My lower-back has been feeling really tight lately.
I stretch it before and after working out but it still feels tight even on rest days.
Is there a good stretch that you find really relaxes these muscles?
Or should I be looking into something else?
It's not painful, just tight...
Thread: Lower-Back feels very tight...
07-18-2008, 10:28 PM #1
Lower-Back feels very tight...
07-18-2008, 10:58 PM #2
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You don't usually want to stretch your lower back because you want those muscles to be tight for strength and stability rather than loose (and therefore weaker). Just because it feels tight doesn't mean there's a problem, and usually when people have low back problems it's precisely because the muscles are too weak and flexible. Also, make sure your glute and hamstring strength is good so your back doesn't have to do all the work in the gym."If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams
07-18-2008, 11:30 PM #3
07-19-2008, 05:56 AM #4
11-20-2011, 02:09 PM #5
I know your pain
^^ I'm also searching for a cure to this. Whatever you do, don't take to bed rest..too much bed rest will make it worse as the muscles will weaken. My chiropractor runs a vibrating muscle stimulating sort of tool up and down the sides of my spine and back of shoulders every visit. Superman exercises work the hell out of the lower back, but i've been afraid of it causing more muscle imbalances and injury. Hip mobility, like the guy above me said, and pelvic alignment exercises might be your cure. As long as you don't have sciatic pains going down one of your legs you know there aren't any pinched nerves, and the problem isn't too serious.
11-22-2011, 07:59 AM #6
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11-22-2011, 01:28 PM #7
Plus if we don't stretch our lower backs, how can men become orally independent like Ron Jeremy?
11-22-2011, 02:18 PM #8