Are you stretching after your workout, but you are still consistently sore the next day? You might benefit from incorporating foam rolling into your routine. Foam rolling can be performed before or after your workout at the gym, or even as your workout. Before Your Workout
When most people consider a workout routine, they think of three major areas: lower body, back/arms, and abs. While this is a good place to start,
The human spine is made up of three sections. The cervical spine, the thoracic spine and the lumbar spine.The lumbar spine refers to the lower back, where the spine curves inward toward the abdomen.The Lumbar spine is strong, built for power and flexibility. This curved lower area of the back meant for bending, lifting and twisting. The lower the vertebrae in the spinal column, the more weight it must bare. The vertebrae that make up this area of the back, L1-L5, are the biggest unfused vertebrae in the spinal column allowing them to support the full weight of the upper body. The two lowest parts of the Lumbar spine, (L4-L5) and (L5-S1) where the Lumbar spine meets the sacrum, otherwise known as the lumbosacral joint, bare the most of the body's weight and are therefore more prone to injury. In this article we will identify causes of low back pain and exercise benefits of the back.
We all know that there are three components of fitness: cardio, weights, and stretching. While most of us make it a point to get some cardio and to incorporate weights as well, we often tend to forget the importance of physical flexibility.