Avoiding Lumbar Spine Injury During Resistance Training
  • Avoiding Lumbar Spine Injury During Resistance Training
    It is estimated that up to 80% of the adults develop some form of low back pain. This article reviews the anatomy of the lumbar spine, common mechanisms of injury, and exercise modifications to reduce injury risk.
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    It is estimated that up to 80% of adults eventually develop some form of low back pain. This means that four out of every five clients that walk in the door may have had low back pain in the past, are experiencing it currently, or may be at risk of future back pain. Part of the personal trainer’s job is to help clients reach their training goals in a safe and effective manner, making it critical to understand the movements that may exacerbate existing conditions and be able to provide effective exercise modifications to reduce the risk of lumbar injury. This article is a must read for personal trainers of all experience levels.

    Christopher Durall, DPT, SCS, LAT, CSCS and Robert Manske, CSCS, MPT, MEd, ATC, SCS
    Avoiding Lumbar Spine Injury During Resistance Training
    Strength and Conditioning Journal, August 2005

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