Low Back Pain Relief ONE MOVE
What's up, guysé Jeff Cavaliere, AthleanX . Today I'm going to try to help you to getrid of that low back pain once and for all. You see, you've got to start understandingwhat's causing the low back pain in the first place to really be able to conquer it. I think a lot of times the advice that peoplethat suffer from back pain get is just misdirected, and misguided. They're looking at the locationof the pain without actually looking for the source of the pain and unless you get to thesource you're never going to get rid of the pain once and for all.
So today I'm going to show you an exercisethat you'll want to start doing and I'll give you different levels of progression dependingon how acute your back pain is. Okay, first of all, if you're dealing witha really bad back that doesn't even allow you to move at the moment, you're not supposedto be in the gym exercising. What you're supposed to be doing is allowingthat to heal, calm down, and control the inflammation. If you're beyond that though and it's moreof a chronic problem keeping you out of the gym or making the gym training sessions uncomfortablethen you've got to start with an exercise and start training those weak spots.
99% of the time what's causing low back painis a weakness in a joint below that. In this case it could be the hips. It could be weakhips and glutes that are basically putting you in the position to be compromised in yourlow back. So what we do is, we have a setup here, and in this setup you see all I needis a barbell and a band. The band I have anchored to the back of thissquat rack. However you anchor it, I have it on the back of some pins. Now I'm goingto get myself in position here behind the band and I'm not going to worry necessarilyabout the bar just yet, especially if this is something that you're not in an acute stage,but you still have quite a bit of back pain
and weakness. You get yourself into the bend and you justwalk forward. It kind of blocks your progression to the cage. Now what you want to do is, youwant to position the band right across the crease that happens right here in your hips,okayé Because the first thing it wants to do is teach you what a hip hinge is. Most of us that have weak backs don't' reallyknow how to hinge correctly. It would feel like moving me into this position here â€“ it'sjust pulling me back and when I let the resistance take over it pulls me back into a proper hiphinge. It's taking me at the hips and bending
me right at those creases here right at thetop of my hips. If I were to put this higher, like againstmy stomach, and I lean forward allowing this to take me back that actually has me foldover the band. Right now I'm pulling myself into a flex position which is going to causeproblems for us that have low back pain. First thing, up here, now I walk forward. Now all I do is, I allow it to hinge me andthen I come back against the resistance of the band. Squeezing my glutes as hard as Ipossibly can and also extending here, staying up nice and tall, to extend to the low back.So now we're tying together the glutes and
the low back which are supposed to work together.They're both extending us. They're both bringing up back in this direction.We need them to be able to work in concert with each other. Most of us don't have glutesworking at all so then the low back tries to accomplish that. The other thing you couldsee that would happen is, if I don't have the ability to extend because I don't havestrong glutes â€“ so I can't extend â€“ I start to have this posture where I fall forwardbecause I'm not extending through the hips. The more I fall forward, the more responsibilityis taken over by the low back and that's trying to hold me up. You know what Doing that 24hours a day, minus our sleeping time, is too
Standing Stretches Lower Back and Sciatic Pain Stay Fit Personal Training Tarpon Springs FL
Hey everyone! It is Matt Barber. NASM Certifiedcorrective exercise specialist. Today I am going to be talking about stretches for thelower extremities. Simply, these four stretches are going to show you how you can alleviatelower back pain if you do them on a regular basis. I know many of you out there have lowerback pain. Ok, so the first of the four stretches is a complex of muscles called the hip flexormuscles. They lie here in the front of the thigh up near the hip. One of the main hipflexor muscles, called the psoas, originates directly in the lumbar spine. So if that muscleis tight, and it is tight on most people, then that muscle puts a lot of stress on thelower back region. So, the way we stretch
the hip flexor is, and by the way before Ishow you that, all the stretches I am showing you are standing stretches. For those of youwho struggle getting up and down off the floor the beauty of these four stretches is youcan do them all in a standing position. I am going to show you in another tutorial thatis going to show you how to stretch those same four muscles but in a more of a lyingposition. So, this is good for those of you who again, struggle with getting up and downoff the floor. So the way we stretch the hip flexor is when we load the front leg likethis, I am basically in a lunge position. So I am putting my weight on the forward leg,my left heel stays down, my right heel comes
up off of the floor. It is very importantI am going to tilt my pelvis, called a posterior pelvic tilt. My pelvis is going from hereto here. So if I tilt the front of the pelvis, I am going to lengthen or stretch those hipflexor muscles right there. I am also squeezing my right glute which helps assist in the stretchas well. So if you notice I am next to a sturdy frame here. You can use a chair at home ifyou like whatever is sturdy to help you with your balance. Because sometimes balance canbe tricky on this stretch. This is very beneficial because again to stretch this muscle. I amholding it for thirty seconds on one side. Then thirty seconds on the other. Again, Iam loading the forward leg, I've got the
front of the pelvis out. I am squeezing theleft glute. My belly button is braced toward the spine. Again, I am holding on if I needto for balance. That is called the hip flexors. Thirty seconds to a minute on each side. Nextone is the hamstring complex. Hamstring muscles align right on the back of the thigh. Theway we are stretching that is we prop one foot up, I have one hand on top of the other,I have nice long posture, I am reaching forward so that I feel a stretch right through there.I do not need to round forward like this because it is putting me in a bad posture. I can stillget an effective stretch by staying right here. My shoulder blades are together, I havenice, tall posture and I am still getting
a good stretch back through here. You do notwant the bench to be too high because if it is too high you are more likely to lose yourbalance. Also if it is too high you might get some tension up here in your hips. Wekeep the bench fairly low for the purposes of this stretch. Thirty seconds on one side,then of course thirty seconds on the other side. And if you do struggle with balancea lot, you can hold on to something and stretch to your side like this so you can get a goodstretch. That is ok if you need to modify it. Thirty seconds to a minute on each side.Next one is a muscle called the piriformis is in your gluteal region. Any of you whohave had sciatic issues in the past, then
this muscle is likely tight. A lot of us havetight piriformis muscles. The way I am going to stretch this is in a seated position here.I'm going to place my right ankle across my left thigh like this, take my knee andpull it to the opposite shoulder like this. I am pulling this knee diagonally toward thisshoulder. Nice, tall posture and I am holding this for again, thirty seconds to a minute.I don't want my left foot to turn out of this this is a compensation. You want to keepyour left foot straight ahead as you can see. Again, nice tall posture. Thirty seconds here.And then I switch it again everything aligned, ankle, knee, hip in alignment. And then Igot thirty seconds on this side as well. I