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I was recently diagnosed with spondy after suffering on and off exercise-induced pain for many years. I generally hurt myself while doing explosive movements like snatches or burpees, after which time I spend around 4 weeks unable to stand up without a lot of pain, which gradually dissipates until I stubbornly hurt myself again about a year later. Now with a real x-ray and diagnosis in hand, I've banned snatches, cleans, and burpees, but my PT also insists I stop doing anything lifts where weight is extended above my head. The logic, she says, is that these movements put strain on the spine. I love my military press, strict press, and wall balls - they form the backbone (no pun intended!) of my workouts - and haven't ever felt like they were hurting me. Has anyone with spondy been advised to avoid these types of exercises?