Alright, thanks a lot for the tip! I'll keeper going.
Alright thanks for the advice!
Thanks a lot for the advice!
Woops. I kept trying to respond on my phone and it wouldn't go through... I guess all of them finally did lol.
My back has been getting progressively better. I'm healing faster than I thought I would. 2 more days and I will be back to normal. No dead lifts for a little bit though
Well today my back is about 95%!
I am going to the gym later to hit chest!
Lol true. Think I'd be clear for chest?
Do you wear a belt bro?
No I don't.
You need to get one. And you should be fine to do chest. Assuming you aren't throwing 315 around and arching your back like crazy.
Why would one "need" a belt. That just takes the core stabilization away (by that I mean doesn't strengthen the core as much) which would ultimately lead to more back problems due to the weakened core muscles. Yes?Originally Posted by Jbeezee
Not when already injured. It would be like using a knee brace if you have recently injured your knee and aren't 100%Originally Posted by Jim2542
I was reading that to mean using it at all times...Originally Posted by uvawahoowa
I've never thought about using one. It makes sense to use one when injured but I think Id rather rest my back and let it heal up than support it and possibly tweak it because I'm feeling good.
Belt can help. I almost always wear one bc of back problems. What's really important though is your core. I like to at least do a light core workout before all major muscle groups, especially back. Will help keep your spine stabilized.Originally Posted by Becks18
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Emphasis needs to be on light though because too much will fatigue your core and lead to spinal instability.Originally Posted by Clemenza
Belts are for support. Wearing a belt helps stabilize your CORE. Wearing a belt doesn't take away from your core strength. I use a belt every back day and after rowing 185 and 225 for a few sets along with t bar rows the extra support helps. And erectors are still the next day so obviously they are working.Originally Posted by Jim2542
Yes it stabilizes your spine but using a belt to stabilize the spine takes away from the cores activation because the primary function of our core is to stabilize the spine. Therefore when one were to stop using the belt they would have a weakened core from relying upon the belt which could lead to more injury. Much like using a lifting strap takes away from the development of your grip strength which leads one to rely upon those tools.Originally Posted by Jbeezee
I USE straps and my grip is much stronger than what it was before I didn't use them.Originally Posted by Jim2542