Unilateral Strength Training

I’ve got a bad back so rather than subjecting my vertebrae to heavy weight, I take a unilateral approach where I only lift  the weight that one side can manage successfully.  So instead of squatting 100 pounds, I’ll carry 50 pounds and squat on a single leg so that my spine is only subjected to 50 additional pounds instead of 100.  This is a modification that I highly recommend to anyone over 40 as wear on the spine becomes more of a concern.

Today’s takeaway is to do stuff unilaterally (one side at a time) to alleviate the spine from unnecessary compression.

Happy eating and training,

Dave

 

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