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Re: Lifting? [Re: BeccaLynn8819] #272756
12/03/15 05:54 PM
12/03/15 05:54 PM
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Hi Everyone!

Have not been on the forum since 2008, so glad to be back - encouragement is the best medicine! Briefly, I enjoy utilizing our Total Gym. Purchased an elliptical, but my pain doc thinks it unwise due to total hip replacement in '97 and liner redo in 2010; also, have CD-rods and screws L4-S1 with a broken screw that causes 4mm movement in all four directions (lovely, no?!)

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Re: Lifting? [Re: strengthcoach27] #281124
08/24/18 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by strengthcoach27
I was recently diagnosed as well. Lifting has been my life for some time. For the last couple of years every time I touch a weight I get so much inflammation in my hips and hamstrings I feel like someone beat me with a bat. I am a strength and conditioning specialist and I can tell you one thing for sure. If it hurts don't do it! Do what makes your body feel good leave the rest. Find a sports med Doc or a CSCS with a certification in special populations if you want further advice on what to do and what not to do.


I really need to find someone who can let me know what I can and cannot do.

I've been an avid weightlifter since I was 19 years old. It's been a really important part of my life and, more than that, a part of who I am. But it also seems problematic for me as of late. Two years ago I ruptured a disc in my back (at the C7) after a weight lifting session. Since that happened I've had incredible head pressure and tinnitus in my left ear.

I tried drastically changing how I lift, focusing on exercises I learned in physical therapy and moving to lighter weights and more reps versus heavy weights. And even so my head pressure and ear ringing always seem to be worse the day after I lift. And I've been wondering if my weight lifting days are over? I don't WANT that to be the case but I also don't want to cause further damage to my spine.

It's good to see stories here of people who've continued to lift after being diagnosed with AS but I'm fearful of hurting myself further if I continue.

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