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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?

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    Lower back soreness

    When i work my lower back it stays sore for a pretty excessive ammount of time. Any tips or special stretches anyone knows of to help cut down on this?

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    Active recovery, stretching, lower the volume of lower back work.

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    I dont go overly crazy with my lower back, 4 sets of SLDL's and 3-4 sets of GM's is all really, not that heavy either. I'll try to stretch it out more.

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    isnt SLDL primarily a Hamstring exercise?
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    Yah but i definitelly feel it in my lower back too

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    Make sure you've got a good tight arch in your back when doing those SLDLs and GMs. It's very easy to round out on GMs and that will definitely put a lot of stress on your lower back.

    You might also try a few light sets of RDLs or Squats the day after your workout (or later the same day).

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    Oh i make sure i have good form because i had back problems in the past and if i were to arch my back when i do my GM's i definitelly wouldnt be lifting anymore. I'll try some deadlifts today, get some blood flowing

    Also its not stress pain its just regular old post workout soreness.
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    As Mix said, stretch, warmup up properly, and cool down. Sauna or hottub if your gym has one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinStarke
    Oh i make sure i have good form because i had back problems in the past and if i were to arch my back when i do my GM's i definitelly wouldnt be lifting anymore. I'll try some deadlifts today, get some blood flowing

    Also its not stress pain its just regular old post workout soreness.
    I hope when you say "arch" you meant round. You want your back arched on most every exercise. (Shoulders back, chest out)

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    Last edited by Max-Mex; 06-09-2005 at 07:00 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinStarke
    I dont go overly crazy with my lower back, 4 sets of SLDL's and 3-4 sets of GM's is all really, not that heavy either. I'll try to stretch it out more.
    Do you do deads and squats as well?

    Working lower back heavy, twice a week, with squats/sldl one day, and deads another, made me pretty strong, but I was in almost constant pain and recovery mode.

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    I do squats and heavier deads on my leg day. I do a lower back specific day every other week with lighter squats or sumo squats and gm's and SLDS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drew
    I hope when you say "arch" you meant round. You want your back arched on most every exercise. (Shoulders back, chest out)
    Yah in my head i was thinking the opposite of the good arch, im talking like uncle fester arching is bad form. I keep my head up, back arched at all times

    Max-Mex, ah thanks for the stretches man. They will definitelly come in handy.

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    I should probably start a new thread for this but since we're already talking about it. I did 2 sets of 8 DL @ 200lbs. yesterday. I don't feel in my legs or glutes at all, but my lower back is feeling it. I know my form will need work, but I really expected some pain in my legs and butt too. Is this normal?
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    Yes, it's very normal.

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    I am usually in pain until the next back day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MixmasterNash
    Do you do deads and squats as well?

    Working lower back heavy, twice a week, with squats/sldl one day, and deads another, made me pretty strong, but I was in almost constant pain and recovery mode.
    Yes. I find I need to take a break every 8 weeks cause my body just can't handle it anymore. I remember when I never needed to take breaks....

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