*Note* This has been one of my most popular posts on Quora, I thought it ought to also work for the website, so I’m re-blogging it here. Both of these multi-joint exercises exert incredible stresses on the spine, individual vertebrae and intervertebral discs, as well as core muscles, postural muscles and main drivers. If handled intelligently, qualities like fortitude, dedication and willpower are good and beautiful tools. Like any good tools, they’re reliable but only guaranteed to build and not cause injury if applied within their measured tolerances. When these qualities are… Read More
I’ve been diagnosed with idiopathic scoliosis. I have a 6.25 curvature in my spine. Is weightlifting dangerous for me?
You can work around pretty much anything.
Pros and Cons of going full or half a**ed!
Core exercises often are difficult, relatively complex, involve multiple joints and multiple muscle groups
What happens when you think it’s right in the short term, but forget the Long Game?
Nature wants to write you off. On the other hand, you may have alternate plans.
Payoff vs. Risk?
Both exercises are phenomenal, in measured doses, but potentially devastating, if pushed too far.
Injuries don’t stop you from training, they just make you smarter about how to go about it.