rsd147

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About rsd147

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  1. I have thought about crossfit tbh but looking for a routine is proving difficult
  2. Thanks for this. How would you go about doing this?
  3. Is there a type of training I could do though in the gym? I cycle and play football as it is just wondered if there something out there.
  4. Anyone?
  5. What type of training should you do to be all round athlete....I have done strength training for some time but since injuring my back I want to totally change my style of training. I am looking at trying to be an all rounder, would like to improve my fitness, be functional and stay relatively strong. Any recommendations?
  6. So just an update.... Managed to get a cancellation on the NHS physio and was seen Tuesday to be told the same thing that something has triggered the sciatic nerve pain so I have been given some further stretches which hopefully will help and will need to go back in 3 weeks. Work on more rotation and leaning forward. Also on Tuesday I went for a Deep tissue/sports massage (also Rehabilitation Practitioner) and I told him my pains and what I think has caused it from Squatting and deadlifting. He asked me to do a squat and observed that I slightly lean on my left side (Almost like a S shape as I go out, then in) which may have triggered the pain. He said my back was very stiff and tight so he has relieved some of the stiffness and pain. He thinks this is causing pain on the sciatic nerve. Told me to go away work on my squat with just the bar, lunges, Kettlebell swings and rotation work like the NHS physio suggested. Any ideas on what you think to this? Since Tuesday, It felt really good, best it has felt in 9 weeks, however, I did some squats this morning, very slow and controlled using just the bar trying to ensure I am not leaning on any side but I in a little pain now in the back. Would you think this is normal or should I lay off them?
  7. Anyone?
  8. So around 8 weeks ago I went to the doctors with lower back pain. Hurt to squat, deadlift and in general was very painful. He suggested it was the sacroiliac joint and prescribed me with naproxen 500mg and gave me some exercises to do. He said if the pain hasn't cleared up, then get in touch. In the meantime a mate of mine in the gym who is a physio examined me and believed it could be a bulging disc so did some work on the area and gave me some stretches and told me to avoid any lower body/OHP work. As it wasn't really getting any better to be honest (Did have some good days) I have been back to my doctors and awaiting an appointment for physio and hoping for a scan but still awaiting an appointment as I needed to go down proper channel rather than seeing a friend. It is driving me crazy, 8/9 weeks on and to be honest it feels worse, pain is horrific when standing up and first set off walking for while, pain through left buttock, all the way down my calf. Constant achy pain and sudden movements are really painful. As weird as it sounds, feels sometimes like it is dislocated :/ and find naproxen is not helping. Is there anything people recommend or feel it could be as I know it has got worse? Thanks
  9. Yes tight hamstrings why?
  10. So about 4 weeks ago I suffered a back problem, not sure how I did it, am guessing squats and deadlifts over time as I do both twice a week heavish. Went to my GP over two weeks ago who said it was the sacroiliac joint. He gave me naproxen and told me to avoid any lower body work. Since then I have been seeing a physio I know who is 99% sure it is a lower lumbar disc problem (bulging disc). He has given me some stretches to do and often manipulates it to try and open up the disc. Just wondered how long this type of injury takes to heal? Its frustrating me so much that I cannot do any lower body work and it sort of feels like its getting better but still aches constantly especially now my naproxen has finished.
  11. Hi, Been tracking my cals/macros for at least five years now. I do this religiously including weighing foods and I think its annoying as I feel the need to break the habit. I do not compete and do not intend too so it is just for enjoyment and to ensure I hit targets in the gym e.g. hitting PB's on compound lifts. Anyone not track? How have others stopped tracking as I think I will struggle to stop (almost an addiction) and will think automatically that I will drop muscle straight away. Don't get me wrong there are the odd days here and there where I do not track at all. If I go on a night out, I will not track but most days I will Thanks
  12. Hi all, Been doing 5/3/1 routine for some time now focusing on increasing my lifts followed by another compound lift 5x5 at 80% e.g. Squat/Deadlift and Bench/OHP to ensure I hit everything twice a week. My strength has gone up which will be down to surplus in diet and a good structured routine. However, I do not intend to enter a powerlifting comp yet if not ever and I would like to look aesthetic/bodybuilders look so I am unsure whether I should be changing up the style of training? Was thinking of doing Alberto Nunez intermediate U/L.
  13. Hi all, Been doing 5/3/1 routine for some time now focusing on increasing my lifts followed by another compound lift 5x5 at 80% e.g. Squat/Deadlift and Bench/OHP to ensure I hit everything twice a week. My strength has gone up which will be down to surplus in diet and a good structured routine. However, I do not intend to enter a powerlifting comp yet if not ever and I would like to look aesthetic/bodybuilders look so I am unsure whether I should be changing up the style of training? Was thinking of doing Alberto Nunez intermediate U/L.
  14. I ate the same amount of calories and lost the weight. If I am losing on what I think is a surplus, should I increase my cals? Thanks @Ultrasonic @swole troll
  15. Its the 531 you recommended with the assistance work being other compound lift e.g. Military Press 531, Bench 5x5 at 80%.