Ive been having some real tighness in my lower back recently about an hour or so after my run. Here is my routine ,
Good streching session before my run 10-15 min
2.6 mile run (im just a beginner)
Get back home and first grab a nice big drink of water. no sitting down.
Start my streching again, basically same routine as before my run.
Now, all seems good, I have my shower and still im nice and flexible touching my toes as i get dressed.
Walk the dog for 40 min, get back home and holy lumbar batman. I cant touch my toes as the pain in my lower back is quite painfull, but its like a tightness because after a few minutes it eases off.
I have similar trouble. I changed my routine and started cycling in the forest , atempting to xtrain.
this was a huge mistake and I had to have a week off work, muscle relaxants, pain killers and massages to try and relax the cramp. I fell off the toilet twice as I couldnt stand up, my kids had to put my sock on for me.
I bought a swiss ball and started doing sit ups on it and laods of wierd sretching every evening for 3 hrs instead of slouching on the couch infront of the box.
the sit ups have really helped with the core muscles.
I run about the same as you now without the pain and I can touch my toes too!!
it will take a couple of weeks to see any inprovements, but it is worth it.
many thanks for the info. I will get me one of those swiss balls,
Thanks, ive just bought a few weights actually and am going to start on the swimming as well. I think my warm up and down need a bit more attention.
Great advice mate.
Dave - no problems, glad to be of help. I used to be a gym instructor so hope that my knowledge isn't too out of date...
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