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Power Jumps, Back issues
Power Jumps, Back issues
insanity power jumps
2/2/13 4:55 PM
I have a question and a warning if that makes sense. I did insanity for about 8 months the last part of 2011. Then 2012 rolled around and life got in the way and I didn't get much time to workout. I finally got my motivation back later in the year. I worked hard for a week and even though I had gained weight from the previous year I still was determined to work hard and get back after it. Now I am 47 years old but have always been athletic and played sports so I am competitive and love to push myself. I was towards the end of the first week and feeling good. I was doing power jumps and about half way through the last set when I came down and hurt my back. Now knowing that working out is sometimes painful I pushed through it for another set and decided I had too stop. As it turned out I herniated the disc between the L-3 and L-4. I am not sure what I was doing wrong but I'm sure it was something I did and not the exercise.

Has anyone else had an issue like this before? I have been 4 months in rehab and going to an orthopedic surgeon who incidentally does insanity also. I am just now getting back to doing just the warm up. What can I do to assure I don't have this happen again.
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RE: Power Jumps, Back issues
2/4/13 7:38 PM as a reply to idhunter38.
Oh wow! That's terrible. emoticon
I don't have a lot of advice for you other than to say that landing is so important.
You have to land soft and land toes to ankles. I'm sure that's what got you.
Just watch the landing.
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