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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?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    Exaggerated arch of spine-how to fix it?

    I have an exaggerated arch in my lower back (a condition called lordosis) but also an arch in my upper back ( i think its called kifosis) the arch in my upper back is a lot more exaggerated than that in my lower back..its as if im leaning a bit forward when i stand upright. i also have scoliosis, but i dont think that affects this problem.

    i used to have this problem 2 years ago too..i stopped weightlifting due to this and other back problems and started swimming on a consistent basis- 6 days a week for about 4 months..and many of the problems were gone, especially the arch in my upper back.

    i started weightlifting again since august, and the arch has developed again. i know that the obvious solution is to stop weightlifting and start swimming again, but i really dont want to-i love weightlifting and i find swimming very boring.

    i wanted to ask if any1 else has had this condition, and how it was dealt with. also, are there any exercises to avoid, or any exercises or stretches that could help?
    ive stopped doing seated flyes, as i tend to lean forward and i think it may make the situation worse, but apart from that, i dont really know what to do and what not to.

    thnx

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    if you can, find a chiropractor that specializes in sports... they ought to have some meaningful and accurate advice for you...

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    How about that for an curved back. That was me a few month back, I started lifting since then. I been to doctors and they've told me that they can't really fix it. If I was under 18years old or something they could have put me in a brace but it's too late now my bones are hard and set. I deal with it I've had two broken vertabrates and I'm still lifting. I had to go to therapy for over a year to help build strenght and make the pain go away, but now besides slanted shoulders I'm fine, for now.
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    I think DcK's a Chiropracter. PM him. He should be able to help you.
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    Rainer, sounds like you really should see a professional concerning your problems... you don't want to wait until your in a crisis bro... but based on your above "stuff" all I can do is urge you to seek some prof advice, you can't fix all that on your own, it requires working a rehabing the ligaments, muscles, bones, nerves, etc.

    Steveo, What happened to you? Do you know if you where born w/a hemivertebrae or some other congenital problem? Or do you suffer some type of trauma when you where young? I'm very disturbed by how bad your posture is, (provided that you standing straight up) and if you haven't yet, you'd be best to see a specialized chiropractor (one that is HARD to find) but, you'd look for one that does "Chiropractic Biophysics" or one that does "Dr. Pettibon Technique" If you PM me your location I might be able to find you one.
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    They say I was born like that. I have scoliosis. I fractured two vertabrates when I was in HS playing Football.
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    Steveo, theres not too much you can do about the fractured vertebrae (other than surgery), the scoliosis can be address ed in some cases, depending... I got your PM, I'll get back w/you ASAP.
    Last edited by DcK; 12-05-2002 at 09:03 AM.
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    thnx for the reply DcK.

    I have been to a chiropractor..she told me to stop weightlifting and maybe consider it after 18(im 16) and also urged me to start swimming. ill try and find another chiropractor to get a second opinion..the problem is i dont think there are any chiropractors here in Cyprus who specialise in sports injuries..

    anyways, if i get the same opinion from another doc, i might aswell stop lifting now, fix the problem now, so i can resume injury free later on in my life (hopefully)-its better than nothing i guess.
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    Rainer, call this number, 253-853-5590, see if theres another doc you could get another opinion... the number above is for the advanced spinal technologies, and if you call them they'll give you the nearest certified doctor in your area... I gave this number to Steveo too because they specialize in spinal biomechanics, scoliosis, curve restoration, etc. And... nope, I don't have any affiliation w/them other than I refer to them for more difficult cases.
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    I noticed at 26 my left shoulder was lower then the right. Never noticed it before. I damaged my rotor cuf the year before nobody said anything. Saw a chriopractor for lower back pain nobody said anything. Then I go to a doc for something else and ask and he says its scoliosis. Shouldn't that have showed up before 26? I did lose some weight but that much. Haven't had any real problems with it. I was curling lopsided for awhile, don't know if it was cause of that. I been concentrating at thats not a problem. My right shoulder gets sore sometime in the deep part of a bench, maybe stress from off balance?
    I am seeing a chripractor tommarrow. Think about seeing a sport specialist one of these days too. I got pain the base of spine sometimes. Told unfused/fused disc? Bike wreck didn't help.
    Back doesn't bother me when dl, added sldl a couple weeks ago, thinking about dropping them though.
    I guess the point of ramblings is jsut wondering what other people though or dealth with.

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    DcK thnx a lot for the number, really appreciate the help
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    No problem bro, glad to help.
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