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    "slouched" or "Hunched"?

    Hi all,

    Is there anay specific difference between the two body postures? (if we can even call them 'postures', which I doubt)


    And, as a natural disorder which one is used? (I thought "Hunched" would be the right word, from the film "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"...)


    Many thanks...

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    Re: "slouched" or "Hunched"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    Hi all,

    Is there anay specific difference between the two body postures? (if we can even call them 'postures', which I doubt)


    And, as a natural disorder which one is used? (I thought "Hunched" would be the right word, from the film "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"...)


    Many thanks...
    attitude or body posture

    Hunch means your back is arched, usually because you were born thus or you are leaning towards something that is lower than your shoulders.
    Slouch means your shoulders are drooping, usually because you are exhausted.

    Compare:




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    Re: "slouched" or "Hunched"?

    I have a hunch that corum is no slouch at vocabulary.

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    Re: "slouched" or "Hunched"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I have a hunch that corum is no slouch at vocabulary.
    Cool! I did powerlifting competitively. Once, during training, between the third and the fourth vertebrae, the disc slipped and burst like a balloon due to heavy weights. I had no problem with this for a while after I quit sport, my back looked alright, but when the first cold period set in, one of my muscles alongside my spine (erector spinae?) went into spasm. No freaking idea why. What do you think, Ray? I know you are a doctor. Amid brutal pain and after one month's excruciating pain, I had to go back to my country for operation. This whole thing almost paralized my left leg. So I know what hunchback means: a blast from the past.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwNlUTekYWA&NR=1

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    Re: "slouched" or "Hunched"?

    Accidents will happen:
    YouTube - Bodybuilding/Weight Lifting Accidents


    0:12 -- lol
    0:31 --

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    Re: "slouched" or "Hunched"?

    Quote Originally Posted by corum View Post
    Cool! I did powerlifting competitively. Once, during training, between the third and the fourth vertebrae, the disc slipped and burst like a balloon due to heavy weights.
    Dangerous places, gyms. I once hyperextended my neck whilst weightlifting - my legs rose, my shoulders didn't - damaging my cervical cord and had to wear a neck brace for several months. I was trying to impress the girl on the jogging machine right next to me. She was very attractive and wearing fishnet tights so my attempt was understandable.

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    Re: "slouched" or "Hunched"?

    Quote Originally Posted by corum View Post
    Cool! I did powerlifting competitively. Once, during training, between the third and the fourth (cervical, thoracic or lumbar? I assume the latter) vertebrae, the disc slipped and burst like a balloon due to heavy weights. I had no problem with this for a while after I quit sport, my back looked alright, but when the first cold period set in, one of my muscles alongside my spine (erector spinae?) went into spasm. No freaking idea why. What do you think, Ray? I know you are a doctor. Amid brutal pain and after one month's excruciating pain, I had to go back to my country for operation. This whole thing almost paralized my left leg. So I know what hunchback means: a blast from the past.

    YouTube - Mike Miller's world record 1220lb IPA Squat Video (553kg)
    That guy in the video looks like he could hold up some of the motorbikes I sat on this week (and which I would have bought if I was built like him!)

    Re your back: Given that your left left was almost paralysed and you've had an operation, I wouldn't really like to comment. There are so many factors - though I will say that muscle spasms don't normally cause paralysis. No doubt you've got a badly pinched nerve. Sorry I can't help.

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    Re: "slouched" or "Hunched"?

    Quote Originally Posted by bertietheblue View Post
    so my attempt was understandable.


    I have been in similar situations several times. I never failed to lift the weight though.

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    Re: "slouched" or "Hunched"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    That guy in the video looks like he could hold up some of the motorbikes I sat on this week (and which I would have bought if I was built like him!)
    YouTube - Kathi Béla polszkicipelés

    I know this guy personally. Mad!

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Re your back: Given that your left left was almost paralysed and you've had an operation, I wouldn't really like to comment. There are so many factors - though I will say that muscle spasms don't normally cause paralysis. No doubt you've got a badly pinched nerve. Sorry I can't help.
    OK. Thanks. My back muscle pulled my trunk sideways. You do not want to know how I looked like. The people around me saw that one week I was okay, the next week I looked like this:


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