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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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    Physical Therapy Exercises

    Ok, so some know that my back rebelled against me after i got sloppy with deadlifts. It turns out its a herniated disc. I was given some meds and exercises to do to make it better. Only a few of them actually targeted my region. I didnt realize but with a herniated disc your hammies, calves and lower back immediately become the most difficult things to work with. I used to be flexible and now I'm not at all. I added some exercises to loosen it up and it helps to a degree but I'm about to start a job that will be 50-60 hours a week if all goes well and I'll need my body back to 100%. So what other physical therapy exercises can I do besides the ones I list to stretch out the muscle I need to. My muscles are currently tight against my disc in my lumbar region. and everything is very not flexible.

    Here are what I do now:
    - Lying on my back and pulling my knees to my chest.
    - Lying on my back with one leg bent at the knee the other leg straight and lift it and pull the straight leg back
    - I put my leg up on the stairwell railing and stretch the hammys then the hammys and calves
    - I stand on one of my pushup bars and stretch each calf.
    - Sit and put both legs straight out and try to push myself forward.
    - Stand at the bottom of my stairs and slowly lean forward and walk my hands down each stair keeping my legs straight and together.

    The last 2 are the hard and hurt the most because it twitches the muscles really back but they are the key I think.

    Any other ideas or exercises
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    If Delphi still frequents here I think he can help.
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