If you’ve been following my posts for some time, you’ll know that in June 2013, I ruptured my L4/5, L5/S1 lumbar discs.


I have a series of blogs over the last 22 months detailing my progress:

Blog 1

Blog 2

Blog 3

Blog 4

Blog 5

Well, I’m happy to say that I feel my rehabilitation is now fully completed.

Since the start of the year I have been training with no restriction and indeed performing olympic lifting at high speed. In the last few months the strength in my lower back muscles have improved and I’m now approaching the pre-injury levels in my Squats without any spasm of lower back muscles.

Brando Squatting

Only my schedule has prevented me from getting on the tennis court (although I did get on court whilst I was in San Diego recently) and I am looking forward to playing a bit this summer.

If you are wondering how I went from two prolapsed discs to olympic lifting and playing tennis without any medical intervention or surgery (including what workouts I performed), then check out the previous Blog Posts listed above.

I now don’t get cramp in my Peroneal muscles (outside of calf) and the numbness in between my first two toes is pretty much gone!

If you know of anyone suffering from lower back pain, please send them my way (call 0203 239 2470) as I know how debilitating it can be and I not only have the technical knowledge and skill to help them, but have the experience of going through it and rehabilitating myself back to full fitness.

Until next time…