Don’t blame your bad discs – help them!

Don’t blame your bad discs – help them!

Lifting, Neck Back, Recovery, Spine, Tactical
Don’t blame your bad discs - help them!  This article was originally published in The Raider Patch: Magazine of the U.S. Marine Raider Association If you've had a healthcare provider say your back pain is because of bulging or degenerated spinal discs, you'd expect them to tell you how to fix said discs, right? Unfortunately, I bet many people in this situation have been told this is nothing that can be done. Disc replacement is a thing, but it's nowhere near perfect yet for the lower back. So most doctors offer one type of solution: pain management. They provide pain drugs, injections, and sometimes even anti-depressants. Relief, yes, but not repair. While there is no doubt that pain relief is important so that you can go about your life, it isn't…
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Which Deadlift is Best for You?

Which Deadlift is Best for You?

Lifting
Which Deadlift is Best for You? So you want to tackle the deadlift…the King of Lifts? The deadlift is a total-body pulling exercise that builds serious strength and muscle mass. But you must pay your taxes to the King! If you are new to training deadlifts or are returning after an injury, learning to handle the load and generate the necessary levels of muscle tension can be a major source of pain and problems, especially for the lower back. How should you deadlift to get strong while avoiding injury? We recommend that you learn several variations , so you always have a training option when you need it. Here are five styles that cover all the skills you need to know to keep deadlifting: 1. Conventional or Standard Deadlift This style…
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