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Old 01-20-2007, 07:41 PM   #1
Anthony Myers
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I'm not sure what my problem is, but I seemed to tweak/stiffen my back during the CFT yesterday.

I hurt at 405, but kept going till 435 cause it didn't really hurt when I used proper form.

This is probably a silly question.. because you would probably know, by the huge amount of pain, when your spine shifts or something.

thanks for the help
A scared 19 year old who doesn't want to hurt himself... too badly:showoff:
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Old 01-21-2007, 06:31 AM   #2
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First thing Anthony, don't do anymore deadlifts!

You may have tweaked your back, causing it to spasm, which is pretty simple and will go away soon if handled properly. I've sent along a couple links which may help you.

http://www.webmd.com/hw/back_pain/hw226047.asp

http://orthopedics.about.com/cs/hern...ptureddisk.htm

In the meantime, learn how to deadlift properly,

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Old 01-21-2007, 10:22 AM   #3
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Filthy Fifty has no deadlifts so... check

thanks for the links, I am symptomless :biggrinthumb:

I am still confused about whether I'm allowed to round my back, when doing the deadlift, or not.

I believe Coach Rip says you can, but others say no.

You have any suggestions?
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Old 01-21-2007, 11:45 AM   #4
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Whoa, there. Get a copy of Starting Strength from Amazon and read the whole thing. Losing the lordotic arch (rounding your back) is the easiest way to get a back injury. First symptom is when your muscles go into spasm as a preventive move to prevent damage to your spine.

I'm not sure whether it's in SS but there are occasional references to world class powerlifters who do round their back, bringing the spinal erectors into play. When you're a world class lifter, you can emulate them.

You can round your back if you want to stretch it (what I call a Kono stretch but more properly called I think a McKenzie stretch (help someone!)) but then you are using very light weights (maybe 20lbs to start. Start at the hang position and just curl your spine down as you lower the weight to the floor. Good for flexibilty.
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Old 01-21-2007, 08:52 PM   #5
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Good thing I'm a world class lifter...

That is where I got confused. In Coach Rip's guide to the Deadlifts in the CFJ, he shows videos of great lifters and they round their back

Still need to work on my "core" strength a little then... and my concentration, so I don't go back to my old ways.
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