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Plyometric Problem
Plyometric Problem
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11/14/12 7:25 PM
I've been doing p90x and I've ran into a problem while doing the plyometric disc. About half way through the first time doing it my lower back started to hurt. Thought it was cause my body wasn't used to it so I continued a bit more before I had to stop. I figured I'd give it a go next week. Well the following week about the same time during the workout 30 min in my lower back started to hurt again so I stopped. I know one thing that Tony says is to listen to your body so I did. Has this happened with anyone else? What should I do? I enjoy the plyometrics and I know it's a big part in helping me lose the weight that I am trying to do. Should I supplement it with a DVD for the time being like cardio x or core x? None of the other exercises seem to affect my lower back like this one does. Please help!!!!!!
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RE: Plyometric Problem
11/14/12 8:56 PM as a reply to fuergon.
Hello!

My first advice would be to see a doctor about your back to see if there is a bigger underlying issue that you need to know.. BUT what you can do in the meantime is modify the jumps, or whatever is causing you pain, so that it doesn't hurt. Focus on landing softly and make sure your knees are slightly bent when you land so that your back doesn't get the full blow of your land. What kind of shoes are you wearing during this video? That could also be something to look into. Also, what kind of surface are you doing the plyometrics on? When I did Insanity in my garage I eventually HAD to get some mats to use otherwise my knees would be painful.

I hope some of this helped and gave you some things to think about emoticon Let me know if you have other questions

Andrew
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RE: Plyometric Problem
11/15/12 12:55 PM as a reply to fuergon.
fuergon:
I've been doing p90x and I've ran into a problem while doing the plyometric disc. About half way through the first time doing it my lower back started to hurt. Thought it was cause my body wasn't used to it so I continued a bit more before I had to stop. I figured I'd give it a go next week. Well the following week about the same time during the workout 30 min in my lower back started to hurt again so I stopped. I know one thing that Tony says is to listen to your body so I did. Has this happened with anyone else? What should I do? I enjoy the plyometrics and I know it's a big part in helping me lose the weight that I am trying to do. Should I supplement it with a DVD for the time being like cardio x or core x? None of the other exercises seem to affect my lower back like this one does. Please help!!!!!!


Your back pain could be caused from muscle imbalances. If you sit all day long at a job, your hip flexors become under active and hamstrings become over active. Also, your hip complex becomes tight. I would work on doing some corrective stretching using self-myofacial release ( foam roller) or static stretching to correct the imbalances and bring muscles back to normal length. See if this fixes the problem.

Coach Jeff
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RE: Plyometric Problem
11/15/12 3:47 PM as a reply to fuergon.
That could be the problem because I do work in an office and am sitting for the majority of the day. Are there certain stretches that I should look into doing or would any of the stretches that focus on the back in the p90x stretch dvd be sufficient? Thanks!
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RE: Plyometric Problem
11/15/12 4:50 PM as a reply to fuergon.
Yes.....the stretches in the dvd should help. You want to stretch the quads, hams, hip flexors, glutes...... I could highly recommend a foam roller. You can purchase one for about $30.
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