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Posted: 06 May 2013 01:29 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Hello All, so I recently sustained a back injury last Wednesday while squatting and deadlifting.  After consulting a doctor and physiotherapist, the injury appears to be disc related.  My physiotherapist advised I lay off any exercises that compress or excessively extend the spine so as to promote healing.  Given that I have not been to the gym since Wed, are there any safe exercises I can do while simultaneously saving my back?  I was also advised to abstain from any vascular breathing as it creates intra-abdominal pressure which can aggravate the problem further. 
Also, considering the injury occurred during squatting, my physiotherapist asked to see my squat form.  Apparently, I do the “butt wink” which causes strain on my lower back.  What type of exercises could I do to remedy this problem?

Thanks in advance!

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Posted: 06 May 2013 02:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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head to the mobilityWOd.com
Spend some time
learn about global extention
learn about creating torque
Apply what you learn to the most basic skills such as air squatting

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Posted: 08 May 2013 02:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Buy the book too:
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Posted: 08 May 2013 08:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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BobChase - 08 May 2013 02:32 AM

Buy the book too:
http://www.suppleleopard.com/

Totally agree, this book is amazing

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Posted: 09 May 2013 06:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Thanks guys!  ‘seems like i have a lot of work to do.  time to start from scratch…. :(

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