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Excersise and back pain

02/13/2006

Question:

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?

Answer:

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.

 

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Response by:

Carolyn   Nickol, RD, MEd Carolyn Nickol, RD, MEd
Director
Fitness Center at CARE\Crawley
University of Cincinnati