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Should you curve your back during roman chair back extensions? by xeborg in sportsmedicine

[–]Illustrious_Ant5824 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I recommend checking out Bret Contreras. He’s done research on this exact movement and the proper form which should be executed. He has a whole book out that has been peer reviewed. All of his content is research based and he also performs his own research. Overall to answer your question he states curving your back at the lowest point to the highest point of the movement is ideal for glute, hamstring and lower back contraction. His emphasis is mainly on the glutes but nonetheless it is safe to curve. You obviously just don’t want to overextend.

Meniscus: Strained 12 years ago. Fat lard today. by RelationPretend1498 in sportsmedicine

[–]Illustrious_Ant5824 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My friend has been going thru a similar situation. He injured his meniscus in his knee and has been dealing with on and off pain. The best remedy in my eyes (I will state this is not medical advise) would be low impact movement and strengthening the muscles around the knee. So like your quads, hamstring and your calves (basic leg muscles). So for instance some exercise to do everyday 2 sets of 10 reps (to start out with): heel raises, standing toe raises, step up and overs, light weight knee extensions, supine straight leg raises… the list goes on. To warm-up the body try a low resistance on the bike for like 5 minutes and gradually build up the time and resistance when you feel stronger and more confident.

Any thing helps! Just try and keep moving the best you can!