Hey everyone, i'm back again. I took an entire week, may even be more off from the gym because my back went into a very severe spasm last Friday. I couldn't move on friday, but its gotten a lot better. This is sorta what happened to me: http://www.ironmagazineforums.com/tr...y-explain.html
^^ Guess it happens to a lot of people.
I had seen a sports chiropractor, and he spent few hours with me twice last week to help me back. In the hours we went over a lot of stuff, but one thing he wanted to emphasize for me was a belt.
I am 6t or 6'1, and he says my spine is EXTREMELY long compared to a lot of his other patients, or other people he has seen before. Pretty sure most tall people have long spines, but can't say for sure.
He said to have a belt for when i'm in the gym, if i'm squatting, deadlifting, or whatever else that it would seem smart to use a belt for.
I have read through:
Marat makes some very good points, and agree with a lot of what he says. I don't to weight that i cannot tolerate, i always play it safe. But now that my back is in a fragile state, once i get back into squats and deadlifts (won't be for another week or 2), i am debating on whether to use a belt or not.
I'm not going to neglect core tho, i will still work my core etc like it is in my routine.
Main reason i am asking this is because my genetics seem to be with a fragile back, Everyone i know in my relatives, my dad, my mom, they all have had back problems. For some reason our backs are very tender and easy to get injured.
Any suggestions greatly appreciated, if a belt is the way to go, what belt?