Our expert says:
Hi Mary Ann
I hate to pass the buck, but you need to see a consultant in the gym who can advise you first hand on the exercises you should avoid, and more importantly, the correct technique to use for the ones you can do. Any exercise, provided you do it correctly, should be OK, because you wouldn't load the back. For example, doing a squat may be incredibly dangerous, or it may be 100% safe, all depending on your technique. Same goes for leg press, bench press, lunges, you name it. So it's most important that you are assessed and advised before you start this training programme.
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