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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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    Pain in Lower back and RIght Leg

    Hey guys. I just got back in the gym for the first time in 6 months. Well today I Did 4 sets of 15 Hyperextensions and then moved on to light BB sqauts. When I went home I ate breakfast and then took an hour and a half nap. When I woke up and went to work everything was cool but since around 7:00 pm I got a strict pain in my lower back and in my right leg. I was wondering if everything was fine if the pain is just from to many sets on the first day or have I injured myself?
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    sounds like maybe you have have an impingement on your lumbar plexus.. My advice, go see a chiropractor. he will set that vertibrae back in place and all is heal. TAdah, behold the miracle work of the mysterious chiropractor.

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    When my low-back was screwed up I felt the pain in my low-back(duh) and right thigh. It sucked.

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    hyperextensions cause a sick amount of disk compression and are a completely unnecessary exercise, IMHO

    as TD suggests, visiting your friendly neighborhood chiro probably ain't a bad idea and in the future if you want to improve your lower back strength -- JUST DEADLIFT!!

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    Do not go to a chiropractor without seeing a real back doctor first. Pain in the leg as well as the back sounds like a disk problem which is affecting your nerves. I had the same pain and saw a back doctor who had me take an mri. We found out I had a bad herniation of my disk which is pressing into the sciatic nerve. My doc wants to operate, but Im not too sure about having my back opened up and tinkered with. He said it happens with wear and tear of the body from athletics as well as lifting heavy weights. I have to stay away from big exercises like squats and dl's now unless I just wanna use the bar. Go see a back doctor.

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    Originally posted by mr_hand
    I have to stay away from big exercises like squats and dl's now unless I just wanna use the bar. Go see a back doctor.

    Did you even see a chiro after the doctor? This is typical advice from a doctor, which doesn't help sh!t, except make you weaker and have pointless workouts. Maybe the chiro could help you with the problem, and not have to open you up, and would allow you to deadlift and squat, since these moves actually strengthen the area.

    Doctors will just tell you not to do whatever it is that seems to cause you pain. It's their automatic response to anything, so while seeing a doctor is good, sometimes their advice is worth jack sh!t.
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    any impingement in the lower lumbar/sacro-illiac area can potentially cause pain to refer along the leg

    a chiro can diagnose a disk herniation just as easily (if not more easily) than many doctors... especially GP MDs who may not have a lot of experience with back trauma...

    and I find it highly puzzling that you express a reluctance to follow the 'advice' of your 'back doctor' despite your firm insistence that you need to see one before seeing a chiro -- make up your mind, bro.....

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    Originally posted by ElPietro



    Did you even see a chiro after the doctor? This is typical advice from a doctor, which doesn't help sh!t, except make you weaker and have pointless workouts. Maybe the chiro could help you with the problem, and not have to open you up, and would allow you to deadlift and squat, since these moves actually strengthen the area.

    Doctors will just tell you not to do whatever it is that seems to cause you pain. It's their automatic response to anything, so while seeing a doctor is good, sometimes their advice is worth jack sh!t.
    Thank You ElPietro! I had to go to a doctor once when I had back pain because my current insurance company didn't cover chiro's. Any how, the dumb quack put me on pain meds to cover up the pain that was being caused by the problem that he had no idea how to fix. Oh and I asked him to refer me to a chiro, because my insurance would cover it then. And he refused. I ended up going to the chiro and paid for it myself and I was all better. But I'm going to leave it at that otherwise we'll get the Chiropractor arguement going again. Sheesh
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    I understand what you guys are saying about doctors just tell you what you wanna hear, but I never said I just went to a plain old doctor for this . I went to a back specialist. I thought I wrote that, but maybe I didnt.

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    Originally posted by mr_hand
    I understand what you guys are saying about doctors just tell you what you wanna hear, but I never said I just went to a plain old doctor for this . I went to a back specialist. I thought I wrote that, but maybe I didnt.
    you mean an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in back care?

    my point was that such a person is typically harder to get in to see and normally you have to be referred to go and see such an arcane specialist. It is typically far easier to get an appointment with a chiropractor and in every real sense of the phrase, they are "back specialists"


    but I think ElP and Tim have it right-- the way _I_ see the low back pain issue is that you have two key options:

    option 1: medication and surgery which *may* correct your problem and in the meantime mask the pain signals that help your body to guard itself against the trauma. Of course, once you're drugged up and cut open, anything can happen.

    option 2: see a chiropractor, who *may* be able to alleviate the problem with a spinal manipulation. If the chiropractic treatment doesn't help you, you can always go back to option 1.

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    Well, after a good 12 hours of sleep today. My thighs are soar and my lower back is a little tight (But both are highley understandable.) but the pain that I was having yesterday is completley gone. So I am not sure what was going on. But do you guys think I should just drop the Hyperextensions for a while?
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    Are you going to stop doing squats now because your thighs are sore?
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    Never that man. Squats are one of the cores that will be a part of my training.

    But today I retruned to my weight routine and Hyperextensions were once again part of it. And I am fine. SO thanks for all the help.
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