low back

If you’re excluding lower back muscles in the gym, you are putting yourself at a considerable disadvantage as an athlete.
A corrective exercise called the Lewit was compared to hollowing and bracing in a recent study.
If you've ever experienced a muscle cramp while training, you know what a pain it can be. But can you prevent it?
Watch any professional sport, you will see flexed, loaded lumbar spines. Watch wrestlers and world record deadlifts - spinal flexion is used and it is loaded. Why do people not understand this?
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Follow this protocol and you too will conquer the most common injury to the upright walking man - low back pain.
In order to best help your clientele, it’s important for coaches to understand the muscles of the back, what can cause back pain, and treatments (after physical therapy, of course.)
Here's a solution for those of you with sore low backs and tight hips. Get ready to be racked!
Donnie Thompson is a retired powerlifter turned physical therapist. He specializes helping others be strong, mobile, and to prevent or recover from injury. Here are four videos to help you do that.
Doctors don’t want you to understand your problem for fear they will lose money and your relatives that they told you to bring to them. Here's what you need to know to educate yourself on the matter.
Let me shine a light for you in the darkness of the back pain night. Disc bulges and injuries are not forever, but there are some important things to know about treatment.
Here are two MRI scans that show the clear, undeniable proof of the failure of long-term Pilates training and the success of functional strength rehabilitation methods to cure low back pain.
Once your doctor has cleared you for activity there are some simple modifications you can make to your movement to allow you to continue lifting and practicing yoga.
As an athlete, our activities are prone to causing tension in our lower backs. For relief from this pain and tension, do the following poses daily or at least after your workout.
Back pain can ruin your enjoyment of cycling, but it doesn't have to be that way. Here are some things to know about your body, and how to set up your bike properly to prevent back issues.
You've injured your lower back and you want to get back to training. What is the best way to proceed? What will help you heal up well so you can continue training? Here's my advice as a doctor.