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Topic - lower back pain?

MikaelW - on 29 Apr 2012
Hey Guys,

I was wondering whether some of you had some advice to share regarding rock-climbing and lower back pain?

Lately, I'm affected by it and so I changed a few "bad habits":

Apparently, sit-ups are bad for the lower back: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sit-up_(exercise) so I do crunch instead where the lower back stays on the floor: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crunch_(exercise) or a front plank: http://www.rockclimbingperformance.com/1/post/2011/05/how-to-spare-your-lower-back-when-training-cor...

When I go bouldering at the castle climbing centre, I don't jump from the top anymore, I prefer to just climb down slowly (Well If I canů).

Any other experience, advice, stretching/warm-up recommendations?

That lower back ache is quite a pain but I'm sure there are other easy-to-do changes that can affect it positively!

Thanks in advance.

Mikael
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