Getting ready for this strongman I have quickly figured out I have become weak in my core and posterior chain from taking a good 6 months off from really squatting and deadlifting (albeit with a trap bar and ssb). I did this so I could recover for benching so I could get that 600 raw at 275.
Being that I have two ruptured discs in my back, one completely ruptured and repaired biceps, and another partially not repaired I need to be cautious how I enter back into these exercises. I was considering doing solely dynamic work with the squat and deadlift (along with other assistance of course). My thought process is, I have never hurt myself doing dynamic work. In addition, considering I drive through my legs so hard to bench, could the dynamic work of squatting and deadlifting enhance that ability. Plus it would just be a good way to get my body adjusted to those exercises again.
I'd appreciate your thoughts. Thanks.
If I was a bench only guy I would not squat or pull at all lol. I would put that emphasis into cardio and core work. prowler and sled work weekly.
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I squat and deadlift, but on a much lower intensity scale than I do bench. I don't know that DE squat only will help much in the way of benching but if it keeps you squatting and healthy at the same time that might be a win win