Hi, new to the forums.
I just started doing a slightly modified version of Starting Strength. My program is as follows:
3x5 back squats
1x5 dead lifts
3x5 bench press
3x5 standing barbell shoulder press
2x5 overhand pull ups
2x5 underhand pull ups
I do resistance training 3 days per week (alternating Workouts A and B), with 20-25 minute HIIT cardio workouts on off days, and one rest day per week.
About a year and a half ago, I injured myself playing basketball and found that I had a herniated disc and a protruded disc. The injury kept me out of any strenuous physical activity for about 8 months (no b-ball, no flag football, etc.). I have since been able to play basketball and flag football at full intensity with only lingering soreness for 1-2 days after, but no acute pains during or after.
As I understand, herniated/protruded discs are most at risk of being re-injured during a high-impact exercise (i.e., one where the force on the vertebrae is excessive, such as during jumping up and down). My question is... should I be able to perform squats and deadlifts with such a condition?
Currently, I'm at about 115 lbs on squats and 135 lbs on dead lifts.