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Questions tagged [lower-back]

Pertaining to the erector spinae or spinal erectors, a set of muscles that straighten and rotate the back.

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Back issues and running?

I have played sports and ran all of my life - plus some seriously heavy lifting. As I have gotten older I noticed that the extra muscle has stunted long-distance running. So I have limited myself ...
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Romanian Deadlifts vs. Back Extension

I'm going to a fairly small gym (because I live in a very rural area) with very little various possibilities when it comes to equipment and stuff. I'm doing back extension with extra weight for ...
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Uncategorized BACK muscles

Very often I hear the terms "middle back" as well as "lower back" aside from the traditional "Lats" and "Traps" which are defined by their actual name and not something like "side back training" for ...
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Difficult to keep legs up during double lying leg raise

I've been doing pilates recently and we often do a lying leg raise, either with or without bent knees: Doing a singular leg is fine for me, I have no issues. However doing a double leg raise and I ...
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Lower back tightness after sprinting: strengthening?

After I sprint (usually 100m) for about an hour with breaks, I tend to feel tightness in my mid-to-lower back around the spinal cord. I am wondering if this is a symptom of a weakness (if so, how do I ...
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Experiencing cramps in posterior pelvic crest after even light jogs

Brief background: I am an experienced athlete, 30 yrs old, 190lb/5'11; I play soccer and have always had a very fast 300m. Last couple of months, I have been doing crossfit. I have been going up in ...
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Can knee flexion exercises improve hip extension strength?

I have hyperlordosis from being seated for much of the day. I understand that I need to stretch my hip flexors and lower back and strengthen my abdominals and hamstrings/glutes to help reduce the ...
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Is it good to roll your lower back with tennis ball?

As can be seen in the following link it is forbidden to practice with foam roller in the lower back. But is the situation is different with tennis ball?
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Stubborn anterior pelvic tilt (excessive lumbar lordosis)

I am a hobby lifter having an excessive lumbar lordosis curve. A few weeks back I noticed it, and have been trying to fix it by the traditional approach of correcting lower cross syndrome. I made a ...
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What are the best butt workouts men? [closed]

I want to know how to achieve perfect butt for men. Please explain it?
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Lower back rounding

Strengthening and building a muscle optimally requires the muscle to be stretched against resistance then contracted. Then why is it band to round the lower back,shouldn't it strengthen the spinal ...
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How to avoid overworking lower back?

How can I avoid overworking lower back? Everything I do hits lower back in some way... squats, deadlifts, rows. How can everyone do all these exercises that work the lower back, every one of them ...
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Correct exercise extension

I am getting a bit confused with extension exercises, e.g. Back Extension and Glute extension. I don't have a specific machine, so I improvise using my normal bench to do it. What is the difference ...
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Excercise to avoid Back Pain after crunches

There are number of articles saying some hip flexors inflexibility cause stress on spine and hence cause pain in lower back due to crunches or leg lift or even squats. What can i do as exercise which ...
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Lower back pain from carrying a baby

I have pain, from time to time, above each of my hips on my lower back caused by, for example, walking around with a baby. What exercises would you recommend for strengthening these areas. I can also ...
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I have too much fat in middle back area How to lose it? [duplicate]

I have too much fat in my back.I am not able to lose it. I run for 20-30 minutes per day.I still no results.I am not fat overall. I have little muscles and i am little skinny overall. I don't know ...
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Carrying a child out of a pram (back pain)

Working with toddlers, my girlfriend has to lift them in and out of various kinds of prams. That has led to lower back problems for her since the common lifting advice do not apply for all prams. In ...
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Preparing for moving to new house

A friend of mine is moving to his new house in a week, and I am going to help him with heavy lifting. However I am concerned with low-back injury prevention. My question is : how to best prepare ...
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Do planks tighten up hip flexors? (Back pain when doing core exercises)

So I have really tight hip flexors and weak glutes, abductors and abs. I've been trying to fix this problem by working my glutes, hamstrings and abductors but I want to slowly start doing ab ...
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How can I achieve this position?

I saw this picture: and noticed the straight upper and lower back. My hamstrings were tight, I stretched them a lot and I am able to touch the ground almost with the palms of my hands, but I think I ...
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How Long to Rest After Back Spasm

It's been three days that I have not hit the gym. I got a back spasm when I was doing squats due to heavy weights. My back is fine now but I feel pain sometimes in left of my lower back above my ...
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Back pain after standing still but not after walking [closed]

I was in public transport this day standing for about an hour. Now I noticed that I got quite a noticeable pain in my lower back (only 19 yo). I have noticed in the past that my lower back would hurt ...
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Lower back pain when performing lying leg raise

I was trying to do the exercise "Leg raising" : The problem is that : First it feels very difficult while raising my legs with a sharp lower back pain. Inaddition, during moving my legs up and ...
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Flat lower back and pain [closed]

I have pain in the lower part of my back. When I go to the gym I try to not overload that part of my body. I just bought a foam roller to stretch out my back before and after my workout. I also seem ...
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How to exercise around a lower back pain for weight loss

I was about 196 pounds three months back when I decided to lose weight because I was experiences slight back pain during the course of my daily activities. After about two months of a proper diet, ...
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Should seated leg press be avoided?

Should seated leg press be avoided? https://www.t-nation.com/training/4-most-debilitating-exercises advises against using seated leg press: Unless you're an 86-year-old grandmother rehabilitating ...
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Back pain chart [closed]

Is there a chart describing via a figure or set of figures, with explanations, the different kinds of back pain one can experience and their causes? What about medical computer simulations, depicting ...
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Practical steps for preventing lower back issues (e.g. “throwing out” back)

Maybe an off-topic question, so if so please let me know where to post this. What at-home stretches/exercises/practices have helped you guys reduce the risk of a lower back injury, specifically the ...
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Ab workout with lumbar spinal stenosis

I am 32 years old, and a few months ago I had a lower back pains which kept me up at nights, NSAIDs eased the pain but I was left with a mild pain in the lower back. I had an x-ray which showed a ...
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How to tighten core during normal activities?

I work out regularly but want to improve my core/ab strength. During the day I sit on a yoga ball or stand. All to often my stomach muscles relax when I grow lax. I searched for an ab belt that ...
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Can I passively do anything to fix an anterior pelvic tilt?

I'm not sure I worded the question right, hope I can explain myself better here. If someone can help, please edit the title and remove this. I suffer from APT and have been trying to fix it for ...
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Identify the muscle group associated with back rounding and straightening

I am trying to improve my deadlifts. One trouble area is the bottom of the deadlift when I just pick up the barbell and my back wants to round--though I resist that. I want to figure out what muscle/...
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Bent over barbell row lower back pain

Felt stiffness in my lower back during a week or so(during bent over barbell rows and squats mainly), but didn't pay much attention to it. Yesterday however I couldn't finish my 4x12 bent over barbell ...
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What kind of exercises can I do to strengthen my back?

I am a 21 years old male, around 1.80 cm and 72 kg. I study at college so I spend most of the day seated, I try to keep a good posture but if I spend a lot of time seated I end up having bad ...
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Workout buddy deadlifts 1200? [closed]

So recently my old workout buddy moved due to work and I have a new one now, mid 20s in good shape and strength. The only problem, which is a big one, is that I suspect him of lying. He has been ...
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How to avoid back pain when you are older?

I have read that nearly 80% of Americans complain about back pain sometime in their life, usually nearer to the end of it. I am wondering what you can do when you're young, and what not to do when you'...
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Will dumbbell rows cause back problems?

So we all know that dumbbell rows are good for your lats, but I am worried about the position you're in when performing them. You are bending over with a knee on the bench while pulling the weight up, ...
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Lower back pain Deadlifts [closed]

The other day I was doing deadlifts and as I started the movement (brought shins up to the bar) and did a legdrive movement, I felt a pain in my lower back. I immediately stopped and for the last two ...
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Lower back pain due to ab workout

I seem to have an issue with my lower back. Whenever I am doing a workout for the lower ab region, even though I tighten the ab muscles, my lower back hurts a lot that I have to use a warm water pack ...
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Can weighted pull-up and dips lead to lower back problems?

I've read that doing weighted pull-up and dips with weight using straps can lead to hernia and lower back problems. (specifically damaging intervertebral disc and pressuring femoral artery(with ...
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Cat -Cow Stretch

I am trying to do the Cat-Cow Stretch and don't seem to know how to use those muscles. I got a physio routine from a doctor to help heal some inner-spinal muscles, which included among other similar ...
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Hanging knee raise alternative for lower back side effects

So I've been doing hanging knee raises to target thee abdominal and while doing so I thought of moving the legs backwards in a back-kick kind of movement theorizing that since a forward movement ...
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Why do I have to work my lower back?

I recently just starting working out at a gym, and people told me that I should really work on my lower back and not to skip it etc. I can understand that it is better to work out all my muscles in ...
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Best way to achieve muscle activation in the lower abs?

I have back problems and need to work on my posture, one element is the lower ab to 'pull' my lower back into a more upright position (I tend to fall into a hollow back). When I ask about ...
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Are situps actually harmful?

I have seen several references to situps being harmful due to "high compressive lumbar load" and recommending crunches. When researching where the quote came from, it looks like every reference quotes ...
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touching toes without bending knees exercises

i've never been able to touch my toes without bending my knees. from the research that i've done, i believe that improved flexibility in the hamstrings and lower back is the best way to reach this ...
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Spine standing out in the middle of the back

I've started training about 3 months ago. I had neglected my lower back training for a while before starting to train it again. Now, my body fat percentage is about 10% and my spine is very visible in ...
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Length of sit vs. stand at adjustable desk?

Are there any general guidelines (not hard rules), on how long you should sit vs. stand at an adjustable desk? Especially as you begin to adjust to one. This is in part following up on the answer to ...
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Lower back pain during heavy squats

Doing squats with a light weight (25% of max) I find no problem, but once I go to 50% of max (barbell i.e. not in a smith machine) and get to my third set of 20, I feel a dull pain in my lower back at ...
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Building Core Strength

I've come to this realization that my core has let me down (or that I've never really payed attention to my core). To be honest, I've never payed my core it's due -- 20 sit ups were a chore -- always ...