“My lower back hurts.”
This is the reigning champion of chronic pain. Between 60 and 80% of gym-goers complain about low back pain - more than any other ailment.
We’ve all been there. Sitting at your desk for 8 hours, dialed in to work. As you stand up you feel the tension above your tailbone. Sometimes it even radiates down your leg. It takes several short, awkward steps to get the normal feeling back in your lower body. I bet you can feel it right now.
The tension, and resulting pain, in your lumbar spine can be reversed with a clear understanding of what that part of your spine is for, how to keep it mobile, and how to make it strong.
In a world with way too much unsubstantiated fitness info, there are a lot of incorrect practices that have become “common knowledge.”
In today’s article, we bust 4 corrective exercise myths that can affect your fitness.
- What Corrective Exercise Actually Is
- Warm-Up Protocols Should Be Extensive
- Yoga is Always Good For You
- Belts and Braces Make You Stronger
The primary purpose of your core is to support your spine during physical activity. Since your spine is a rickety, flexible rod - your core has a lot of work to do.
Your spine can move in many ways. Core musculature is designed to start, stop and stabilize each of the 7 ways your core is engaged.
Articles filled with actionable information to improve your approach to the 4 pillars of fitness.