back pains ???
- 07-25-2004, 12:39 PM
back pains ???
hi i was wondering if this is a common thing with exercising ?
i have only been working out for a couple of weeks just the basics.
and already im getting back pains around my lower back, now im not sure if
i should start doing lower back exercises which are trmendously painful with my bad
back or is it a common problem.
i dont even do my delts without supporting my back against something so i was wondering
if this is a common problem or is it just me ?? thanks
- 07-25-2004, 01:45 PM
Ive had back problems for 5yrs,but ive been able to lift around my back.I cant do direct back exercises.I have a bad disk in my lower back.Ive learned what i can and cant do over time.I also have a good doc.As for abs i can do weighted crunches and cable pulldows but i dont do any leg lift type exercises(it strains my back).I do cardio which helps my abs more than anything else.I cant do regular squats but i can do wall squats with little pain on my back. I made the mistake of only doing upper body for 2 yrs and it actually hurt my back more in the long run as i became top heavy a little putting more strain on my back.Id suggest adding some type of leg exercises if you can do them without alot of pain.And i hope you have a doc(a good one).My doc is all for weight lifting and tells me if i can do an exercise without hurting my back,then go for it.Hope this helps some.
- 07-25-2004, 01:51 PM
Originally Posted by hiphop
07-25-2004, 02:31 PM
thanks rebo lucky for me i have naturally built legs which is partially why i do do legs, but also because i play football once - twice a week and for the 2 odd hours i play i figure i give them enuff exercise then. but thanks for your input and i will look into doing legs to prevent back problems.
i have never had back problems before that is generally one of my stronger areas naturally do you think it could be a slipped disc or a bad disc ?? and is there anything i can do about it ?? thanks
it did used to be worse, im now about 14 stone and before i went upto 16 stone and was training hard and my back felt like it was close to collapsing, i couldnt stand up for 5 mins without having to find somewhere to sit and then i stopped because iwas worried about my back and went down to 14 stone again and the pain went but now i have started training again its back (pun not intended)
07-25-2004, 03:41 PM
07-25-2004, 04:54 PM
I'm older than you, I'm quite sure (44). I've lost almost 2 inches in my height (6'6" to 6'4") between the years of 20 - 40. My father has had the same experience. In our case, it's a gradual wearing down of the disks between the vertebrae in the spine.
There are some things I just can't do any more but wish I could. Basketball is one, running generally is also out. Anything that involves a vertical pounding motion is just out of the question.
It's very easy for me to pinch a nerve if I'm not careful. I've done it while brushing my teeth, of all things. Usually my lower back is in a state of feeling stiff and a little sore, just about all the time.
For me, what's helpful is to do squatts and deadlifts but not get too carried away with the weight I use. The heaviest I'll squatt is 255 lbs., the heaviest I'll deadlift is 300 lbs. I can't always get to that weight though. I will only do either once a week. The week I do squatts, I don't deadlift. The week I deadlift I don't do squatts.
When it's not feeling right, I might knock 100 lbs off of either of those lifts. But I have found that by stretching, the use of gravity boots, and with these 2 exercises, keeping the lower back in decent shape, it greatly improves my overall back condition.
If the problem persists for you, you should see a doc and at least understand what's going on.
Best of luck to you.
07-25-2004, 05:35 PM
thanks fiddler checking out that thread now, WOW PC1 44 well that explains whyyou seemed one of the more mature people i exchanged ideas with on the other thread , im actually half of that age which is why im was worried about it.
If its like this at 22 whats it going to be like at 32 - 42 etc, although iwas thinking it might be due to my pecs, arms shoulders gaining alot of mass and that was having a kind of constant pressure on my back which might have weakened it ?? i think i might go to see the doctor and see what she has to say about it, im really hoping its something fixable as i hate it, i cant even stand up for 5 - 10 mins without it creeping it .
anyway will visit the doc and let you know what she says
07-25-2004, 05:49 PM
Walking is SUPPOSED to be good overall for the spine. While it's great that you've packed on some additional mass on your body, I can't imagine that THAT alone is the cause of your problems?!Originally Posted by hiphop
See your doc, get the XRay and MRI and go from there.
Best of luck bro!
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