Monday, March 5, 2007

Entry #386

The state of my back has improved by a significant margin. Flexibility motions throughout the day are key. With that said, I've placed an order for a copy of Stuart McGill's highly acclaimed book, Low Back Disorders. The most alluring aspect of it is the technical standpoint of a medical perspective, and the emphasis on dispelling popular myths on back mechanics and the exercises pertaining to it. His other publication seems to be more of a conventional fitness guide, of which I'm in no short supply of.

In the meantime, I've been making the most of my still~limited range of allowable movement. Hard kicks aren't doable at this point, nor are hooks and upper~cuts. I'm spending my time with straight punches, such as jabs and leads.

8 comments:

  1. Glad to hear your doin' better. Hope the book helps pays for itself and then some.

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  2. Worse comes to worse you can always do some bicep KURLZ"How do I get big arms?" - "Compound movements in the squat rack""NO thanks, I'll just do some curls"

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  3. Good to know you're getting better man, but what did you originally do to injure your back?

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  4. I went too heavy on lunges too soon. I had used 105 lb. dumbbells before, but my back was just recovering from some issues, and I paid the price. Didn't even get a free coupon with it.

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  5. Sorry to hear that, I hope your back keeps improving then, there is nothing worse than recurring injuries, just ask my left ankle.

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  6. Hey PPP, mind if I ask what exactly you're doing for your back as far as exercises go? I did something to mine over the weekend, now there's pain in the lower middle. I'm hoping I can get rid of it soon, and thought maybe you could suggest a couple things.

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  7. There's nothing specific to it. I just make sure that my back isn't in one position for a prolonged period of time. It needs to be kept supple and flexible, like a spring. If I have to sit down for homework, I stand up every 20 minutes and do twists and bends and leg raises. The position of sitting is naturally a stressful one, so I avoid it as much as I can. Don't force your back beyond what it's capable of. If it's stiff, don't bend down to get something; squat down instead. Day by day, these reliefs add up for me until I'm recovered.I can give you more scientific information once my book order comes in.

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