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,