Had a bulging disc/slipped disc 3 years ago. I'm 22 now.
I overcame the pain during three years and even started lifting decent weights in the gym.But a certain number of sit-ups usually start to hurt.That is the problem.I need to/want to join the army.
I have been doing physiotherapy for about 2 months..it had its ups and downs.still haven't gotten o the abdominal exercises-crunches/sit ups.No doctor or therapist is giving me complete answers..they say it might be possible to be ready for basic training through back stabilization exercises etc.But do they really know what happens in the basic training?...cant say.
If there is ANYONE who has recovered from such disc herniation case(moderate herniation L5S1)..please let me know.Is it possible for me to go through the training and come out in one piece?..or will i end up with a broken back or worse..i had no problem running,doing push ups, pull ups or even lifting(in good form that is)..just the flexibility/sit ups...can back exercises really do the job?..are there any drills that are really hard on the lower back?..and do i have a chance?..if i do then do let me know..even if its 1 in a 100...i will make it happen..just need a little guidance.Any advice from a military personnel,ex serviceman,drill instructor,trainee etc would be greatly appreciated.If anyone has any info about the training exercises...or about ways to overcome this problem please take a little time to answer if you can.(and i don't want surgery,its not that herniated they said)
(Also i never understood how back stabilization exercises can help me in any way when doing full range sit ups)
For months on end I've thought this can't be all there is to life. Even though I am on the way to finishing my BA in European Studies with German(which I do in England), it turned dry for me from the beginning of year 2. I am now at the end of year 3 and will finish the BA next June. The language has been tough enough to do, even though I am currently an Erasmus student in Germany. I am tired of the degree already and realise I do not know what MA to choose and that I don't want a dry desk job for the rest of my life.
I've always been an active type. I was an acrobat for rhythmic gymnastics when I was younger and would have made championships if I hadn't damaged my ankle. Nevertheless, I continued to dance, to tap dance, salsa, and finally hit gyms every summer after study. I've now been recommended to train with the Les Mills Body Combat program I've been devoted to at my gym in order to eventually be a trainee instructor. This exercise is my passion because it gives me that dangerous thrill, the adrenaline rush, and brings out the fighter in me. I rant on about it with a big smile on my face, to the point of irritating my friends.
I'd really like to do something with people, with a team, something active. I am aware of the pressures around me from family etc to find a high-paid desk job, and it would be great to be paid well, but to sit at a desk every day and do something that doesn't fulfil me seems like a nightmare. I know I have qualities such as being a good listener, a great communicator, motivator and enthusiast, problem solver, daring, and very very perceptive.
I know my question might look a bit scattered but I hope it can be understood! I'd be grateful for any suggestions. Are there any jobs out there that are well paid but are looking for people with the qualities I listed above?
This is my first time asking in this place and I hope I am not making any mistakes.
I'm currently 32 years old and have a job. Ever since I was 18, I wanted to learn more practical (as in, actually applicable in bare handed self-defense situation) martial arts, particularly Muay Thai or Eskrima. Since it is impossible to find any place that teaches the latter, I opted the former.
The problem I have is that as far as my (very limited) knowledge and impression of this martial art goes, this is a particularly hard (as in, opposed to "soft" martial arts) martial art that results in a lot of bone injuries. Also, I've visited couple of gyms but it seems that almost every trainee is in early 20s so I feel out of place in them.
I've been running 10 km every morning and doing kendo (while this has been very fun to learn, the fact that this isn't really practical bothered me for a long time) for over ten years now. I have a relatively good cardio and have above average muscle endurance. Would Muay Thai be a good martial arts for me?
Also, I'm well aware that when taking up any martial art, it is very important to find a good instructor. What are important things I should ask him or her?