Spinal Herniations

  • apolo_delfos

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    May 01, 2012 11:34 PM GMT
    Hi everyone! I have 2 spinal herniations that are already99% healed. Which exercises you recommend to both lose a bit of weight and gain muscle remembering I cannot do all kinds of exercises?

    Thanks for all your suggestions icon_smile.gif
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    May 02, 2012 3:23 AM GMT
    Pretty much the same exercies I did before, except for heavy squats and deadlifts.

    <-- Herniated L4 & 5, +arthritis in the same location.
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    May 02, 2012 3:27 AM GMT
    Yup, same here but NO squats or deadlifts. I'm lifting hardcore like I used to but I don't stand up while lifting, that really affects your lower back. Always lift while sitting down if you just healed but don't elongate the leg press workout unless you do it the right way
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    May 02, 2012 3:37 AM GMT
    Boris said... don't stand up while lifting, ...
    If the herniation is recent, this is great advice.

    For the first several months after my herniation my chiropractor/trainer had me on a 30 lbs max for ANY weight bearing exercise that required standing.
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    May 02, 2012 3:41 AM GMT
    Oh yeah, and don't worry about muscle building until you're back to 100%.
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    May 02, 2012 4:29 AM GMT
    apolo_delfos saidThx for the advices guys. Yeah, mine are L4 L5 and L5 S1.
    My body always used to be in shape but like it got a bit complicated, it's been some long time I couldn't do exercise at all and I wanna lose a bit of weight I gained for not moving at all.
    Thx again and at least looking at you makes me realise it's possible since I thought I wouldn't be able to workout that much anymore.
    You probably jumped from really tall stuff and maybe dabbled in extreme sports when you were younger. Many herniations are caused from a lifetime of fun...oops I meant putting stress on your lower back through high impact stuff, not just a single event.