i have a herniated disc in my l4/l5 vertabrae.. i am meeting with a neurosurgeon/neurologist to discuss what needs to be done... i will also be given a referral to physical theraphy.
i know that i should not lift heavy or do anything that my cause more pain but after i meet with the neurologist i want to come up with a workout routine that i can do to maintain the mass i have and workout my core and do more cardio.
do you all think it is ok if i workout my core (abs/obliques/lower back) to make it stronger? these will be bodyweight type exercises.
3-4 day split
SUNDAY back, triceps - cable row, lat pulldown, pullups, dips (bodyweight), tricep pulldowns, close grip..
TUESDAY shoulders, cardio - front, side lateral raises, rear delts, *maybe* light bb shrugs with ez bar, cardio - bicycle, elipiical, and ab workout
THURSDAY abs (core), cardio - bicycle, eliptical, ab workout with bodyweight - leg raises, crunches, obliques
SATURDAY - chest, biceps: bench press, cable flys, variations of pushups, db curls, hammers, reverse curls