Being CrossFitters, we are all at some point going to experience some low back discomfort. Now, just because your low back is a little wonky doesn’t mean you need to worry. Typically, a little discomfort post workout can be fixed by a little foam rolling or mobility work. Work upstream and downstream of the problem. What does that mean? Stretch your hamstring, stretch your hip flexors, stretch your glutes. This advice is a bit counterintuitive, but your body is really just a giant piece of connective tissue. Your tight or stiff hamstrings, hip flexors, and glutes are all playing tug-a-war on your low back. Loosen up those puppies and your low back discomfort will be a thing of the past.
Now, what do you do when low back PAIN hits? Here’s some good advice from our favorite physical therapists: Low Back Pain: Handle with Care!
Back pain is serious business. Good mechanics and mobility will keep you pain free, so be proactive in keeping your low back safe!
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Workout of the Day
Paleo Challenge Re-test
10 minute AMRAP of:
6 Box Jumps