I am 32 years old, and a few months ago I had a lower back pains which kept me up at nights, NSAIDs eased the pain but I was left with a mild pain in the lower back. I had an x-ray which showed a Lumbar Spinal Stenosis in L5-S1.
My workout routine prior to the injury was somewhat extensive including hanging leg raises v-ups squats etc...
Right now, with the guidance of a PT, I am doing a mild all machine workout routine consisting of pull down, push, pull, leg curl, leg extension etc.
My PT said I should only do planks for the abs because any other ab workout is strenuous on the lower back
My questions are:
- What workouts are suggested as ab workouts for this situation
- Is this kind of machine pull-push recommended for this situation?