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    bad disks. what can I do to get back

    I was doing well with 5x5 when tight hip flexors put me into hyper lordosis and L4/L5 started degenerating and and mild herniation on L5 and S1 showed up on mri. Since then I went into a shell...
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    Its caused by the piriformis muscle tightening...

    Its caused by the piriformis muscle tightening and tugging on the tail bone and cause it to go out of alignment. Squat can aggravate this. Usually have to do stretches for the piriformis (pigeon...
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    Replying to an old article. But wanted to...

    Replying to an old article. But wanted to reinforce how i fixed my anterior tilt and hyper lordosis issue.

    The tilt was fixed by bulgarian split squats, almost over 2 days of doing them.

    The...
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    3 Months later. i Found the right fix for my back...

    3 Months later. i Found the right fix for my back issues.

    The doctor, chiropractor and a Physical Therapist misdiagnosed my condition. Finally going to a core conditioning Physical Therapist,...
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    Heavy deads caused my L4/L5 disk to degenerate....

    Heavy deads caused my L4/L5 disk to degenerate. Sometimes we think we know everything until we dont.
  • Iceman, very curious how your recovery is going...

    Iceman, very curious how your recovery is going now. I see you stopped updating this thread. Hope all is well.
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    I read somewhere that pain is injury. So i wanted...

    I read somewhere that pain is injury. So i wanted to be completely free of pain and symptoms before i lift again.

    Disk degeneration is not reversible. So I was told i had to take extra care to...
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    Sound advice. Thank you. My doctor is definitely...

    Sound advice. Thank you. My doctor is definitely not the type that worries about physical fitness. I'd have to track down a Ortho spine specialist who specializes in treating athletes or is himself a...
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    It was the doctor and phsyiotherapist that said...

    It was the doctor and phsyiotherapist that said the DLs had to stop. Doctor did say i could continue to squat, but definitely not heavy. The MRI showed L4/L5 dessication (not getting enough...
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    Thank you. Swimming is something i amnot very...

    Thank you. Swimming is something i amnot very good at yet. Been meaning to take more lessons.


    For anyone that is interested, the book backRX has been a huge help in reducing pain. Helps u do...
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    I am at a fat 170 right now. About a year...

    I am at a fat 170 right now.

    About a year ago, at 150 LBs and about 11 to 12 % BF. farm6.staticflickr.com/5263/5601604311_27f5512a42_b.jpg

    Id like to be that lean and weigh 160 to 165 ....
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    Thanks for taking the time to post brother. The...

    Thanks for taking the time to post brother. The biggest reason i started doing squats and deadlifts was i wanted to add thickness, mainly in the legs. Its been 6 months since my last lift, and my...
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    Ouch man! do you do anything to maintain the...

    Ouch man! do you do anything to maintain the lumbar region? Assuming thats where the problem is?

    I do about 15 mins of warmup, roller, yoga sun salutations before i attempt even body weight...
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    Your recovery sounds great. I am not sure if you...

    Your recovery sounds great. I am not sure if you had a degenerative disk that lead to a Laminectomy? I'd be very interested in knowing. :) Reason I ask, i want to know if your issue was with the...
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    People with disk issues

    I have been recently diagnosed with a degnerative disk of L4/L5, where there is dessication. And the whole world came collapsing down for a minute thinking, I can never lift weights again. I think...
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    Looking for a PT in the Los Angeles area

    Not sure if this is the right place to post this, but I am looking for any good referrals for a personal trainer that are focused on building a good overall physique. I seem to get injured way to...
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    Wish i really gained 4 inches on the biceps :)....

    Wish i really gained 4 inches on the biceps :). Maybe an inch at best. All the cardio really kept the muscle gain to a minimum. Vascularity is because of EAS HMB caps.

    I was on HMB, Natrol CLA,...
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    Finding a good balance between lifting heavy and...

    Finding a good balance between lifting heavy and cardio is what you need imo.

    Alternating between weight training and cardio. Atleast 3 days of cardio, and 2 of those with interval training. 6...
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    Decided i am going to cheat today and eat some...

    Decided i am going to cheat today and eat some rice and tasty indian food. I promise i will keep it under manageable portions. :)

    Friday starts my heavy lifting routine with carb cycling.
  • Assuming this is not a troll post, alcohol...

    Assuming this is not a troll post, alcohol consumption spikes insulin.Insulin plays an extremely large role in storing fat. Whenever insulin is released, glucose stores are stored as glycogen in the...
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