>>34511262 I used to do OHP with like 90-100lbs for 12 reps. The weight was lighter than what I should have been doing and thought it'd be a good idea to do them explosively. I ended up overextending my shoulder.
At first it didn't hurt too bad, so I just ignored it and figured it'd be better by tomorrow. The next day I couldn't raise my arm just a little bit without severe pain. I went to the doctor and she said it'd take two weeks to get better. It was bad but I can;'t imagine a lower back injury *shudders*
Fucked up something in my elbow a while ago. Never had it checked out or anything but it was pretty painful to even move for a time. I just rested for a couple months until the pain was gone and then slowly started working things like planche to strengthen my joints.
>>34511262 Did my back at work and squatted later that day. Got worse. Two days later I went to lift and felt a nasty pain there while warming up. Foolishly still lifted, power snatched from blocks so I was bending far. Next day I couldn't move for hideous back spasms. Went to docs and this female nurse got me nude and felt my back up. She told me I had alot of muscle on my back and just as I was thinking I was in a porno she asks if I pissed any blood.
Anyway turns out it was a pulled muscle that stiffened up overnight real bad. Two weeks of active recovery and heat every night and I was back lifting again.
When I was first getting newb gains I was putting 5 lbs on my squat very regularly. I got up to lmao2.5pl8 pretty quickly. I had terrible form. One day I was getting close to 3pl8. I loaded up and started squatting. On my last set I was struggling to get the weight up, but I didn't know how to fail properly (squat back down and let the bar get caught on the safety bars). I stepped forward out of position, like you would if you tripped on a rock or something. All of those glorious 300 pounds went straight into twisting my poor little babby spine. I grunted audibly, and I was immediately in painful discomfort, but I was able to rerack the bar. I called it a day immediately. I had been trolling /fit/ enough to know that I had already boarded a train that I would not be able to disembark from . . . the express train to Snap City.
I knew that my injury wasn't bad because I was able to walk. Every twisting of my spine was painful though, so I had to make sure to maintain good posture. I read online about how other people dealed with it, and it seemed that if I went to a doctor they would just tell me to stop going to the gym and to not lift anything heavier than about a gallon of milk for a couple of months. I simply stopped going to the gym for 8 weeks then eased back into lifting by starting back down at the bottom. I've improved my form considerably since then and I've never had any back problems besides that. This happened about 3 years ago.
My squat is at 1pl8 now, but there are a variety of things I attribute to this.
i have had numerous injuries, none of which weren't healed completely by simply waiting.
-sports hernia in groin/upper adductors due to my legs being too far apart during heavy squats -shoulder injury from drunken wrestling -tfl injury from, again, squatting badly -sternum injury from benching, not quite sure how that one happened
i'm sure i'm forgetting some, but i'm confident that all of these could have been avoided with a proper warm up and being meticulous about form.
My left inner elbow went to shits due to deadlifts. issue was lack of mobility so I couldn't have it 180 degrees straight, it was a little bent. god bless my chiropractor for fixing it, but I'm still not back to deadlifting
>>34511871 oh and i sliced my fingers open on a kukri knife and severed 2 nerves which are still healing. i can't do anything which tests my grip strength to its maximum such as deadlifts or farmer's walks, but rows and pull upsand shit are fine. it would be nice to have some feeling back in those fingers though.
>>34511597 Where are you from? I live on a small ass island too and my gym doesn't have a squat rack either. Was thinking about switching to the Smith machine cause its getting kinda heavy lifting the barbell up and onto my shoulders from the floor whenever I need to start a set.
No but i visited stab city yesterday. Was walking in my room where my neice throws all of her shit on the floor and a the straigjt part of the scissprs went half way through my big toe and the toe beside it.
Felt nothing until i poked the bottom of my foot and blood came flying out of it. Was kinda funny
>>34511335 same scenario except with squats. doing a warmdown with like 60% of what i normally do and was rushing through it til my back went BAZINGA (pic related) and i was couldnt walk for like 4 days without intense pain. so yeah back injuries suck.
Yup. Pulled both my groin and upper back when I used to work at a Target unloading trailers. Groin injury was the worst thing i've experience pain wise recently. Just had to take about three weeks off from lifting and unloading.
I have excellent form but theres been two occasons i fucked my shit up slightly l, both lower back. The first time i was squat PRing for 315lbs when i was 3/4 up and should have failed, but i compromised my form and finished the rep. The next day my back hurt not in a soreness way and i had to stop lifting lower back exercises for about 3 weeks. The next i was trying a diddly PR of 365lbs, same thing happened. I compromised form to get a heavy lift both times. I need to let my gainz cum slower
>>34514653 Iktfb. I was doing DLs and on the last rep of the last set my form gave out and i fucked my back to kingdom come. I was walking around with a brace for 4 days. Im 19 so i bounced back and was deadlifting a week later, but fuck me if those first 4 days werent a bitch
Used to bicycle with my dad because he's really into mountaineering, but he's a stingy fuck who refuses to pay for maintenance or to get the brakes changed.
Come one day we're going down a steep decline and I realize the brakes have gone from barely working to absolutely non-existent. This incline was located at the top of a very mountainous area so if I swerved off the road I'd get turned to mulch and if I reached the bottom then the iron fence would serve as my jumppad for a ten meter fall into a ravine.
Given the two options presented to me, I jumped off the bike halfway down the two hundred meterish decline. Fucked that up and next thing I know I'm sonic the hedgehog spinning at the speed of light.
When I came to a stop my shoulder was painted red and throbbed like a second heart. Limped back to the car on shaky knees and told him I'd never ride with him again if he refused to get it fixed.
Surprisingly the shoulder injury healed nicely after a few months, but my knee developed this constant aching pain that doesn't go away. Gets real bad after sitting still for more than thirty minutes and I try not to squat too much on it.
>>34511799 I feel you man. I was pretty careful before i ended up hurting myself. But since then, if i feel my form giving out on a top set, ill cut the reps short. Cuz its better to leave a little bit in me for one day, than be out for a couple of weeks
Very nearly. >Fat motherfucker >Egolifting on Stronglifts >Choo choo gains train ho >Get to 140 kg squat with double progression in crazy fast time (lmao what does the French skeleton know about gaining fucking weakcunt) >Set up to film myself so I can show the fitness people on the internet how easy it is to squat 1.4x BW >SKWAT >Try to do my usual dancing snake impression by curving my back into an S and stand up with the weight >Get one rep >Two reps >Three reps >Halfway through the fourth rep, summin ain't right >Slam the weight into the rack >Middle of my back has a warm feeling going on >Can't even bench because shit hurts >Check the video, turns out I was doing some abominable half-squat good morning bullshit >Spend three weeks only doing light front squats, no rows, no deadlifts, no heavy OHP nor heavy bench Also had to take an ego check on my deadlifts - I was hitching like crazy with 195 kgs with shit form. Now, 6 months later, I've surpassed those numbers, but with squats to- and below-depth, and deadlifts with a flat back, although I've still got a nasty habit of my hips rising first.
snapped cityied my back doing deadlifts, recovery took almost a year, never went back to the gym after that, started doing martial arts instead. sure im not nearly as strong as i used to be but my overall fitness is better than ever before, more flexible, better endurance, faster, better balance and so on...
I tore cartilage in my sternum doing dips with shitty form when I was new to lifting. Out of the gym for a month and couldn't do any chest exercises for almost 2 months. I still do dips but I'm much more conscious about my form now. I'm at the stage where I can do a ton of body weight dips and I should probably be adding weight but honestly I'm scared of hurting myself.
Fell forward at the bottom of my squat at 87.5kg a couple of months ago due to bad form, had right hip flexors cuz I was lazy to stretch, and arched my back too much in OHP that I couldn't bend backwards without my lower back having a sharp pain.
Noped the fuck out of snap city and corrected everything. All good now tho.
>>34511262 Well depending on what you would define as snap city Considering I've been to pull-city, sprain-city, etc I've found that the best way to recover doesn't always involve doctors, but trusting in your body's natural healing mechanisms In addition to this, seeing sports medicine doctors, or anyone who is good with their hands/energy is a big plus - depending on the severity of the injury. Also, these injuries, although they may seem random, usually come from not having adequate flexibility or strength in certain areas of your body I'm not well versed on this, but the last time I had my leg checked for a hamstring pull, the doctor pushed against my leg and pointed at one muscle and gave me exercises to strengthen it, and fix my posture, as it was putting too much strain on my hamstring apparently. They were hip raises, butt squeezes/bridges, I don't know the real names for the exercises but they are designed to get your hips to pivot forward and backwards more easily
>>34511262 >Use to like to fuck around sometimes and do Shoulder days after a chest/tri day >Do this for three lifting cycles >Shoulder inflammation >Every push workout hurts, cant do heavy chest or shoulders without feeling extreme pain >have to lift like a pussy on push workouts for a month straight >Get use to using smith and 20 lb dbs for that duration >No gains lost, lifts improve. But I'll never do back to back push days ever again
>>34516260 Yea I was doing body weight dips. I had only been lifting for about 2 months when this happened so I was full on skelly mode, so dips came easy to me. But what I was doing was going down to far on the motion which was putting too much stress on my chest, until during a rep I went down and heard/felt a large pop in my chest. It was game over at that point man
Tore my QL and strained my MCL during my last meet. Was supposed to be 505 on bar, right was was misloaded by 30 lbs. Stepped out felt wrong, but can't adjust because it's a meet. Went down and had to ditch the bar.
I broke my clavicle, cracked my shoulder, and tore ligaments between my clavicles mountain biking. I tried going back 4 months later but was weak and couldn't do full rom because my collarbones pop out of place now. I got discouraged and quit for over a year. I'm back now and getting stronger again but still can't do full rom. I gotta stick with it this time though.. Cardio killed my gains....
When i first started deadlifting i would pull 295 and pulled the muscle between my scapula and spine. A massive powerlifter was pulled lime 805 so i asked for advice he told me to hold my breath and not exhale on the way up. Havent hurt my back since.. I wish i knew this before pulling the right side 3 times and the left once. Now i can pull around 425
Got pain in my front biceps head at the insertion due to winged scapula caused by weak lower traps and rhomboids.
Felt the pain, figured it would go away, so I continued working out just trying to not push myself to the point where it hurt, but of course two months worth of pain later it still niggled, until I did a chest day and almost guillotined myself when I was benching 2pl8 and my left arm gave out.
Went to physio, got some massages, learnt a few new exercises to engage my weak spots. Shit was fixed in two weeks.
>>34511262 hurt my lower back pretty bad. Couldn't deadlift or squat for a good year. I became lord of the bench and sadly ignored my other lifts. Back pain went away for some reason and all of my lifts are the best they've ever been. Feels good man. I wouldn't recommend ignoring injuries though, just what seemed to work for me.
>>34517390 Nope. Do everything in the gym that you can possible do without that hand. Keep your diet super clean. 6 weeks is almost no time at all. Within a month of coming back you'll be back to where you were before the injury.
(and if you're ok with drugs, a light cycle would help keeping any size you have. Definitely not necessary though)
>>34511262 What you do, is squat very light, with like 10's on each side, and slowly build up that back strength again
When you can squat 50kg, you can deadlift 60kg. When you can squat 100kg you can deadlift 120kg, when you can squat 140kg you can squat 180kg. keep the squat the dead-lift ration like that to avoid going back to snap city
>>34511262 > First ever time working out in a real gym. > Forget to leave ego at the door >Try to outlift the big guys. >Pec Dec Machine >Full stack that bitch >Struggle to lift it >Once at the squeeze my pec and shoulders aren't strong enough to hold the weight. >It pings back and Snaps the shit out of my shoulder. >Still sore whenever I workout now.
>working out with football team in HS >coach makes us do C&J for the first time >everyone getting used to movement using low weight >coach adds a plate on my bar because I was a big guy >go for it >back makes popping noise, lower back , quad and knee hurt >keep working out >2 days later >back is now s shaped >go to physio >dislocated hip and damage to sciatic nerve >physio wrapped a chain around my thigh and yanked on my leg until it went back to place did the same thing again last week while moving furniture. fuck.
>>34511262 I went to snap city in 2014 in August. Squatting for my first month and my form was shit but never really understood how to fix it until I herniated my lower spine. In between L-4 & L-5, I took about 6 months off of squat, deadlift, Olympic lifts, and really almost all lower body or power back exercises. For those 6 months I could only stay in an upright position by flexing my spinal electors and glutes all day, any other position hurt, I got used to always holding that. It fixed my buttwink so I don't ever have problems with squat anymore and now my squat sits at 305. Have I left aushwitz yet?
Currently residing in Snap City, waiting for my ticket out of here.
My back wasn't feeling the best but I went to the gym anyway. During my last set of squats, I felt a stabbing pain in my lower back, and distinctly felt something squishing out from between vertebrae. It's a bizarre feeling, but when something goes very wrong you suddenly become very aware of your own internal anatomy. It's bizarre and kind of gross, but that's been my experience. I immediately stopped my workout, got my stuff, and hobbled out of the gym. I had trouble sitting down in my car and couldn't even bend over. I saw a doctor later that day and he confirmed my fears: I had herniated a disc in my lower back. He gave me lifting restrictions and told me to stay away from the gym for a good 6 months. That was only 3 months ago. I have been patiently waiting since then to get back to it, trying very hard not to let it get to me. I'm not entirely sure what went wrong, but I figure my form is probably not as good as it could be, and that I was lifting way more weight than I should have. My advice is to not ignore weird pains, leave your ego at the door and remember that what you are doing is dangerous. I feel mostly fine now, but I can still feel the injury. It's not crippling any more, but it is still noticeable.
>2014, may >did a low (30mg a day) cycle of dbol from january - march >came off, but during focused on strength gains, made decent jumps >got to 210kg dead, 180kg squat, 140 bench, 80kg push press >coming off cycle, pct rough, losing strength >come to gym dead lift day >feel tired as fuck >no job, no gf, no nothing - so gym everyday (also on a cut) >pulling 180kg, mega tired, SNAP CITY BRUH (finish the lift anyway) >go drs >two discs popping out, also trapped nerve resulting in never ending pain in calf
I stop going gym. Constant pain, limited movement in back, leg is fucked hamstring flexibility gon can hardly bend down.
>I spend 2014 and the beginning of 2015 working night shifts retail, and lying in bed. SUXKD DICK
I start gym up again in march of this year. Fed up of shit leg, fed up of weak mode, got mega fat, hate life uni sucks hate job fuck this shit gonna train
>start training again >focus on flexibility, buy band, foam roller, lacrosse ball and use them regularly >do the same stretch routine every session before lifting >get a gym buddy >really focus on lower back/hamstring flexibility - reverse hypers etc
come to now, september 2015 >bench 145kg x3 >deadlift 200kg x1 (today) >squat 170kg x1 >push press 100kg x1
Just learn your body - no when to stop, don't let ego get in the way, train smart, eat well, get mobile/flexible, use glutes in everything.
>mfw still no gf, still fat, no job >but train everyday like a motherfucker
>>34511262 In the first 6-7 months of lifting (eating at a surplus) I did OHP (along with squats and deads). My OHP increased fairly quickly, around 55-60kg I would get a stiffness in my lower back, I didn't think it was bad since it wasn't numb/sore, just stiff (usually deads would fix this). Then one day I try out 62kg OHP, 2nd set - 4th rep I felt a pinch. I stopped doing OHP, Squats and Deads for a while (4 months), my back stopped hurting and I've only recently started doing them again, but I'm slowly increasing and I don't think I will go over 55kg OHP again. I do a lot of my exercises sitting down now.
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