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Forum: Injuries 04-03-2008, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,144
Posted By Alfonso Bandera
Post Home neck traction: pre- or post- training?

For my pretty severe cervical stenosis, I have a little home traction unit.

Should I be using this pre-work out or post-work out?

What is the usual minimum time at the full (comfortable) traction...
Forum: Injuries 01-03-2008, 06:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,062
Posted By Alfonso Bandera
Re: Traction: for maintenance or pain?

Thanks....what other things do you think would be a crucial part of a maintenance program?
Forum: Injuries 01-01-2008, 08:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,062
Posted By Alfonso Bandera
Traction: for maintenance or pain?

I have a home traction unit for my pretty severe cervical stenosis.

Should the traction only be used for pain modulation/relief or done on a consistent basis for maintenance?
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 12-16-2007, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,684
Posted By Alfonso Bandera
Question Re: Flat feet and training

Me too...what is this POSE?

I have to have expensive orthotics on ALL THE TIME. If I go barefoot I'm doing the plantar fascitis limp in no time.

I've been doing somem stuff for IFM (instrinsic...
Forum: Injuries 12-03-2007, 03:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,489
Posted By Alfonso Bandera
Question Sore rib related to spinal issues?

I've had a sore rib for about 2 weeks now (I thought it was from wrestling/jiu jitsu though I don't rememeber a specific "injury" recently?).

Whats different about it this time is that its back...
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 11-19-2007, 02:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 13,351
Posted By Alfonso Bandera
Thumbs up Re: Disc Hernitation / Prolapse Thoughts and Suggestions

Good stuff....I guess this would be applicable to my C7 problem (stenosis)....see my other post.
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 11-18-2007, 01:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,975
Posted By Alfonso Bandera
Thumbs up Re: Working around cervical stenosis?

Jason,
This sounds like good advice. Thanks!

What sort of work do you suggest for scapular/hip stabalizers?

It has mostly effected my trapezius/rotator cuff on one side (restricting ROM of the...
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 11-14-2007, 04:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,975
Posted By Alfonso Bandera
Red face Re: Working around cervical stenosis?

OK....has anyone KNOWN anyone who has had to train with this back/neck problem? :o
Forum: Health and Medical Issues 11-11-2007, 05:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,975
Posted By Alfonso Bandera
Question Working around cervical stenosis?

I just wondered if anyone has had to deal and train with foraminal stenosis?

After a long time of major back, neck and shoulder pain (having to take off time from training for weeks at a time) an...
Forum: Injuries 01-08-2007, 06:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 15,270
Posted By Alfonso Bandera
Dang...today my back went out again! I'm going...

Dang...today my back went out again! I'm going to go to a PT to get worked over. :-(
Forum: Workout of the Day 01-08-2007, 10:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 13,422
Posted By Alfonso Bandera
I got one of those nifty Power Towers in my very...

I got one of those nifty Power Towers in my very small space. It has a pull-up, dip, sit-up, push-up and leg lift stations.

What would be a good times or "cycle"?
Forum: Exercises 01-01-2007, 03:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,659
Posted By Alfonso Bandera
Thanks guys. He does have 12 weeks to go, so...

Thanks guys.

He does have 12 weeks to go, so sounds like a combination of your advice will work for him.

I can't be with him all day to make sure he follows the HIT THE DECK program, but I will...
Forum: Exercises 12-31-2006, 07:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,659
Posted By Alfonso Bandera
A young guy I'm coaching is getting ready for the...

A young guy I'm coaching is getting ready for the State Trooper academy. He has lost a lot of weight and his mile run has really improved.

The one area I'm having difficulty with is increasing...
Forum: Exercises 12-30-2006, 05:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,403
Posted By Alfonso Bandera
Waterratt, I'm doing those assisted...

Waterratt,

I'm doing those assisted stretches/isometrics and I think they are going to help! I might have to heat before though. I need to stretch these out for a while before starting my neck...
Forum: Exercises 12-28-2006, 09:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,403
Posted By Alfonso Bandera
I got some input before, but just trying to get...

I got some input before, but just trying to get more:

After hard jits/wrestling practice (I've been out of training for a while) my neck is so tight I can't even look over my shoulder when backing...
Forum: Fitness 12-28-2006, 09:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,797
Posted By Alfonso Bandera
This helps Dan...how often do you do this?

This helps Dan...how often do you do this?
Forum: Fitness 12-26-2006, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,797
Posted By Alfonso Bandera
John The fasting intrigues me. HOw often and...

John
The fasting intrigues me. HOw often and for how long?

Is is worthless to do a 24 hour fast?
Forum: Injuries 12-26-2006, 06:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 15,270
Posted By Alfonso Bandera
Beau, Sounds like you have similiar issues. I...

Beau,
Sounds like you have similiar issues. I always played guard off my back upside down like Roleta or Pe de Pano, making it even worse.

Now that I'm 230lbs, that won't fly anymore. :-)

Do...
Forum: Injuries 12-24-2006, 05:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 15,270
Posted By Alfonso Bandera
After hard jits/wrestling practice (I've been out...

After hard jits/wrestling practice (I've been out of training for a while) my neck is so tight I can't even look over my shoulder when backing my car out. The pain is not just in my neck but in my...
Forum: Exercises 12-10-2006, 06:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,456
Posted By Alfonso Bandera
I try to be very strict on my deadlifts, but the...

I try to be very strict on my deadlifts, but the day after my deadlift workout, my back is so sore I'm terrified of it "going out" (meaning, I guess, a muscle spasm). I have to walk around gingerly...
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