My damn lower back has been giving me trouble for months. It's always sore and tight. I have to stretch my hips, glutes, hamstrings, calves, and quads daily to get any relief. Anyone have any tips that will help give relief for longer than a day?
Lower back trouble can be caused by weak glutes, causing you to slouch when sitting.
Tried doing any glute specific exercises, like barbell hip thrusts?
I've started doing them for pretty much the same reason.
I did notice just last night that I slouch when I sit. I've been working on my overall posture in general the last year or so because sometimes I notice myself kind of "leaning forward" if that makes any sense. I haven't tried any glute specific exercises though, but I thought DL's, squats, and lunges was enough but apparently it might not be. I'll give those barbell hip thrusts a try, thank you.
Last edited by bkoman; 10-31-2012 at 03:32 PM.
Thomas, I went to youtube to check those out and then I tried it on my own. It offered quite a bit of relief, I think what I have is some tight hamstrings and a combination of weak glutes/lower back. I will continue to do them, thanks for the feedback.
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I'd certainly second the reverse-hypers - we're lucky enough to have one at my gym and it does give immediate (albeit short-lived) relief. Great after a session of squats or deads.
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