lower back pain

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mikeyBoab Spectator 36 posts
Hi everyone - quick question.

I've been practicing jujitsu for a couple of years now and over the last few months I've had bad lower back pain and I noticed it again this morning doing press-ups. I am beginning to suspect that the pain is linked ot landing during throws.

Has anyone else had a similar experience?
connorT Spectator 29 posts
yes when i started doing bigger throws like hip throws, next time you go make sure you get a good warm up and strech your back
mikeyBoab Spectator 36 posts
Oh yes, I never train without warming up first. Maybe I just need to do some more stretching.

Maybe a cheeky wee sports massage is called for.
spider Regular 235 posts
There are many reasons for back pain.

Bed, make sure yours isn't tired and worn out, if it is, it might be time for a new one.

Weight, if you're overweight, it's going to be affecting your back and...

Posture, something we all need to work on.

Simple exercises can help, not necessarily stretches, but strengthening and balancing your entire core will help avoid back pain, injury, and will increase your functional strength in all areas.
Make sure you're incorporating back extentions, obliques work, two point box and twisting exercises in your ab routines, as well as full body exercises that link your upper and lower body. Woodchops would be a good example, and it counts as a twisting exercise too.

Taking if further, eating healthy, deadlifts and kettlebell training will make your back bullet proof.
mikeyBoab Spectator 36 posts
Do you recommend kettlebells? They seem to have come out of nowhere and suddenly they're all the rage.
spider Regular 235 posts
Yes. They're over 300 years old, but gyms are finally turning to more functional training.
Beware the westernised versions with an aerobic class style that's ruining what people think kettlebell training is though.
16kg is men's starting weight, and if you can train for 10 mins on your first go without puking, you're doing it wrong.
mikeyBoab Spectator 36 posts
That seems a bit extreme . . .
MrsMould. Spectator 4 posts
one of the reasons i had to give up JJ for 8 years was due to back problems, i have decided to return and hope i dont suffer as i used to before! mine was due to thrown and landing incorrectly!
mikeyBoab Spectator 36 posts
Oooh - sorry to hear that. Hope it works out a bit better for you this time!
MrsMould. Spectator 4 posts
thanks! going well so far!