Experiencing Lower back pain?
One the biggest complaints clients share with me before training is their concern about lower back pain. Majority of them have an office job that consists of sitting for long periods of time. If parts of your body are not being trained either by daily activity or working out, naturally an um balance will occur in how your muscle carry your body weight.
If one is experiencing lower back pain, a misconception is that you should train that area even more. The reality is those muscle groups should really be rested and the surrounding muscles are the ones that need to be trained.
The muscle groups you want to train that support the lower back is the Glutes, Hip flexors, Adductors and Abductors.
Naturally you want to train the rest of your lower region as well but the 4 main surrounding muscles groups are key. Lower back pain can also relate to weak abdominal muscles, so you have some work to do.
Stretching can also help loosen up those tighten regions which can also contribute to that pulling feeling in your lower back. It's that same concept with the surrounding muscles mentioned to strength train, you can also stretch them and another common area that leads to lower back pain is tight hamstrings. Be sure to stretch that muscle group to help lessen the tension in that are of your body.