Back Pain when shooting at home
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03-05-2013, 02:59 PM
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Long Island, NY
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i think the bolded a bit of a vague description. personally, i think it's clearer if you say "neutral spine", which may or may not be a "comfortable" position when you are doing different things, like sitting, or shooting pucks. for some people with muscular issues, extreme lumbar curves will feel correct, but in fact will likely be causing further damage.
ab routines, such as crunches, are actually horrible for treating low-back pain. they tend to round the lumbar and place it under muscular load, which not only hurts the discs, but also worsens already present muscular imbalances. if you want to strengthen your abs, doing planks and/or supermans with perfect form is enough for most people, but if you want harder stimulus, paloff presses.
deadlifts and squats should be a staple obviously, but i would once again caution about perfect form.
Apologize for the generality of most of my statement. Neutral spine is certainly a better way of putting it. Same with the ab routines.
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