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Lower Back Pain
« on: September 10, 2007, 06:44:48 PM »
Recently, probably the last 2 weeks, my lower back has been bothering me quite a bit. It hurts to strech it, even if I try to touch my toes. I'm not sure what it's from but I have been doing a lot of frontflips lately, and I generally land in a kinda low postion. Could it be because of that? What can I do to make it feel better? What is it thats actually hurting? Thnx!!!
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Re: Lower Back Pain
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2007, 08:34:20 PM »
Well does it feel like muscle pain? Bone pain? Maybe even kidney pain?

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Re: Lower Back Pain
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2007, 03:52:19 PM »
Front flips can definately do that to you.  The major muscle in hip flexion is the psoas, which connects straight into the upper to mid back.  On top of that ,the flont flip has a lot of forceful extension often in people who are doing the move incorrectly, or landing incorrectly.  Make sure when you do a front flip, not to stick your belly out before juming to whip yourself around.  when you flip forward, watch your landing and don't jar yourself, you want to keep your abs tight as you land.  if you are landing low, you are probably not jumping up enough, go up before going around. lots of people who land low like that are pretty much creating a whiplash like injury to their low back over and over, from hyperextension, to flexion with impact.  Stabilize your core, and train the core with exercises to the gluts, abs, pelvic floor etc etc.  If it keeps bothering you, definitely tone down the training, give your back a break, don't eat things with sugar (ligament stability), and if its real bad, see a good chiro. :)
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Re: Lower Back Pain
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2007, 06:27:50 PM »
Thanks alot Cheetaur. I haven't seriously done a front flip in about 2 weeks (I did maybe 4 last weekend). My back feels a decent amount better, but not completely. I've decided that I'm going to roll out of my fronts from now on. Would that help with my back pain?? Thanks again.
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Re: Lower Back Pain
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2007, 06:58:27 PM »
Core strength is your best bet. It's better to strengthen your body to do them properly rather than modify your whole flip technique to accommodate for something that's causing you pain. Set some L-sit goals, and do front and side planks, and cat grabs like there's no tomorrow. Pilates rolls are also a good core strengthener, especially for what you are trying to develop it for.
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Re: Lower Back Pain
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2007, 03:01:13 PM »
I'm fairly certain I had the same problem as you.  it might be your quadratus lumborum.

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Re: Lower Back Pain
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2007, 02:29:33 PM »
Wow, that's exactly what I wanted to know... Other than stretching what do you recommend?
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Re: Lower Back Pain
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2007, 03:18:10 PM »
Well, not sure if this is what you want, but the assistant at the open gym I go to every now and then says for back pain, lay on your back, curl up, and roll back and forth.
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Re: Lower Back Pain
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2007, 04:04:55 PM »
Yeah, thanks for the tips. I get lower back pain too, especially when I do a lot of precision jumps. I have been trying everything I can to alleviate it, such a stretching alot, trying to keep good posture, working on my jump technique, etc, but I never heard about the curl and roll method. Nice tip. Will give it a try and report back with success hopefully :)