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Old 6th December 2009, 20:05   #151
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Deadlifts and Bent Over Rows would get rid of these back pains permanently
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Old 7th January 2010, 16:09   #152
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Deadlifts and Bent Over Rows would get rid of these back pains permanently

hi dear...
couple of months back we had a trip some 1200kms to and fro.. due to continuous bike ride i had lower back pain..due to my work normally i spend 6-7 hours on chair..please let me know if deadlifts and bend over rows would help me curing my pain....if not please suggest me some other good exercise.


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Old 7th January 2010, 18:20   #153
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Rather than taking precaution endlessly, it's best to strengthen your back. If you hit gym multiple times a week, do not forget to do 3-4 sets of Deadlifts alongwith Bent-Over Rows. If you're finding these exercises difficult, then start with Hyper-Extensions and Dumbell rows. Forget about pain, you'll soon have a back carved out of a granite if you hit these bread'N'butter exercises.

A weak back that starts to go bad is like slow and painless death.
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Old 7th January 2010, 18:28   #154
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I would advice Yoga over deadlifts for anyone who has not worked with free weight before.

Or better still consult a doctor before starting any exercise regimen. Especially if you have crossed 25 and the heaviest thing you have ever lifted is yourself.

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Old 18th January 2010, 18:24   #155
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I have been driving an SX4 MT for 1300 kms now and I feel pain on my right shoulder (precisely at the arm-shoulder joint), after an hours drive, every time I drive. I have tried all sorts of seating positions - with seat height adjustment, reclining the back seat, steering adjustment etc. but of no use. Of late I marked, the steering (column) is not located exactly along the mid line of the seat, instead slightly towards left. Is this the reason I am getting the pain ? If so ...I wonder what could be the solution.

Also I get leg pain on prolonged drive in real city traffic condition, with lot of clutch and brake use. Here again the distance between the clutch and brake lever is very less, as a result when I am using the both my legs are brushing each other instead of a normal angular gap.

Earlier I was driving a santro and I was not having any such problem, neither in the city condition nor in the 500 km long highway drive.

Utterly need some suggestions please.
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As you say, it could be because of the position of the controls and pedals in some cars. It does not cause a problem for all though, only to some people. It could also be that you are sub-conciously exerting more grip / pressure on the steering with your right hand. I found myself doing this as most of the time during city drives, resulting in slight discomfort on my right shoulder. I found myself resting my left arm on the gear shift and steering only with my right. Even while holding the wheel with both hands on the highways, I found I was exerting more strength from my right arm. Some correction in this regard helped.

As for the pedal positions, you would have to get used to it, nothing else to do. Though I liked the Santro more, I went for the Alto for this very reason. I felt a pain in my right ankle and knee after driving the Santro for a while but not on the Alto, in which I am able to rest my left knee on the side wall even while pressing on the accelerator pedal. This helps during long drives. This pedal position was different on the Santro.

I suggest you try different foot wear (i.e. thick as well as thin soled, shoes Vs sandals, bare foot etc) and foot positions while driving and reach a compromise.

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@DigitalDragon
I strongly agree with you. I faced the similar problem (pain on the right shoulder ) as mentioned by DigitalDragon. After a long research I felt as if im exerting more pressure on the steering with my right hand. Since I rest my left arm on the gear shift.

I also felt lower back pain in my WagonR after long drives (say more than 1hr). Once I drove i10 from Mysore till Bangalore without a stop and I didnt feel any pain. I felt the seats are more comfortable in i10 compared to WagonR. Now im trying to use some soft pillow in my car.

My co-brother feels severe lower back pain in his Swift and he has under gone medication for that but he is still not convinced.
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As you say, it could be because of the position of the controls and pedals in some cars. It does not cause a problem for all though, only to some people. It could also be that you are sub-conciously exerting more grip / pressure on the steering with your right hand. I found myself doing this as most of the time during city drives, resulting in slight discomfort on my right shoulder. I found myself resting my left arm on the gear shift and steering only with my right. Even while holding the wheel with both hands on the highways, I found I was exerting more strength from my right arm. Some correction in this regard helped.
I think you are almost guessing whats happening with me. Could you please share the corrections which helped ?

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I suggest you try different foot wear (i.e. thick as well as thin soled, shoes Vs sandals, bare foot etc) and foot positions while driving and reach a compromise.
Thanks for your advice. Will try this and see how it helps.
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Deadlifts and Bent Over Rows would get rid of these back pains permanently
Amen to that!!! It did wonders for me. Now i don't experience back pain at all.

The rule is simple, if you get your back muscles used to lifting heavier weights than what your body puts on it. The body weight can no longer affect it.

Moreover, doing heavy compound exercises will make your whole body stronger.

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I think you are almost guessing whats happening with me. Could you please share the corrections which helped ?
First of all I made it a point to hold the steering with both hands as much as possible. The next was to match the input from both hands as far as possible. For example I found I was exerting more pull / push from my right hand for moving right and left than the corresponding push / pull from my left hand. So I started to rest my right elbow slightly on the door arm rest and increase the input from my left arm. I also changed my grip slightly to hold the steering more towards the top half, rather than at the exact mid position. All these helped, now the discomfort is a lot less.

As you mention the steering wheel is oriented slightly to the left, I guess you are exerting more pull / push from your right arm, as it will be at a slightly more extended position as compared to your left arm.

As for the foot pedals, work out a perfect compromise between footwear and the seat position. A shoe that allows you to rest your heel on the floor and lean your knee on the side wall, while operating the accelerator at the same time, will be perfect for long drives.
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First of all I made it a point to hold the steering with both hands as much as possible. The next was to match the input from both hands as far as possible. For example I found I was exerting more pull / push from my right hand for moving right and left than the corresponding push / pull from my left hand. So I started to rest my right elbow slightly on the door arm rest and increase the input from my left arm. I also changed my grip slightly to hold the steering more towards the top half, rather than at the exact mid position. All these helped, now the discomfort is a lot less.

As you mention the steering wheel is oriented slightly to the left, I guess you are exerting more pull / push from your right arm, as it will be at a slightly more extended position as compared to your left arm.

As for the foot pedals, work out a perfect compromise between footwear and the seat position. A shoe that allows you to rest your heel on the floor and lean your knee on the side wall, while operating the accelerator at the same time, will be perfect for long drives.
Thank you so much for these quick yet effective remedies. Will try to follow these.
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Deadlifts and Bent Over Rows would get rid of these back pains permanently

sir, please refer to the link i have found while surfing
Bodybuilding.com - Bodybuilding And Lower Back Pain! - Luis Berrios, he is saying to avoid Deadlifts and Bent over rows
please let me know

thanks and regards
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sir, please refer to the link i have found while surfing
Bodybuilding.com - Bodybuilding And Lower Back Pain! - Luis Berrios, he is saying to avoid Deadlifts and Bent over rows
please let me know

thanks and regards
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What I mean to say is that Deadlifts and Bent over rows is all you need to have a hard as a granite back. A person doing these would never suffer from back pain.

Now back pain can be caused by various things of varying intensity. It will vary from one individual to other which particular exercise to stick with. Varying degrees of Disc Prolapse determine the intensity of back pain. Weak spinal erectors are one of the major cause. To strengthen the same, I recomend DL's and BOR's. Now if a person is too weak to do this, hyper extensions (body weight or weighted) are one of the best ways to strengthen your back.

I had a disc prolapse (caused by wrong execution of heavy bent over rows) 2 months ago where I feared I would never go to gym again - the pain was un-bearable and the whole thing was so scary. Right now, I'm doing these exercises once again, even with heavier weights. The muscle has grown up even stronger.

Same goes for back pain while driving. You can always strengthen your muscle to a whole new level and the best way to do that is good old hardcore back exercises. If a person is more prone to injury, he should never do these without proper supervision. These exercises have to be performed in a perfect
bio-mechanical way else they can backfire.
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Thank you so much for these quick yet effective remedies. Will try to follow these.
Well, my friend, did you find any relief from the pain?
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The rule is simple, if you get your back muscles used to lifting heavier weights than what your body puts on it. The body weight can no longer affect it.
A derivative of this rule : Lose weight? That has got to cure backpain based on a similar premise.
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