Hip/low back/sciatic nerve?
- 11-05-2009, 04:32 PM
Hip/low back/sciatic nerve?
Im currently on a high frequency low body routine
Bill Starr - Glenn Pendlay 5x5 - Periodized Version, Dual Factor Theory
But on wensdays, with the squats then deadlifts right after Im finding it extremely difficult to carry through, after the squats sometimes I feel my feet getting numb and tingly and my low back has been hurting since I started, my squat form is good as far as i know, paralell etc
Have you guys experienced these type of problems from heavy hip/back involved excercises?
I was thinking about dropping wensdays squats all together, because after the squats that day i can barely deadlift, and im lifting nowhere near I can hit, like my 1rm max DL is 405, after squats wensday I cant do 185 5x5
- 11-05-2009, 04:45 PM
There are a wide range of injuries that could of taken place or it could be simple inflammation that can be resolved with some time off and a NSAID. If it lasts for more than a few days i'd get it checked out to make sure you don't have a bulging disc or some other issue that can get seriously worse with continued lifting.
11-06-2009, 01:36 AM
Look into the Mckenzy stretches. . . They will help relieve pressure from your spine, stretch hip flexors, glutes, Hams etc. They are good to do before, between sets and after your workout. Make sure you ice after the workout too. If the problem persists though see a doctor.
11-06-2009, 04:19 AM
totally my opinon but squatting and deadlifting on the same day is dumb. the only way i have ever done this is Westide dynamic day for squats and then rack pulls for your lower back
11-06-2009, 06:30 PM
Sounds like there's something going on. I suspect there's something in your technique that is at the root of the problem, but it's difficult to tell without video. You really need to figure out what the root cause is with those symptoms before you end up with permanent nerve damage. Simply dropping the squats before you DL isn't really getting at the root cause.
For now rest, ice, and antiflammatory meds are probably needed to get things calmed down. If you can post some video, we might be able to get a better idea if it is technique related.
11-07-2009, 09:51 AM
11-07-2009, 01:48 PM
11-07-2009, 08:42 PM
I read somewhere that he liked to get it all over with in the one session therefore giving his posterior chain time to heal before his next session a week later, rather than doing a seperate session for deads and one for squats, which basically means you're screwed all week. Makes sense, although saying that I tried something similar and screwed my hips up after about 6 weeks of it but each to their own.
11-07-2009, 09:08 PM
11-08-2009, 03:11 PM
but semibullic thats a good point giving it time to recover.. i use to do ME Deads and ME bench sunday and monday back to back and then have two DE days and the rest of the week off.
But i been doing Dynamic Squats 8 x 3 then my backs kinda sore but not really then for assistance for lower back i do knee high rack pulls 3 x 5 it pumps my lower back up pretty good and then i dont have to do them a seperate day. so i see where he is coming from.
11-08-2009, 11:31 PM
11-09-2009, 12:47 PM
The numbness and tingling your feeling is just what (jayhawkk & SRS2000) said from inflammation. It's caused by nerves getting pinched. If you have this feeling for more than a few days, You need to get your self into a DR. ASAP this is a sign that you body could have el irreversible damage if you don't act on this fast. I'm not trying to scare you, I had a very similar issue but my numbness and tingling was from my back to my feet. In fact I had a compressed disc with a fragmentation (L4-L5).
Ice pack and heat pack your back and get on some IBU 800mg on a full stomach.
11-09-2009, 01:31 PM
I am feeling better, my low back is still a bit sore, but I had deadlifts on wens, and dynamic rows sat, I dropped wensdays and saturdays squats. ( I need to reset my schedule back to MWF) tingling is gone, however for the longest time even before being a Bodybuilder I can remember my big toe and toe next to it always being cold/numb I called it mr deeds feet lol, I will be checking this out, I have squats today and if they dont feel right im stopping them for awhile
11-09-2009, 02:20 PM
12-10-2012, 01:48 AM
12-10-2012, 06:52 PM
Your back is not something to mess around with, especially if you are serious about bodybuilding, as a career, a hobby, or just a lifestyle.
Mckenzie Exercises For Sciatica | LIVESTRONG.COM
Looks like it is most effective along with specific exercise and treatment from a PT.
I was actually given a few of these stretches when I dislocated my sacroiliac joint and damaged my sciatic nerve. Never knew they were from this Mckenzie guy though.
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