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This is a common thing, and in most cases, easy to fix. Incline on the treadmill puts more stress on the lower back When walking or running uphill, the load on the muscles change. You are forced to lean forward, your back muscles have to compensate a lot more to keep you erect. The hip flexors also have to work more, because you need to lift your knees ...


I am not an exercise expert, but my gut feeling is that the incline has you leaning forward at the waist and/or craning your torso back in an effort to compensate. Obviously, you need some degree of leaning to compensate for the fact that you are no longer aligned heightwise with gravity, but it's usually a more minor thing. I would advise having a friend ...

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