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Lower Back sore after 1st week MAX insanity Workouts - 2 month?
1st Week of 2nd month workouts for Insanity and lower back is sore....Any recommendations? Guess all the jumping and bending at,the waist is taking a toll....
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Nice job making it to month 2!!! Insanity is no joke!!! Lower back pain is all too common doing this program. You need to listen to your body and take a break for a couple days if you can. You can alternate ice/heat and use motrin for the pain/inflammation but if the pain contnues, you have to find out why. If it is form, then a simple correcting will help it! If it is something else, changing form will do nothing. My best words of wisdom though is listen to your body!

If you have any other questions please feel free to reach out to me!!!


Coach Frank
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RE: Lower Back sore after 1st week MAX insanity Workouts - 2 month?
1/12/13 5:24 PM as a reply to CoachFrank43.
Thanks. So I woke up this morning and still felt a little sore, but much better. Last night I applied ice and heat and used my massage chair for a bit. Also took some Advil. I recall that the pain started with increase jump moves, twisting and turning when I started month 2 this past Monday...I also recall my form was not very good at times since some of the moves were new to me. So I decided this am to fous on form instead of reps, an also switched into more stable sneakers with inserts. So I went for it this morning and did not go as intense and felt much better at the end. I have been icing and applying heat through out today and also used some bengay...my back is finally starting to feel loose and back to normal...I think form and soles were the issue here and I tweaked it, wich cause it to tighten and spasm a bit....glad tomorrow is rest Day. month 2 week 2 here we come...hopes this post helps others with a similar issue.....good luckemoticon
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Nice!! Glad you seemed to get a handle on it!!!! Keep up the great work!!

If you have any other questions, please feel free to reach out to me at any time!!


Coach Frank
Team Elite Home Fitness
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One thing I might add is that Insanity is just as hard on your shoes as it is on your body...you may have finally broken down your shoes....with this type of training, 6 months is about all they are good for...so if your shoes werent new when you started they may not be offering you the support you need. Just a thought
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Let me add to what has already been said. It is very important... especially in month two to protect your (lower) back by keeping your core tight. Even after the length of time I have been doing Insanity (finishing round 3), if I slip on keeping my core tight on certain moves, my back almost immediately begins to hurt. A lot of the time, even if I regain my focus on keeping my core tight, my back will remain (a little) sore until the next day.

Little things like this can make a big difference.

Congratulations on making it to month two!
DIG DEEPER!
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Right on!! Form and keeping core tight are making such a huge difference. Felt much better this am. My change in sneakers has also helped a ton!

Thanks all!!
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