Ask Larry (LBPT): Lower Back Pain
By Larry Brady of LBFitness for JTG
Lower Back Pain
Do you experience lower back tightness and pain when you run? Maybe even a touch of ‘sciatica’? Do you feel uncoordinated and “heavy” when you move?
In this video we talk briefly about two basic dynamic movement drills, that our athletes at LB Fitness use before EVERY training session, and ‘why’ we use them.
1) ‘Groiners’ (To open up the hips and upper back)
2) ‘Inch worms’ (To open up the posterior chain and activate the deep core muscles)
N.B. Many young athletes, and us adults spend at least 8 hours sitting a day. As a result our bodies tend to switch off, and at times, our deep core muscles turn to mush. Thus we have no trunk stabilisation resulting in compensated running and movement mechanics.
Please note that these are movement activation drills and your strength programme should consider your weak points.
Question of the day: What exercises do you HATE doing in the gym and why do you hate them?