Tall Man Syndrome

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by ILLchief, 05.14.14.

  1. SDN is made possible through member donations, sponsorships, and our volunteers. Learn about SDN's nonprofit mission.
  1. ILLchief

    ILLchief 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    10.16.13
    Messages:
    215
    Status:
    Pre-Dental
    Being 6'5" has its pluses but I'm afraid as a dentist I will suffer terribly. Anyone with this same tall man syndrome have any advice/workouts to prevent back/neck pain during dentistry? I know deadlift is prolly the best but can't do that as my knee is still messed up from torn ACL. I sometimes feel a light pinch in the middle of my back from my full-time dental assisting job but this may be due to that my dentist is very short and lowers patients basically to the ground.

    Thanks all!
     
  2. SDN Members don't see this ad. About the ads.
  3. WastedTime

    WastedTime 5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    04.23.11
    Messages:
    427
    Status:
    Medical Student (Accepted)
    Just buy higher chairs when u start working lol
     
    ILLchief likes this.
  4. HaverfoodsDDS

    HaverfoodsDDS 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    08.25.12
    Messages:
    262
    Status:
    Pre-Dental
    I'm 5'10".....I'd be glad to trade you for short man syndrome....
     
    Dentalguy8621 and NMC2010 like this.
  5. AVB2104

    AVB2104 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    05.17.13
    Messages:
    1,081
    Status:
    Dental Student
    Verified
    Navy
    Since when 5'10 is short?
     
  6. HaverfoodsDDS

    HaverfoodsDDS 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    08.25.12
    Messages:
    262
    Status:
    Pre-Dental
    Touche......A lot of my friends are bball players though and are 6'3" + so I feel short....
     
  7. LaughingGas

    LaughingGas 5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    05.17.10
    Messages:
    1,689
    Status:
    Dental Student
    Stretching on yoga ball
     
  8. clutchfans

    clutchfans 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    02.28.14
    Messages:
    429
    I'm in the same boat, 5'10" but still schooling guys 6'3" and taller.
     
  9. CityRaider

    CityRaider 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    09.29.11
    Messages:
    64
    Status:
    Pre-Dental
    Chin up variations, or barring the ability to do 10 reps at a time of those, lat pulldowns.

    Rows of some sort. There's a ton of variety there so you can just find what suits you best (I personally like chest-supported rows).

    Any posterior chain movement would be helpful I'm sure - hyperextensions, face pulls, good mornings and Romanian deadlifts are exercises I enjoy doing.
     
    durden and ILLchief like this.
  10. Sublimazing

    Sublimazing 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    02.19.12
    Messages:
    895
    Location:
    the shreve
    Status:
    Medical Student
    Verified
    Dentist
    Have you ever done a no look pass?
     
  11. clutchfans

    clutchfans 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    02.28.14
    Messages:
    429
    I've made a no look shot.
     
    MBlue16 likes this.
  12. Troyvdg

    Troyvdg Dentistry not Debtistry 5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    07.13.09
    Messages:
    791
    Location:
    Bay Area
    Status:
    Pre-Dental
    That's called luck, right?
     
    AVB2104 likes this.
  13. clutchfans

    clutchfans 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    02.28.14
    Messages:
    429
    That shot was all luck
     
  14. Meat Gyver

    Meat Gyver 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    01.26.11
    Messages:
    162
    Status:
    Pre-Dental
    .
     
    Last edited: 01.29.15
    gn4 likes this.
  15. Meat Gyver

    Meat Gyver 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    01.26.11
    Messages:
    162
    Status:
    Pre-Dental
    .
     
    Last edited: 01.29.15
    CityRaider likes this.
  16. ILLchief

    ILLchief 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    10.16.13
    Messages:
    215
    Status:
    Pre-Dental
    Hah I'm not there anymore but I know exactly what you're talking about. Thanks for the tip man!
     
  17. Glimmer1991

    Glimmer1991 SDN Gold Donor Gold Donor 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    05.05.12
    Messages:
    3,501
    Location:
    NC
    Status:
    Dental Student
    No, but I have short woman syndrome. :D
     
  18. Troutbum20

    Troutbum20 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    05.20.13
    Messages:
    14
    Status:
    Pre-Dental
    I feel your pain! Granted, I love being 6'6 and I would not change it for anything!! Since you have a bad ACL I recommend a LOT of core work. Planks, ab work, superman's, and you could do RDL (Romanian Dead Lift) because it does not put stress on your knee.
     
    ILLchief likes this.
  19. raptor93

    raptor93 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    09.14.13
    Messages:
    41
    Status:
    Pre-Dental
    I'm 5'8'', at least one good thing can come from it, from what your saying
     
  20. dieanotherday

    dieanotherday Class of 2018. Yay... :)

    Joined:
    12.19.13
    Messages:
    433
    Status:
    Dental Student
    Are you on the slimmer side??? Where do you buy 34w36 length pants??? If you know the answer please let me know! Men's big and tall are generally for horizontally big people...
     
  21. hunterx2

    hunterx2 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    01.28.13
    Messages:
    223
    Status:
    Pre-Health (Field Undecided)
    lat exercises target the upper back. What you need are CORE exercises. That means lower back, abs, and obliques.

    Lower back- hyperextensions on a bench, bridges, supermans. Squats are good but it looks like your knee is messed up.

    abs- crunches, planks, leg raises

    obliques- side planks, side leg raises on bar.

    you can start with bodyweight and add weights, like putting plate on your back for planks, on your belly for bridges, holding a dumbbell for hyperextensions, etc.

    EDIT- I also like to decompress my spine. If you have access to a hang bar just hang there, its great for your back. If not, spend some time daily laying flat on the ground. It keeps it in neutral position.
     
    ILLchief likes this.
  22. Meat Gyver

    Meat Gyver 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    01.26.11
    Messages:
    162
    Status:
    Pre-Dental
    .
     
    Last edited: 01.29.15
  23. clutchfans

    clutchfans 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    02.28.14
    Messages:
    429
    I-L-L!
     
    Sublimazing, ILLchief and Meat Gyver like this.
  24. hunterx2

    hunterx2 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    01.28.13
    Messages:
    223
    Status:
    Pre-Health (Field Undecided)
    Oh and 2 more things.... first don't do exercises every day. You need recovery time, esp if you are doing them weighted. I train a body part twice a week max.

    Also you need good form. I know this is generic advice, but especially with core exercises form is critical. You do not want back injuries from bad form. Like if you're doing planks you need to make sure your body is flat, or bent upward very slightly. If you sag (bend downward), you'll put a lot of pressure on your lumbar spine, and that can cause a herniation.
     
  25. ILLchief

    ILLchief 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    10.16.13
    Messages:
    215
    Status:
    Pre-Dental
    yea 6'5'' 200lbs. seriously can't find pants long enough. biggest tragedy of my life... maybe @Meat Gyver can hook us up with a price deal on custom clothing haha
     
  26. durden

    durden 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    04.01.12
    Messages:
    37
    Status:
    Pre-Dental
    In addition to strengthening, stretching on those workout balls or that machine that hangs you upside down If you've got the space, feels amazing.


    Posted using SDN Mobile
     
  27. Meat Gyver

    Meat Gyver 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    01.26.11
    Messages:
    162
    Status:
    Pre-Dental
    .
     
    Last edited: 01.29.15
  28. hitmans45

    hitmans45 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    06.21.13
    Messages:
    225
    Location:
    Danger Zone
    Status:
    Pre-Dental
    Haha. This thread speaks to me. 6' 2" and I just recently been diagnosed with slight scoliosis. Back pain is a huge concern and I'll be starting physical therapy soon.
     
  29. ILLchief

    ILLchief 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    10.16.13
    Messages:
    215
    Status:
    Pre-Dental
    checking these sites out right now and i will definitely be purchasing a couple pairs. they look great and most importantly they will be long enough. this is a miracle! thanks for the tip
     
  30. Glimmer1991

    Glimmer1991 SDN Gold Donor Gold Donor 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    05.05.12
    Messages:
    3,501
    Location:
    NC
    Status:
    Dental Student
    For $625, these classic beauties can be yours:
    http://blueingreensoho.com/site/ind...facturer_id=0&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=41

    :laugh:

    On a serious note, I'm all about some nice, long-lasting, expensive jeans.

    Anyone have thoughts on True Religion jeans? My boyfriend says his are very comfortable... but it's hard to find ones that are "subtle" and aren't all 'blinged out,' for lack of a more PC description. He is a 30-32 in the waist, but not super tall (5'10ish). I'm not sure if they offer them with super long inseams.
     
  31. Meat Gyver

    Meat Gyver 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    01.26.11
    Messages:
    162
    Status:
    Pre-Dental
    .
     
    Last edited: 01.29.15
  32. Meat Gyver

    Meat Gyver 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    01.26.11
    Messages:
    162
    Status:
    Pre-Dental
    .
     
    Last edited: 01.29.15
  33. stomatology

    stomatology

    Joined:
    07.29.13
    Messages:
    238
    Don't normal stores have pants that go up to 36 inseam? I swear I've seen that number when shopping for pants with my BF.

    ETA: I just went on the Levi's website and they definitely have pants available in 34x36 and 34x38 even.
     
    ILLchief likes this.
  34. ToothbrushBuddy

    ToothbrushBuddy 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    12.06.12
    Messages:
    341
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Status:
    Dental Student
    Geez, most people would love to be in your (giant) shoes! Lol
     
  35. ToothbrushBuddy

    ToothbrushBuddy 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    12.06.12
    Messages:
    341
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Status:
    Dental Student
    Who would seriously spend $625 on a pair of jeans?!! I could buy a horse for that!
     
    y3nd0 and Glimmer1991 like this.
  36. Gregor Wiesmann

    Gregor Wiesmann

    Joined:
    11.13.13
    Messages:
    591
    Status:
    Pre-Health (Field Undecided)
    The store Buckle has a great variety of awesome jeans! You will surely be able to find some that you like! Rock Revival are my favorite pair of jeans I've ever owned, but they do have a lot of intricate leather design and stitching on them. BKE jeans are a little more subtle, but are still g.eat quality! Oh, and a lot of their jeans come in longer lengths, and then they hem them for free at the store.
     
  37. Glimmer1991

    Glimmer1991 SDN Gold Donor Gold Donor 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    05.05.12
    Messages:
    3,501
    Location:
    NC
    Status:
    Dental Student
    I wear Buckle jeans almost exclusively for myself... But they aren't quite my boyfriend's style. :D I do love my Rocks!
     
    Gregor Wiesmann likes this.
  38. dieanotherday

    dieanotherday Class of 2018. Yay... :)

    Joined:
    12.19.13
    Messages:
    433
    Status:
    Dental Student
    you can't get 34w 36l at regular department stores but you can find them online in specific fits (mostly original)
    levis/dockers will definitely have 34w and 36l but my husband is on the slimmer side so the pants usually look big on him
    then I take the pants to a tailor/alterations to pull it in and by the end of it all, buying new pants for my husband costs about 60-100 due to shipping expenses and alterations
     
  39. BabyShades

    BabyShades 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    02.22.14
    Messages:
    524
    Status:
    Pre-Dental
    My favorite pairs are True Religion and Sevens because of their comfort and style. The other pairs that I used to wear a lot were Rock & Republic, but their company were bankrupted.
     

About the ads

Similar Threads
  1. shoppe
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    682
  2. OhNoNotAgain
    Replies:
    12
    Views:
    1,121
  3. Mohd
    Replies:
    1
    Views:
    3,629
  4. narcusprince
    Replies:
    13
    Views:
    1,601
Loading...

Share This Page