Injuries are part of the fabric of any sport. Whether a non contact sport or not, they are an inevitable facet of the game, with some injuries more severe than others. The unfortunate side to sustaining an injury as an athlete is the amount of time the it can potentially keep you from any activity. Aside from the physiological healing process, the psychological aspect of recovery proves another hurdle that can magnify the recovery period.
We have all experienced at some point tightness. Whether it be from a previous workout that has made you sore, or just naturally lacking "limberness". However, for a long time there has been the adage that you should be stretching before workouts, but what you will see most commonly are
Whether it happens over an instant, or something that you have developed over time, low back pain can be one of the most debilitating injuries you can experience.. However, what most do not realize is that back pain is most of the time a signal or weaker muscles. If low back pain continues without proper treatment it can result in pinched nerves, arthritis, ruptured discs, sprain, etc. Common treatments are spinal adjustments, mobility and hip strengthening modalities, and regular doctor visits. This however can get pricey. One of the best ways to treat back pain are strengthening exercises that target the back. More specifically isometric exercises for trunk and spine that cover all important motions of the spine which are flexion, extension, lateral flexion, and rotation.