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06-02-2009, 09:35 AM
 
Hey VRT Man,

Great post. Thank You. Strength and Decompression in the same movement. Exercise doesn't get better or more therapeutic than that. For therapeutic purposes how many reps would you recommend? And do you think there would be value in performing the movement several times throughout the day? I would assume that this would literally be another "Fountain of Youth" exercise.

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06-02-2009, 10:06 AM
 
Thanks John,

I do about 15 reps, just one set at a time. But you're right, I do this one set about three to four times a day, a few hours apart. Only takes a minute to do it.

This is enough to make me feel like I have "the back of a teen-ager."

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For what it's worth, I precede forward bending with back bending. In addition to the locked knee style, I perform the VRT deadlifts with slightly bent knees
 
 
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06-02-2009, 10:46 AM
 
A while back I had a pinched nerve in my back which affected my left leg(numbness).I went to the doctors,then a specialist which recommended I go on a machine to try to relieve the pinch nerve.He said it may or may not work.I opted out of it. To make a long story short,I started doing tiger stretch pushups I was doing them and I heard a pop in my lower back when i was looking up I only did around 5 since that time I have had no numbness. Not saying this will work for everyone but it is great for the spine
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06-02-2009, 01:23 PM
 
hey Guys,

I mentioned this in another post about training like an animal for lifelong pain free strength and fitness but the deal is that no wild animal EVER performs movements that compromise their spine in any way. Only human beings are dumb enough to actually think up ways to exercise that intentionally overload and compress the discs of the spinal column causing pain, injury, and disability. I hope that each of you will read exactly what VRT Man has stated above and put it into practice multiple times each day. It is one terrific exercise to decompress the spine and can be performed with the utmost of convenience.

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06-02-2009, 02:17 PM
 
Make like a monkey & hang from tree limbs
 
 
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06-02-2009, 10:30 PM
 
Hi,

I am now at least 2 inches taller than I was in late 2003, which I stopped lifting weights. I'm not surprised, I used to deadlift 200kgs at a bodyweight of 73k. I never managed a triple bodyweight deadlift, which was one of my goals. Never mind, with VRT I can lift much more than that & not have a sore lower back for several days.

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06-04-2009, 07:02 PM
 
Hey Friends,

The best decompression exercise is one that Mr. Peterson sent out in his Transformetrics emails. The email can be found in the Articles section of this site. Here is the link:

http://www.transformetrics.com/conte...sion-naturally

It's simple to do and yields major benefits!

All the Best

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06-05-2009, 08:24 AM
 
While I can't claim with rigor that highber hangs are the best, they are my favorite "decompressor". I often use grip support to prolong the hangs. Moreover, with my supported hangs, I can sneak in some ab/oblique work
 
 
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06-05-2009, 09:07 AM
 
VRT MAN - Thanks for this exercise. I've been doing it now for a couple of days throughout the day and it's working wonders for me. For the first time in ages my back's feeling great! Sure I still get some pain but it feels more flexible and 'young' than a few days ago!!

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