Anyone here have experience lifting with Scoliosis? Is Starting Strength still a good program?
I recommend DDP Yoga in conjunction with lifting. It's done wonders for my back.
Gf has scoliosis. I made her a routine she can do at home, doesn't involve heavy lifting though. In the year she did that every other day, her scoliosis got much better and is now almost gone. She's a whole inch taller now, which is great, as I like tall girls.
So anyway, I'd suggest you go slowly, but do it. Chances are you'll improve your condition by a lot.
Wait, what? Your program made your gf 1 inch taller? Did it actually straighten the spine or she just fixed her posture? If she actually straightened her spine, that's amazing and I want that program, now.
SS would be a shit program because it has you doing that retarded lowbar squat that hides mobility issues and teaches you a movement pattern that is only of use for doing that squat and nothing else. If you already have a fucked spine, the lowbar squat is going to be even worse for you
i had morbus scheuermann which is pretty similiar to scoliosis, and I can tell you no exercise could've fixed it for me. Scoliosis fucks up your spinal discs, so you can't lift heavy without making it worse.
The thing that helped me was surgery, grew more than an inch and I can finally exercise properly.
pic related, just get it done and start lifting once you're healed
I had my spined fused because of scoliosis 8 years ago. I have been lifting for 3 years now. Shit ain't easy, but i gotta do what i want to do so i can live happy.
PIC related. It's me.
My legs are 2,5cm uneven and I got some scoliosis
Good advice would be to take it as slow as you need to. So if it hurts, take care of it, and always lift with good form, i.e. better than 90% of normal deadlifters and squatters.
If you take it slow, grind in the technique, you'll be able to lift just fine. Do heavy rows to help your back keep it together when you do deads
it depends on the amount of scoliosis you have and what causes it. surgery can be your best option but it can also be your worst option. you should consult a professional.
for me, not a severe scoliosis but enough to cause some back pain. my scoliosis is structural, caused by leg length discrepancy. i now have an extra insole in the shoe of my shorter leg to compensate for it and with that i can do everything fine. i just needed someone to watch me squat cause in the beginning i had trouble keeping the bar properly aligned (both looking from behind and from top of the bar). now things have p much healed up.
also google lamar gant for some inspiration.
>The only thing that would inherently be bad for you is deadlifts
he still has undeafeated deadlift world records in two weight categories
>dat short ROM due to back compression