Do you want to get into a weight lifting program at the Greenville sports club, but hesitate because you are concerned that you might be susceptible to lower back flare ups?
It’s a valid concern.
To better ensure that your lower back stays safe, here’s five simple tips to put into practice if/when you start a weight lifting program at the Greenville Gym:
- Substitute the traditional deadlift with a sumo deadlift. The wider the stance, the less intense on the lower back.
- Elevate your heels. This puts more emphasis on your knees, taking the stress off of your hips and lower back. Either invest in weight lifting shoes or lift your heels on weights.
- Invoke the mantra: slow and steady. More times than not, it’s adding on too much weight too quickly that leads to lower back pain or injury. Be smart: add weight on very slowly and steadily over time. Use an app like Strong Lifts to strategically guide and monitor your progress.
- Do abdominal work to support your posture. A strong core helps to support and stabilize the spine, especially the lower back, during any lift. Practice planks on plank on planks…to really fortify your abdominal strength. To boost your core strength even more, test out a Greenville yoga class. Vinyasa always delivers a hefty serving of core.
- Practice lightweight good mornings. Lightly weighted good mornings will help to strengthen your lumbar spine to help fix any underlying weaknesses that may be contributing to the lower back pain.
Do you have any additional tips and tricks for keeping the lower back safe and sound for a lifting session? Please share/comment below!
For more weight lifting tips and tricks, consider signing up for the expertise of a Greenville health club personal trainer. In fact, if new to the Greenville athletic club, you are gifted a free initial personal training session so you can test it out.
For more information on personal training and more, contact the Greenville gym.