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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Exercise and Fitness
Excersise and back pain
I have lower back pain and am only 15 and i wanted to know what the best way to increase my endurance and muscular strength would be without hurting my back?
The aspects of a resistance training program are as follow:
Frequency- 2-3 days per week, with at least one day of rest between sessions.
Sets- a minimum of one set with 8-12 repetitions to volitional fatigue.
Exercises- minimum of 8-10 exercises involving all the major muscle groups.
One possible key to helping your back, might just be your abdominals. Having a stronger core (abs and lower back) should help you out in relieving some of that back pain.
Carolyn Nickol, RD, MEd
Fitness Center at CARE\Crawley
University of Cincinnati