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Question for Steve Edwards - Lower Back Issue
I just got P90X as a Christmas gift and have been using the Power 90 and 10 minute workout prior to getting this gift. I am in good shape but have a question regarding P90X. I sustained a lower back injury years ago (herniated disc) and wonder if I can still do P90X provided I go easy in the areas that require a lot of lower back movement/bending and still get results ? If Steve or anyone can provide any suggestions that would be great. I was reviewing some of the workouts and there are several I would consider avoiding.

Thanks
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RE: Question for Steve Edwards - Lower Back Issue
2/8/13 7:48 PM as a reply to Remmy50.
I have been doing P90X for three weeks now and have avoided moves that could aggravate my old disc injury. So far so good. I love the work out and all the different work out moves that Tony has laid out.
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RE: Question for Steve Edwards - Lower Back Issue
2/11/13 6:23 PM as a reply to Remmy50.
I have 3 herniated discs in my lower back.
The doctor asked me if I was an olympic athlete, or a construction worker... because those are the types of people that have the severity of the problem I have. I am neither - I am an IT. LOL

That said, I did P90x, and now Insanity.
There are two things that helped me IMMENSELY.
First - stretching was a benefit.
Second - and even more so - Hanging! Yes, hanging! I hung on my pull up bar for as long as I could. It stretched out the vertibrae in my back and after a few days, I rarely had the pain in my back again.

Give it try - it cost me nothing, and worked very, very, well...

Dom
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RE: Question for Steve Edwards - Lower Back Issue
2/15/13 11:02 PM as a reply to DomCampbell.
Thanks for the advice Dom. I do have an inversion table that I hang from time to time and it certainly does help. I have one disc that is bad from water skiing years ago. Love P90X. I am an avid stand up paddle boarder and it is making me faster and stronger for racing.
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RE: Question for Steve Edwards - Lower Back Issue
2/16/13 2:54 AM as a reply to Remmy50.
I, too, have lower back issues--two herniated discs. The only thing that bothered me when I did my first round of P90X was the high impact stuff like some of the moves in the Plyo workout. I either modified a move to take out the impact or I substituted a different move that worked the same muscles. The other workout that is a bit of a problem for me is Ab Ripper X. Most of those moves really aggravate my lower lumbar. I modify most of those workouts to reduce any discomfort I feel.

I recently started to see a chiropractor, and I my back is feeling a bit better throughout the workouts. I am considering using the core workouts to help my back out a bit more. I need to see if I can fit it into the standard P90X workout schedule.

Anyway, I simply wanted to chime in on a topic that I am pretty familiar with. Hope your back is not hindering your progress. How is Ab Ripper X for you?
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RE: Question for Steve Edwards - Lower Back Issue
2/16/13 9:15 AM as a reply to Remmy50.
Remmy, yeah I couldnt afford to buy an inverted table, so I just used my chin up bar, and it still worked like a charm! emoticon Also too, core exercises over time will also help as well. Just take it easy going into it in the beginning and dont over extend yourself. ;)
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RE: Question for Steve Edwards - Lower Back Issue
2/17/13 7:44 PM as a reply to DomCampbell.
I am not using the AB Ripper since most of those exercises would affect my back the next day. The plyo cd doesn't cause me any problems. So I am modifying where it I know I will have
problems. Overall - P90X works for me. I need to start working the nutritional part of the program.
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