About 1 year ago I completed the max strength program by cressey. I saw the greatest performance gains I’ve seen in my training even better than when I was 18 years old in high school doing bigger faster stronger.
What I didn’t know is that I had developed a bad case of lordosis and anterior pelvic tilt with a bad case of muscle imbalance between my left and right posterior chain.
After max strength I took my training into my own hands. I did some stuff that wasn’t the greatest idea in the world, but I don’t think it was anything that’d kill a person that didn’t have posture problems.
I did something to my back at l5-s1. I don’t know what. Probably a bulging disk. I wouldn’t go so far as to say I herniated it because I wasn’t in excruciating pain, but I was in enough pain that I couldn’t bend over at the waist to tie my shoes. After a about a week of prescription NSAIDs I’d be fine again.
If I correct my lordosis and anterior pelvic tilt along with improving the muscle imbalance between my left and right posterior chain will I be able to back squat and deadlift again?
There must be people out there that have been through something similar to this. Powerlifters crush vertebrae and stuff and still lift don’t they? I should be able to come back from a bulging disk and back squat again right? Or is that just wishful thinking?