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Back Pain: Insight into Strengthening

What I am about to cover may be one of the most sneaky types of ailments for any athlete or adult: back pain


Whether it happens over an instant, or something that you have developed over time, low back pain can be one of the most debilitating injuries you can experience..

However, what most do not realize is that back pain is most of the time a signal or weaker muscles.

If low back pain continues without proper treatment it can result in pinched nerves, arthritis, ruptured discs, sprain, etc.

Common treatments are spinal adjustments, mobility and hip strengthening modalities, and regular doctor visits.

This however can get pricey.

One of the best ways to treat back pain are strengthening exercises that target the back. More specifically isometric exercises for trunk and spine that cover all important motions of the spine which are flexion, extension, lateral flexion, and rotation.

Back pain often arises from weaker muscles that are unable to support aggressive movement respectively and from the inefficiency of muscle contraction of the various motions in the spine.

The average person sits down more than they are active, causing your back to get stiff and muscles to weaken.

To get these muscles to contract more efficiently and get stronger, incorporate more isometric back exercise in your recovery or training program.

Its always a good idea to check with a specialist first before beginning any type of program and in this case to help you to identify the weakest link in your back.

The Infogram below gives you a pretty good idea of the prevalence and certain treatments for back pain.

Given that pain management and performance enhancement are significant aspects of the WPT Training systems, corrective exercises are automatically implemented into the training program so that athletes and clients are both preventing injury and getting stronger at the same time.

Low back strengthening exercises should be an integral part to any program for elite level athlete and the active adult.

Athletes benefit greatly from having a strong lower back, but so does the everyday adult who sits down a good majority of the day.

Let us know below if or when you have ever suffered from back pain and how you alleviated it in the comments below or any question on what you can do to get your back stronger.