Lifting with scoliosis

I’m worried scoliosis will give me an uneven body, I’m lifting for endurance and strength. When I curl my 2nd row left ab shows, what do. Got it as a teenager AIS.

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I OHP 2 pl8, front squat 3.5, and deadlift 5 with 45 degree scoliosis

    You need to do rehab strengthening/stretching based on your specific curvature. Also train abs every single day. Abs are everything, if they’re weak your imbalances will show while you’re lifting

    Also it is reversible/the curve can be reduced

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Tips on abs exercises? I’m kinda stuck with crunch or rotator machines or poor form hanging knee raises. I can do them but by rep 10 my left side does all the work while the right side I feel it on my hip flexors.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I just do 5 sets of 15-20 reps on the crunch machine. Slow and controlled, pausing at top/bottom. Train long enough (or just look at your MRI X-rays and do some research) and you’ll figure out what’s weak and what’s strong. For me:

        Left lat strengthen
        Right lat stretch
        Left side of abs/obliques stretch
        Right side of abs/obliques strengthen

        Facepulls will even out/level your shoulders/upper back. I also do them every session

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >45 degree scoliosis
      Christ mine is like 12 degrees and my shits fucked so I can't imagine how yours looks

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      holy christ what a champ. i have 45 degree curve as well and im improving my OHP super slowly because im scared im gonna go to snap city or something. I will train abs way harder now.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Not OP, but I don't think it's reversible at all.

      Do you front squat for a reason? i mean, is there anything wrong with normal squats if I've got scholiosis and hyperlordosis?

      Also, don't some core exercises train your abs? since they train your core? I thought it wasn't necessary to train ur abs due to training your core with compound lifts.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Not OP, but I don't think it's reversible at all.
        My doc straight up told me once you are an adult/stop growing it is literally impossible to "heal" a scoliosis without operation.
        I fucking hate it so much. One shoulder is visibly lower than the other, which makes the whole arm longer, my chest is rotated and my hips are uneven too. I look fucking freakish, only thing I try is cope with straight-as-an-arrow posture but it can only do so much if your spine (and everything attached to it) is crooked as shit

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          What if you go for a surgery? Is it making your life so miserable that it would be worth the risk of ending up like Ronnie Coleman?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            My doc told me "it's not bad enough for surgery"

            if ur hips are uneven, are u sure u don't have a leg shorter than the other?
            that's what happens to me, and a medical foot lift for my shorter leg evens my hips, which corrects some of my scholiosis

            >if ur hips are uneven, are u sure u don't have a leg shorter than the other?
            Don't know about that tbh, I never felt like I have problems walking or stuff.

            Just to be 100% transparent, I am not OP, just another anon with scoliosis.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              having a pelvic obliquity is pretty common among those with a significant scoliosis; a leg length discrepancy tertiary to a scoliosis isn't farfetched if you just think about it for a second. you're unlikely to "feel" a leg length discrepancy during your day-to-day but you can observe it first-hand if you do some simple tests: stand on a very slightly elevated platform (a book will do, anything between 1-2 inches thickness) on one leg while having the other leg on the floor and then switch up, you may notice that while standing on a specific leg you don't have to bend your other leg for both knees to be extended, feet flat but you do on the other. i've got a 38 degree curve and i'm starting to run into issues here and there. think of scoliosis as something you have to manage throughout your life and checkup with your ortho and get some imaging done every other year or so. there's a laundry list of problems that can occur down the line that you wouldn't necessarily expect. your musculoskeletal system has to do a lot to compensate for large curves and keep things level, it's not just a matter of your spine.

              i urge anyone that's on the younger side of things that has a significant curve (>30 degrees, multi-factored like a rotation involved, functional/compensatory curves developed) to seek out further education from a physical therapist and/or an ortho, do a round of rehab to learn a good routine to manage the complications, or, better yet, do both. if you're shopping for a PT then someone licensed in the schroth method may be especially valuable.

              good luck you wormy bastards.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          if ur hips are uneven, are u sure u don't have a leg shorter than the other?
          that's what happens to me, and a medical foot lift for my shorter leg evens my hips, which corrects some of my scholiosis

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      post body pls

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Just do unilateral exercises. Compound movements aren't gonna be your friend unfortunately. However you can still build a good physique without them.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      this. i always feel myself favouring one side of my body in compound movements no matter how hard i focus on balancing it. unilateral movements and training the weaker side extra is the key

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    That pic reminded me of Jason Genova, think he called it skullisis or something

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Bruh, did your dad fuck a snake?

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Do deadhangs and pullups. And work uo your back to improve your posture. That shit is not going to heal you, but it will remove some degrees from that back

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I want to grab pic rel and forcefully straighten it, I really really do. Imagine all the cracking sounds it'd make.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I bench 325 with scoliosis and my right pec is noticeably bigger. Feels bad man

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    These might help but only for mild cases like myself. Got mild scoliosis and misaligned hips but after an year of doing some of these have lessened the pain. I'm too lazy shit to do all of them and stick to ones i like

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    OP here mine has been moving down from 32 to 20-25 range since I was a teen. I will train core and back harder now. Thanks everybody. I won’t stop the grind.

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