HIT Rob wrote:
I use orthopedically friendly movements, as well as movements that suit my bodytype.
How do you know that? I can see that some movements are not good for me - e.g. leg press really kills my lower back, romanian deadlift too. I have been recommended only isometric excercises for my legs for now.
I also limit the range of motion i use on my exercise's, lifting even moderately heavy weights through positions of disadvantaged leverage over time can cause a lot of unnecessary damage/wear and tear to the joints and connective tissues (check out Bill De Simone's work). Moreover, i use high intensity low volume workouts, this also helps greatly in reducing overall wear and tear (and is a superior stimulus for the body).
Can you give an example?
As for nutrition, i recently increased my EFA levels and eliminated all grains from my diet, i also reduced simple sugars as well, its had a very positive effect right off the bat, so much so that I've been able to half my pain killer dosage i take daily for low back pain. Another thing that i believe has also helped me is intermittent fasting, among the many health benefits that comes with I.F., it has a great anti inflammatory effect.
Ok, so what do you use as substitute for grains? Did you eliminate only gluten containing grains or all grains - rece, quinoa - do you eat those? Buckwheat is technically not a grain - do you use it?
I did a 10 day fast - only raw food and about a week adaptation to normal food. It didn't help much. Maybe IF is a better idea - so you basically have a day or two each week when you don't eat anything but water?
Hope this helps and best of luck
P.S an injury is like a pet, their not just for Christmas, their for life. There's no magic pill that will make them disappear, for the long term, its simple about training and eating smart:)
I'm also taking a non vegan additive now - it's called flexcode and it has hyaluronic acid, MSM, glucosamine and hondroitine and I'm not quite sure if it's good or not. It's not vegan for sure.