I used to blow out my lower back/upper buttocks area a couple times a year. The doc used to give me Flexeril, UNTIL I moved my wallet from my back pocket to my front.
try this for muscular aches and pains.
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Thread: Lower Back Pains
Jun 5, 2014, 08:14 PM #31
Jun 5, 2014, 08:18 PM #32
Also, look at barefoot runner times vs runners that wear sneakers. Night and day. Also, there's a class action lawsuit against vibram right now over the claims of barefoot/minimalist running. Not looking good for them. Shoes may have ruined our natural form of walking, but it's improved long term impact damage. Any long distance runner (marathons, etc) will be absolutely toast by age 60. Fact. High impact on the body = not good. Swimmers on the other hand, zero impact. They don't tell people with arthritis that are out of shape to swim for no reason, otherwise they'd say "yeah sure, go run barefoot for a few miles, it's natural".
Not knocking your post at all. There's two different schools of thought on this subject. Totally respect yours. It does work for some people, but people that have been in shoes their whole lives can seriously hurt themselves going this route.
Jun 5, 2014, 08:31 PM #33Senior Member
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Jun 6, 2014, 12:06 AM #34
It isn't fool proof but it helps. Another much kookier way is to get in shin high water and hold the very bottom of the leash where it attaches to the board and drag the nose through the water. Make sure not to drag it through sand.
Either way you're still torquing your back for long distances. Listen to everyone else about the stretching. I made it a habit this winter to sit on the floor and stretch while watching tv. My flexibility went up and my tv watching went down.
Jun 6, 2014, 12:57 AM #36
now about those pics
it' getting creepy that i have to bring this up
Jun 6, 2014, 01:00 AM #37
Slow yoga 15 minutes every morning. You HAVE the time. It wil stretch you Slowly and properly over time and teach you to Breathe through movements.
Jun 6, 2014, 01:18 AM #38
Jun 6, 2014, 01:58 AM #39
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Zach...do a little stretching every morning, after work if there aren't any waves go walk 3 miles or so miles, it seems like a lot but it takes about an hour out of your day, walking is a good exercise to strengthen your lower back muscles, it works for me.
Last edited by fl.surfdog; Jun 6, 2014 at 02:00 AM. Reason: Im elliteright.....see
Hey bro I used to have a lot of back pain too- some things that everyone else has mentioned that I have found also that works:
1. The infamous heating pad. Get one . Use it as work from time to time. It will help.
2. Go easy. Backs take for ever to heal. When your carting some thing heavy for a long time on one side of your body- your going to mess it up. Also sleeping posture will effect it- sleeping on your side is NG.
3. Once healed- start focusing on building muscles in your 'core' body. Usually some easy exercises in the am to keep your back strong. Your getting old bro- gotta give up the bench offs in Belmar and lifting 500lbs and focus on your core and cardio... Sorry man happen to all of us... Welcome to the club.
Oh ya- wearing a back brace helps too- I got one from cvs that I like that is basically just elastic (not the black one with the supports built in)...