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    Build your muscles.
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    Maybe you are doing too much lifting through the week. I begin lifting @ 20 years old. I was lifting 4-6 days per week on a split routine (This was in the late 1970s). I was also working the oilfield as a pumper that required driving rough roads and lifting iron. I started getting some pain in my back. Not bad but a nagging slight pain that come and go. I thought I needed to stretch. I was into exercise too much to take time off. I ended up get to the point of having spasms and could hardly move, finally went to a chiropractor. Talk about humbling for a muscle head. I ended up having to take a year and a half off all exercise. I got fat and out of shape.

    When I started lifting again I was doing a Mike Mentzer short HIT lifting and made better gains then the volumes of sets and rep I had done before. In my late 40's I cut back to lifting only once a week per body part and my bench press went to 365lbs. In my 20s and 30s my best was 305lbs. As Mark Sisson has said, it's surprising how little exercise you need to do to be fit. Dr Doug McGuff has come to the same opinion with his Body by Science.

    Speaking from experience, do over do it and don't let yourself get suck into believing you need more then a couple workouts per week. That included distant running. Jeff Galloway, like Mark, was an Olympic marathoner running 20 miles per day. When he quite began doing seminars on marathon training. At one of his seminars was a guy who ran marathoners but only trained one day per week, because his job didn't allow for weekday running. He'd just do one long run on the weekend. He said he never hit the 20 mile wall in a race. Galloway changed how taught to running only 3 days per week.

    I don't want you to make a similar mistake that I did by abusing your back and paying for it from now on. I'm 55 and mine still gives me problems to this day. Today I lift once per week, mostly on Cybex. I have to use the entire stack of plates on all the machines except wide grip pull downs and rows. The leg press is 390lbs and have to go up to 30-35 reps. I need more weight.

    I sure you can tell, I'm trying to drive home a point. It looks to me that you are making a similar mistake I made are your age. With the exercise and your job you might be over doing it on your back.
    Would I be putting a grain-feed cow on a fad diet if I took it out of the feedlot and put it on pasture eating the grass nature intended?

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    My masseur recommended Somatics, available on Amazon. It's a series of fairly simple retraining exercises for posture. The first set helped my back pain tremendously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Perfidy View Post
    lol I love posting this all the time

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    hey hey hey hey -smoke weed every day...................... Classic
    "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

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    Remember to lift properly !!!!! use your knees !!!!!!!
    and I am a believer in strong core muscles helping your back -
    "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

    ...small steps....

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    My chiropracter gave me several good exercises for low back pain that worked. The all involve stretches and the main muscles to stretch are those along the spine. Here's one:
    Lay on your back, legs straight. Raise the right knee, then grab it with your hands and raise it as close to your shoulder as possible. Hold to a count of 10. Release and lower slowly. 5 times with each leg.

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    This is like listening to vegans talk about saturated fat.

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    FOAM ROLLER. Best investment ever.

    Powerlifting has certainly improved my posture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rojo View Post
    This is like listening to vegans talk about saturated fat.
    meaning ?????? .......................
    "never let the truth get in the way of a good story "

    ...small steps....

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    A lot of back problems result from muscular imbalances and a lack of pelvic stability. My trainer reckons it is the most common thing he sees.

    I'd go see a physio or find yourself a trainer who can help you rehab. I'd watch yourself lifting weights until you've got it sorted...don't want to do even more damage. I lose count of the guys I see in the gym and think "ouch, you're going to hurt yourself there man!" (not that I'm suggesting that you don't know what you're doing in the gym, of course )

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