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Discussion in 'Media Threads' started by John Stone, Feb 1, 2004.
ROFL... That would drive me insane.
Hah, I've been working at home a lot lately and I'm starting to feel like you. It's a hassle to go out.
Dave's foot comment with the ball is also a good one. I read one place where after doing a foot release on a ball, you actually get more hamstream/back ROM immediately. Kind of weird.
I've got a bit of plantar fasciitis that the tennis ball under the foot helps, but it's also good for the whole posterior chain.
Probably won't help in your situation too much, but it's a good idea.
Also, doing some work on the glutes with a Lacrosse ball (or equivalent) can help open up the hips a bit if you are having trouble with the low back taking over too much.
Yeah, the article by Michael Boyle that Gaz linked to yesterday really got me thinking about this. I wonder if lack of hip mobility is causing my spine (which should be stable) to move, and that's what's causing my lower back problems.
I've decided that improving my hip mobility should probably be the main plan of attack for combating my lower back problems.
Reverse hyperextensions are the hands down best exercise to rehab a lower back injury. I purchased a combo reverse hyper/glute-ham station for roughly $600 off of New York Barbells. The Westside reverse hypers are a lot more expensive, but worth the money if you can afford them imo.
You could also try strengthening your core with hanging core work such as the stuff from the Diesel Crew.
While I'm always more than happy to invest in my health, I simply don't have the room for more equipment. I think good mornings are a pretty good alternative to reverse hypers as a direct lower back exercise. I'm afraid that I don't really have much of a choice here.
For the past two years, I've used a foam roller for about 15 minutes three times a week. Half of the joint aches you have are caused by tight muscles and tendons - like magic, they go away.
OH YES IT CAN!!!! Rolling hurts like hell, when breaking up scar tissue. It's well worth the pain.
That's true. Starting out, it's one of those things that feels so good when you stop.
My outer thighs were full of hot spots that hurt like hell when I rolled them for awhile. Now it's not really that bad.
I'll consider myself well-warned.
Excellent workout tonight. A bit of back pain, but nothing serious. I'm icing now.
One new picture tonight, a bicep progress shot. I'm just a hair under 18" here with a bicep pump.
Decent lat progress, too.
great pic! definitely my favorite of ur bulk so far! lats look freakin massive!!
Thanks very much, Deja!
I can't believe that today's workout marks the completion of eight weeks of my bulk. Time flies when you you are having fun.
Five weeks to go. I'm going to make them count.
After working my delts and calves I completely destroyed my traps:
You absolutely MUST keep the beard. I feel like running home to protect my kids.
OMG! Did someone spot Phillydude in your neighborhood?
Those traps are looking pretty meaty.
They're going to be huge by the end of the bulk. Hopefully, you'll get the elevation from the front and side relatively relaxed view that you've been desiring. Even not, they're still going to look much, much larger from just about any rear or side angle and really tie together the look of your upper back.
The beard looks beyond awesome. Is Lisa warming up to it yet?
I really hope I'm able to get the trap height I'm looking for. I think a nice set of traps will make a drastic improvement to my overall physique.
The suggestions you made seem to be working, and it has not even been all that long.
Hah, you not only helped with my traps, but you suggested the beard, too.
Just what is your master plan here, Adam???
Yeah, Lisa likes the look of the beard a lot. The texture? Not so much.
Nice traps dude
the traps are looking more scary than the beard John, nice!
Now if I just need to get them looking like that all the time without a pump!
Hi John, just wanted to say your in great shape, but your most striking feature in that pic is your chest IMHO, yet Just out of intrest what you do for lower chest? with exception to dips.