You’ll want to include some single-limb work, train in multiple planes of motion, provide alternation and stability, plus soft tissue work!
How can we create the damage and nastiness required for a productive leg workout while sparing our backs?
Follow these basic tenets of efficient programming to avoid lower back pain, shoulder discomfort, knee stress, and burnout that can potentially take us or our clients out of the game.
Now that we have a clear understanding of what posture is and why it is important, we can begin developing a plan to improve it.
As a lifter, and likely someone that sits at a desk a lot, the odds are you spend a lot of time slouching, with tight hip flexors, pecs and biceps, fueling the fire of kyphosis, lordosis, and medial humeral rotation.
I recently realized I’ve been looking at my back injury the wrong way all along. I needed to simplify the way I was thinking about it.
After being plagued with injuries for six years, these three things got me back to pushing legs 100% without risk of injury.
Is it a bad decision to stop performing lifts that cause an axial load on the spine when the back is injured?
My biggest mistake over the last few years was competing too much and training through injuries. Taking time off was probably the most difficult thing I’ve ever had to do.
I thought my back-injury days were over. I thought I would continue to stay healthy if I stretched and visited my chiropractor. I was wrong.
Preventing lumbar flexion and maintaining a neutral spine will keep your athletes in the game and out of the rehab room.
Dave shares some advice that may help you as you work through your injury issues.
Vincent Dizenzo offers advice on how to modify your training so that you can still work on bench press, even with a back injury.
Instead of rehabing, think about prehabing. It’s less painful and you certainly won’t regret it, unlike the alternative.