I couldn't use the machine in the photo, as the resistance pushed against my back making it hard for me to breath pain radicated from my back to my chest-I used www.rice.edu/~jenky/sports/back.extension.
I also do www.abcbodybuilding.com/exercise3/behindth
these make strong trapizuis muscles- and are what keep my back in place.. i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh54/Rena1965/
I do these really slowly..
and have advanced onto www.youtube.com/watch?v=T78xCiw_R6g
1 year to get them working 3 sets of 7-10 reps www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyKPdBDOuHM
I can do these but the bar at my gym is too high off the floor so I do 1 or 2 on the smith machine and
now do 3 sets of 7-10 wide arm supine pullups..
I am now painkiller free with a sports induced stress fractured c6-7.. The first year I was in pain- as I keep doing stuff I have good days and bad days.. I was using 1200mg ibumetin and up daily before I lost my weight and started strength training s-l-o-w-l-y..
I have to gear down some days and when I have a good day go at it.. I never know what my back will do, but I don't give up.. I also make sure I have extra mats doing crunches and avoid equipment pressing against my back.. Some rotation machines directly annoy my spinal problem- result up to week off the gym.. When hanging sometimes it feels a huge relief and I hear my back clicking when doing vertical leg raises..
Strong core muscles help alot.. i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh54/Rena1965/
I feel I have reached status quo.. My back is not getting worse and I can hold down my job.. I do have rights to a pension but I am too young to sit at home and feel sorry for myself..
Edited by: RENA1965 at: 11/6/2010 (02:38)