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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    Breaker of Skulls Guido's Avatar
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    Injured: Suggestions to Keep Deadlift Up

    As many of you know, I'm a huge fan of the deadlift. However, due to current injury, I think it best to forgo deadlifting or squatting for a week or two in order to allow for proper recovery without reaggravating my injury (the pain is coming from the sacroiliac region i.e. the "small" of the back on the right side near the upper part of the buttock). I really want to be able to do this APF deadlift-only meet in late October.

    So, what if any exercises can I do that will keep strong so that when I come back I won't lose much poundage on my max deadlift? Keep in mind any form of deadlifting or any movements where the bar is on my back (squatting, good mornings, etc.) or above my head causes pain (not of the good kind).
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    So you can't do front squats or leg press?

    What about back extensions/rows?
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    Cable Rows, Pullups, Extreme Leg Presses

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    Beat the s**t outta your lats and upper back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redFury View Post
    So you can't do front squats or leg press?

    What about back extensions/rows?
    I think I can do leg press. No front squats.
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    Superman, TommyBoy: Thanks. Those are good suggestions.
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    Did you goto a chiropractor? One adjustment and you may feel as good as new. Worked for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chickenlegs View Post
    Did you goto a chiropractor? One adjustment and you may feel as good as new. Worked for me.
    Nope. I'm going to see how it feels after another week and then go from there.
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    Be careful. I injured my lower back deadlifting and made the mistake of trying to work through the injury...
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    The back is not a part of the body you should be messing with, make sure it is fully recovered and stretched out before attempting anymore heavy work with it. Back injuries can easily last lifetimes and its better to error with caution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve24 View Post
    The back is not a part of the body you should be messing with, make sure it is fully recovered and stretched out before attempting anymore heavy work with it. Back injuries can easily last lifetimes and its better to error with caution.
    Believe me. I won't be doing anything heavy.
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    Ice the area for 10 minutes, and only 10 minutes, several times daily and see if that helps. I know that doesn't address what you asked but I hurt my back a while ago with the same pain you described and wish I had iced it. I hurt my shoulder recently and iced it and it helped a lot, and I've been able to work through the injury.

    Remember, only 10 minutes every few hours.

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    Sled Dragging and Glute-Ham Raises maybe?
    The Iron never lies to you. The Iron will always kick you the real deal. It never freaks out on me, never runs. Friends may come and go, but 200 pounds is always 200 pounds - a warm-up.

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    I would take off from exercising for a couple of weeks. You lower back is not to be toyed with, I suffered from a herniated disk for a while and believe me, it's no fun. I don't think you realize how much your lower back really contributes to a variety of movements.

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    Chiropractor, ice/heat therapy, foam roller... and lots of rest.
    You are an experienced enough PL'er Guido to know that a week or 2 of rest is not going to hurt your performance in Oct.

    I think it is going to be tough to hit the upper back and traps without using the lower back in some way... rows - nope, tbar rows - maybe, pullups - questionable, shrugs - nope... see what I'm saying...

    rest & rehab dude...
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    Try rolling out your flexors and get a massage done.

    Resting is often not enough, injuries need therapy
    Being a strong teenager means nothing.

    My wrists hurt, but some people don't have wrists to be sore. My knees have tendinitis, but some people don't have legs to get tendinitis in. I seem to be going backwards with training, yet some people can't even walk let alone lift 400 pounds on a daily basis.

    Dust out the vagina, and keep on lifting.

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