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Old 02-25-2008, 05:58 AM   #1
Patrick Poblocki
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To Train Or Not To Train?

Ok, so last Saturday I "tweaked" my back doing deadlifts and have been in some severe pain. Since then, I've done predominantly cardio training (running, rowing, double unders) and some core work with no immediate pain, but a lingering pain afterwards (this has not gone away, but doesn't seem worse by light training). How long should I wait before doing other upper body exercises? I was thinking about doing everthing BUT exercises that directly involve the lower back (pullups, dips, etc.) How long should I wait before getting back into exercises that more directly activate my lower back (presses, squats, deadlifts, etc.)? Does anyone have any suggestions about routines that avoid lower back stress? I was thinking about incorporating some swimming. Thanks,

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Old 02-25-2008, 06:11 AM   #2
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Re: To Train Or Not To Train?

power curls and calf raises (use a squat rack for safety). i'm in the same boat as you. when something like this happens, it really points out how valuable a deadlift can be.
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Old 02-25-2008, 09:15 AM   #3
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Re: To Train Or Not To Train?

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power curls and calf raises (use a squat rack for safety). i'm in the same boat as you. when something like this happens, it really points out how valuable a deadlift can be.
Power curls and calf raises? lol. No.

How about work on your weak points like flexibility work and possibly upper body strength like pullups if you're weak at those or maybe handstands, handstand pushups, etc.

Get a deep massage for your lower back and read some of the other threads on this forum about managing injuries.
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Old 02-25-2008, 10:09 AM   #4
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Re: To Train Or Not To Train?

Nearly every time I have had lower back pain, it's been because I needed to stretch/work my abs - I do planks and Cobras.
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