Originally Posted by BendtheBar
Any back issues on that vertical?
I am intentionally keeping them slow and light to start. I am working on finding proper foot placement so that I can get maximum effect without risking the back. It is real easy to round and lift to push more, so I am focusing on keeping back flat on back rest and just pushing with the legs. I am thinking that I may need to paint some sort of mark for my feet to ensure I get proper placement each time. It is amazing how an much of a difference a few mm can make. I will probably just use the machine as a finisher, rather than a primary exercise. That will allow me to keep weights lighter and reps higher and not force any back issues.... I hope.
David, Husband, Father, Pastor
(Yasen Miroslav Zavadil)
OBX Open August, 2014:
Squat 308 PR
Deadlift 402 PR
Total - 886 at 50 yrs 199.6 lbs
Shooting for a 900+ total for next meet. (see quote below)
"If there is nothing you can improve on, your standards are too low!" - BAMA Strength Coach Scott Cochran
1Co 9:27 But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified