Felt good to finally be able to pull over 500 from the ground. A couple years ago I was having severe lower back pain. I had an MRI done and was told i have a bulging disk and stenosis between two vertebrae. I was told surgery was an option but if i decides not to do it that I should not squat or deadlift and it was something I was just going to have to “live with.” -
Surgery wasn’t an option in my head because, after researching a bit, I found out most people who have one back surgery usually wind up having multiple surgeries. As much as i hate deadlifting and squatting, they are the two most beneficial exercises so I wanted to find a way to work my way back up into doing them. -
While I had a back injury, it was mostly a result of how little stretching/mobility work i did- specifically in the hip girdle. I started to slowly learning more and more about hip mobility and improving ROM. I started slowly getting back into squatting and deadlifting focusing on proper warmup (10 min of dynamic warmup) and muscle recruitment. -
If you have lower back pain I have found it extremely beneficial to;
•Work on posture throughout the day. Most people have rounded shoulders due to our western lifestyles of being at desk and in front of computers.
•strengthen core. •Work on hip mobility. When the hip girdle has limited ROM, the lower back will compensate or adapt causing stress. -
I have linked a great, Free, article done by the guys at @mindpumpmedia . I hope you find it as beneficial as i have