The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness
Latest Article

The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
More Recent Articles
Contrast Training for Size
By: Lee Boyce
An Interview with Marianne Kane of Girls Gone Strong
By: Jordan Syatt
What Supplements Should I be Taking? By: Jay Wainwright
Bench Like a Girl By: Julia Ladewski
Some Thoughts on Building a Big Pull By: Christopher Mason

Facebook Join Facebook Group       Twitter Follow on Twitter       rss Subscribe via RSS
Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    *412* AKraut's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Pittsburgh, PA

    Countering lower back pain with ab work

    I don't know if it was in Arnold's book or not, but someone a while back told me that doing situps in between sets of lifts that put extra emphasis on the lower-back (squats/deads) was good practice.

    After a heavy set of deadlifts my lower back tends to be considerably sore, rightfully so. I've noticed that immediately sitting down and doing a light set of situps almots instantly alleviates this soreness. Also today after 5-rep max on squats my lower back started to ache so I layed on a bench and did 25 leg lifts, bam, back feels great and I rest a minute or so and do another set.

    My question is, is there any negative effect I'm overlooking. I know stretching in between big sets is not recommended, so are situps 'loosening' those crucial lower back muscles and effect the subsequent lift? I also know that situps and abs involve the lower back, so shouldn't that make it worse rather than make the soreness go away? I'm not real sure on the mechanics behind this but I'm just guessing that it's basically a form of stretching in between sets... which I guess I should avoid?

  2.    Support Wannabebig and use AtLarge Nutrition Supplements!

  3. #2
    cut block extraordinaire
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    I dont see a problem with it. If it helps you I would continue.

Similar Threads

  1. lower back pain might be kidney, protein?
    By frankm007 in forum General Chat
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-03-2004, 10:46 PM
  2. Pain in Lower back and RIght Leg
    By barrelofmonkeys in forum Bodybuilding & Weight Training
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 09-10-2003, 06:51 PM
  3. lower ab pain from SLDLs
    By The Dream in forum Bodybuilding & Weight Training
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-12-2003, 02:50 PM
  4. Deadlifts: Temporary Lower Back Pain
    By Fightauthority in forum Bodybuilding & Weight Training
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-02-2003, 12:04 PM
  5. Lower back pain
    By Lucky in forum Bodybuilding & Weight Training
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-05-2001, 09:48 PM


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts