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ankylosing spondylitis and the Military press

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Hello.

Thought I'd share a training tip for ankylosing spondylitis

sufferers. If you have AS you know we tend to bend our knees,

in order to keep an upright torso, other wise we'd be

walking around looking at the ground all day.

That's assuming your like me, I never had my AS diagnosed

for about 20yrs, so I lost some upper back mobility that I can't get

back. Anyway here's the tip for the standing press.


Focus on keeping your knees as strait as possible.

Unrack the barbell, plant your feet,

Flex your quads really hard, take a deep breath and press.

You must keep your legs strait threw out the whole movement , to provide a stable platform

to press from. This technic helped me P.R. my press

up to 100 kilos, a long time goal, that and a little dbal, lol.

This technic may seem obvious to most people, but for AS

sufferers we have to focus on keeping an upright posture.

And that starts from the legs on up.

Hope this helps.
 
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Good tip Pewbert. Thanks. Fortunately, i haven't progressed to that stage yet. Currently i have minor degeneration in my SI joints, plus stabbing pain in my thoracic spine 24/7.
 
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Hello android.exe


Sorry to hear about the stabbing pain in your Thoracic spine

Reminds me of my mid 20's

The pain in my upper back was terrible

The pain continued until age forty when I started looking for help

I started taking the drug Humira 3yrs ago

Are you taking anything for your AS? You mite be suffering for no reason

When where you diagnosed?

The stabbing pain in your Thoracic spine Is not going to get better

It is only going to get worse

Please take my word for it



-Pewbert
 
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Ya, i'm on Humira. Doesn't seem to be helping much. I was diagnosed about an year ago. I was 28-29 when this pain started and would not go away - at first i thought may be i pulled something while working out, but nope, It progressively started to get worst. So after being in pain for three years, trying all possible NSAIDs, i was refereed to a Rheumatologist. She knew what was happening right away. I tested positive for HLA-B27. I am 33 currently - and fighting this pain everyday.
 
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