned simply because of my story.
If i had been introduced to proper weight training 20 years ago i would probably not have had the problems that have accumulated oevr the years.
As is it is the weights i am convinced that has massively improved my situation, i am only aware that i probably do have a functional limit with weight and will never be a powerlifter /strongmanor whatever–but will be a stronger and fitter old git which i am very happy about .
Glad you’re doing well. Thanks for the advice. I’ve decided my discs are going to do what I tell them to. :)[/quote]
Check out Chad Waterbury’s latest spill on core training for mma fighters.
I think i will be looking at doing some core stabilisation work before my ‘heavy’ lower bod lifting days–specifically before deads and sqauts, makes for a very convincing argument about a solid core needing specific work and not relying on the side effect of the big compound lifts.