Tag Archives: Back Pain

Why I DON’T Program the Leg Press

The leg press, an exercise that is often hotly debated, is the topic for today. Bodybuilders adore it. While the functional fitness side of the coin despises it. I would say I have a tendency to fall in line with the functional fitness folks on this topic. I don’t use …

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The Hip Flexor Stretch Fix

In today’s work environment people spend eight to ten hours a day slumped over their computer typing away on work reports. In an old post 9 to 5 Back Pain Part 1, I talk about how sitting for so long can wreak havoc on your body. Then in Part 3, …

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9 to 5 Back Pain Part 4: How To Put It To Workouts

In part 2 and 3 we discussed how to help fix your sleepy glutes and unlock your tight hip flexors. I will go through how to implement some of these techniques in your training. With proper strength training you can reverse some of the effects of sitting as well. Attacking …

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9 to 5 Back Pain Part 3: Unlocking Your Hip Flexors

In part 3 of 9 to 5 Back Pain, we will discuss the effects sitting has on the hip flexors and the ramifications it has on your back. The biggest ramification of sitting on the hip flexors is shortening of the muscles which can create postural abnormalities that put undue …

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9 to 5 Back Pain Part 2: Fixing Your Sleepy Glutes

In part 2 of 9 to 5 Back Pain, we will take a look at how sitting cause your glutes to “fall asleep” and reek havoc on your back. The glutes functional anatomy make it the powerhouse of athletic movements and also create a strong stable body but their biggest …

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9 to 5 Back Pain Part 1: Introduction

Back pain is one of the most prevalent orthopedic conditions that affects the world today. According to the NIH, 8/10 people will be affected by back pain at some point in life. Whether caused by structural damage or just wear and tear of everyday life, it can be annoying and …

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