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Old 06-11-2007, 12:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Scoliosis, weight training etc.

Right, at 18 I have a lot more experience and knowledge regarding weight training than many others, but I have some questions I would like to ask people who may be more experienced than me.
I have a Scoliosis in my spine, not a serious one, or one that prevents me training,but it is a worry I have as I have progressively gotten stronger and the weights I use have gotten heavier.
I also feel that weights are not the best way to train as a fighter, and even though they are not the main focus of my training, that I could cut them out and stick to body weight exercises like pull ups, press ups squats etc.
Look at Fedor, he doesn't even weight train.
Anyway, anyone with experience replacing weight training with other forms of exercise, or even vice versa, or anybody who has had back problems input would be great to hear.
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Old 06-11-2007, 05:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would also like o know this. I also have scoliosis. Not severe but I hunch my back alot and have back problems sometimes.
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Old 06-14-2007, 02:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I had no idea what scoliosis was before I googled it. Seems like a medical condition rather than a sports related problem.

However if the problem can be solved by simply strengthening your back up, then the exercise I attribute to giving me my strong muscles down my spine is squats.

It might not be a good idea for you depending on your current muscle developement. If that was the case Id suggest going swimming.

Im not a Doctor or have any experience with this condition but Id try to keep a positive outlook in search for something which works for you. If in doubt take it easy.
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I do think this is something you should take up with a Doctor or a Professional Trainer who has had experience in this area. The last thing you need is someone on here to give you the wrong advice and you end up messing something up. Best of luck to you.
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I do think this is something you should take up with a Doctor or a Professional Trainer who has had experience in this area. The last thing you need is someone on here to give you the wrong advice and you end up messing something up. Best of luck to you.

Thats the truth bro. Most people on this site are cool dudes with lots of info...

but most of the people on this site like to get drunk.

so...

Id speak to a pro
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Most doctors don't care, they say 'Well you have stopped growing so it shouldn't get any worse, ummmm, yeah....thats 200 for the x-rays and 100 for the 4 minute appointment'' I know isn't too serious because mine is pretty much unnoticeable unless I am shirtless and slouching, and it gives me no pain.
I can't afford a personal trainer.

Right now I weight train a huge amount, with emphasis on my legs and back muscles. This is more a question about peoples training methods for fighting though.
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So do u both have a curvature which makes you slouch forward? In a squat I keep my back straight. Ive pulled a muscle 2 times in the gym and it was both on squats where I leaned forward and let my back arch forward. I pulled my back whilst sitting in a car once too.
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No, my shoulders are not parallel though, butyou couldn't notice it if stand straight, with good posture, which I always do.
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One more thing I could suggest is stretching. Try the old one handed reach for the sky. Also I actualy do torsion twisting, cause I find sitting makes my back go stiff and gives me a little pain. After I stretch it feels 100% again. I put my elbow on my opposite knee to get a twist going, and usually hear a few clicks if Ive stiffened up.

Also Ive seen guys in the gym where one lays down on his side on a bench and another one sits on his feet, and u raise and lower your back sideways.

Probably the streching suggestion is the most practical, safe and easiest thing to do. I know if someone told me to go for a swim, Id be more likely to do streching and keep it up too.
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